Survival Dictionary

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There are 14 names in this directory beginning with the letter Q.
Q Code
Standardised collection of three-letter message codes. Created when radio used Morse code exclusively, Q Codes continued to be employed after introduction of voice transmissions. The codes in the range QAA-QNZ are reserved for aeronautical use, QOA-QQZ for maritime use and QRA-QUZ for all services.

Qomolungma
Mother Goddess of the Earth, the Tibetan name for Mt Everest.

QRMT
Quick Reaction Medical Teams.

QRP
In amateur radio, QRP operation refers to transmitting at reduced power while attempting to maximise effective range. The term QRP derives from the standard Q code used in radio communications, where “QRP” and “QRP?” are used to request, “Reduce power”, and ask “Should I reduce power?” respectively.

QRS
A proword in radio communications signifying “Your transmission is too fast. Reduce speed of transmission.”

QSZ
A communications prosign indicating that communication is difficult and each phrase should be transmitted twice.

Quadzip
Four numeral zeros in a row. Example: 100007 would be read aloud as “one quadzip seven”.

Quagmire
Also called a mire, it is a wetland without forest cover, dominated by peat-forming plants, grass and mosses.

Quart
A unit of volume equal to a quarter of a gallon, two pints, or four cups. Since gallons of various sizes have historically been in use, quarts of various sizes have also existed.

Quartering
Sailing nearly before the wind.

Quay
A platform on which a boat can be secured to prevent its free movement in the water.

Quicksand
Ordinary sand saturated with water reducing friction between particles resulting in a mixture that cannot support any weight. If you struggle you will get sucked under, but if you relax you will float since the density of a human body is less than that of quicksand.

Quinzee
A snow shelter piling up snow and then excavating the inside out to create a kind of cave.

Quiver
Device for holding arrows.


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  1. wilderness survival kit canada

    The term “survival kit” may also refer to the larger, transportable survival kits ready by survivalists , known as “bug-out bags” (BOBs), “Individual Emergency Relocation Kits” (PERKs) or “get out of Dodge” (Good) kits, which are packed into backpacks, or even duffel bags. These kits are developed especially to be more simply carried by the person in case alternate forms of transportation are unavailable or impossible to use.

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