Survival Tip: Rule of 3s

Posted by Jessica Sims on


When it comes to survival prep, there is so much out there to learn. It's always easy to understand things that are simple and well laid out. So today, I'm going to talk about the rule of 3s. In order to survive we don't need internet, electricity, and cell towers, although those things are pretty nice. What we need is food, water and shelter. 

The rule of 3s makes it easy to remember how long we have to obtain these things in a survival situation. A human can survive 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. Now when I first heard the 3 hours without shelter I was pretty skeptical so I did some research on why it's so little time. Simply put, if the weather is good, you may be fine. However if it rains then there is the risk of hypothermia.

Hypothermia is whenever your body is losing heat faster than it can retain it. As your body loses heat, the blood flow slows down and this can lead to organ failure. So it makes sense why building a shelter is so important. You need to have some sort of protection from the elements.In addition to having a shelter, it is important to learn how to make a fire. Making a fire can help you fight hypothermia and it can be used to cook meals when necessary.

Additionally, obtaining water is crucial because hydration is key. There are some really cool ways of doing that. One of my favorite ways are by making a Solar Still. I can't wait to do a demonstration on how to build them. As mentioned earlier, there's lots to learn when trying to survive. So the main point of this post was just to highlight the rule of 3s. In our next post, we will share the different types of shelters you can build based on your individual needs and circumstances. 

Next Article: Survival Prep: What Type of Shelter Should You Build? 


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