There are currently 44 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Hindu Goddess associated with eternal energy. Sometimes represented as dark and violent, Kali also represents Death.
Large seaweeds or algae,growing in underwater forests, in shallow oceans, requiring nutrient-rich water with temperatures between 6° and 14°C. They can grow as fast as half a metre a day.
A cap with a flat circular top and a peak. In Europe most commonly associated with French military and police uniforms. In North America, it is usually associated with the soldiers of the American Civil War.
An irregular area of limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams and caverns.
A small and narrow boat, sitting just above the surface of the water and navigated using a double bladed paddle.
A curving machete of Nepalese origin used for daily use, wood work, agriculture, etc. It has gained popularity due to its use by Gorkha regiments in the British and Indian Armies.
Thick, circular and deep cooking pot similar in shape to a wok that originated in the Indian subcontinent.
Traditionally made Japanese swords used by the samurai of feudal Japan. It is characterised by a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.
Trademark for a synthetic fibre developed at DuPont. First commercially used as a replacement for steel in racing tyres, it has many applications, from tyres and sails to body armour, because of its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. It is five times stronger than steel. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets.
In contrast to a roti or chapati, kulcha is an Indian yeast-leavened bread made of processed flour.
A normal metabolic process when the body burns stored fats instead of glucose for energy resulting in a build-up of ketones within the body. A ketogenic or low-carb diet encourages ketosis to try and burn unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates.
A traditional dagger originating from Oman. Worn by men for ceremonial occasions, it is a short curved sword shaped like the letter “J” and resembles a hook. It can be made from a variety of different materials, depending on the quality of its craftsmanship.
A self defense weapon about six inches long and half an inch in diameter, it is usually gripped tightly in the palm and used as an ice pick to inflict injury to the face, nose, knuckles, solar plexus, abdomen, spine, neck, etc. It is small and portable and can be easily deployed.
The Keffiyeh or Shemagh is a head dress fashioned from a square cotton scarf, traditionally used in the Middle East, adopted by the armed forces of various countries and by survivalists from around the world.
A double-edged dagger often with a single off-set groove on each face of the blade. The shape of the weapon is similar to the ancient Greek Xiphos, the Roman Gladius, or the Scottish dirk and has been used as a secondary weapon in since ancient times. Such daggers and their scabbards are usually highly engraved in gold or silver designs and sometimes include embedded gemstones. The scabbard will generally feature a ball point extension on the tip, and the handle is usually made of materials such as wood or ivory.
Fuel that is added to a fire just after it has caught. It needs to burn long enough to be able to add and light the main firewood.
Term for downslope winds flowing from high elevations of mountains, plateaus and hills down their slopes to the valleys or planes below.
Rope made of twisted fibres in the inside core (the kern) and protected with an exterior sheath (mantle).
Also called a paraffin lamp (Hurricane Lamp in India), it is a type of lighting device that uses kerosene as fuel. They have a wick protected by a glass chimney.
Also known as keto diet, low card high fat (LCHF) diet, keto diet, etc, it is a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy.
The world’s longest venomous snake is found in forests from India to Southeast Asia. Preys on snakes and other vertebrates. Generally avoids humans.
Kiss of Life
Administering mouth-to-mouth breathing to resuscitate a person who cannot breathe is the Kiss of Life since it enables a potentially dead person to be brought back to life.
Also called Aluminium Foil or Tin Foil (incorrectly), it is aluminium sheets prepared in thin leaves, flexible, making it possible to wrap around objects, often to retain heat in food due to its insulating properties. In survival scenarios it can also be used for signalling and as a fire reflector.
An extreme sport that combines wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite and is propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard.
Capsised rafts that are small enough with little or no gear attached can be knee flipped. This involves the rafter holding the webbing on the underside of the raft, and pushing their knees into the outer tube, and then lifting their body out of the water, leaning back to overturn the raft.
Pulling together a knot to give it shape, form and stability, capsizing to the desired structure.
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