Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Remember the Priorities

Watching this guy doesn't help much.
When prepping it is wise to think of the "Rule of Threes". There seems to be multiple variations of this rule, but this one is quite effective when planning.
  1. You can survive for 3 hours without maintaining your core body temperature.
  2. You can survive 3 days without water.
  3.  You can survive 3 weeks without food.
Now you have your priority list when it comes to prepping, so now what?

Maintaining your temperature is best done with an effective shelter. So shelter is your number one concern. Shelter includes tents, sleeping bags, tarps, warm clothes, shelter building knowledge, etc.  If you live in the northern areas where snow is common this is a definitely a high priority. Make sure you have multiple options for warm clothing just in case you get wet and have multiple back-up plans for shelters. If your tent rips be prepared with a tarp. Find the information online on how to build shelters in the wild. Here I did the work for you: Survival Shelters Remember my post about printing all information? Print it and file it!

Next is water. I have talked a ton about water so I am not going to bore you. Get yourself a Katadyn or Life Straw filter as a back-up for drinking dirty water. Store extra water in your house with empty and cleaned plastic bottles. Go here for more info: Water Tips

Food. If you don't have at least a month of food for you, your family, and your pets, then you need to sit down and make a list immediately. Should you have 20 years of food instead of only a month stored? Sure that would be fantastic, but I am telling you a month is the minimum. Just do what you can afford. It's probably  more than what most Americans are doing. Go here for the basic list: Food Tips

Prepping can be as easy or hard as you want to make it. The same goes for survival. By prepping now, you are setting a successful path towards survival while others are panicking.  

I first read of the Rule of Threes here: Survival Skills

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