Thursday, February 25, 2010

Simple Survival Tips - The Rule of Threes

Most any survival situation will have several common factors that will affect your ability to survive. Following the Rule of Threes will help you keep your priorities in order. This will help to give you a better chance of surviving.

THE RULE OF THREES

SECURITY

3 seconds: The amount of time you normally have to respond to any threat.

AIR

3 minutes: The amount of time to obtain breathable air.

SHELTER

3 hours: The amount of time before you will need some form of shelter.

WATER

3 days: The amount of time you will have to find safe drinking water.

FOOD

3weeks: The amount of time to find safe and edible food.

COMPANIONSHIP

3 months: The amount of time before you will need contact with other people.


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker


8 comments:

Chief Instructor said...

Thanks for giving another great tip. I use the minutes, hours, days and weeks items in my Emergency Prep class.

The first and last items are great, though. Three seconds for defending yourself is absolutely spot-on. I'm going to add that to my various personal protection classes.

And we rarely think about not having human contact. It is SO important!

Much thanks.

Ken said...

...spot on in the 'companion' comment RW,Chief's right...rarely thunk about...hell,even if it's a dog,for the solo 'adventurist'...after three months you'll have long drawn out conversations,even tho he is a dog huh ?...lol

mama4x said...

Remember Castaway and he had only the volleyball for companionship? Probably saved his life.

riverwalker said...

To: Chief Instructor

In a matter of just a few seconds your whole world can change abruptly. being alert to threats in your environment, both natural and man-made, is a priority.

I also know quite well the effects of even short term isolation on people and they can be quite devastating to many people. As little as a week of isolation from human contact can adversely affect your survival mindset.

Thanks Chef Instructor!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Actually, a dog would be a great choice (aka, man's best friend) and better than some people I know...

Thanks Ken!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: mama4x

Castaway was a great movie...and it probably did save his life. The stress of maintaining your sanity in a survival situation can be extremely difficult.

Thanks mama4x!

RW

Kelle said...

Thanks, printing this off and sharing it with friends and family. Especially those who aren't full awake yet*sigh*
Blessings for your weekend,
Kelle

riverwalker said...

To; Kelle

I try to share what I can to help others...just trying to do my small part to make things better for everyone.

Thanks Kelle!

RW

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