I plan for everything in general but I always say no matter what happens you need to know the basics. I consider the basics as the “3” “W’s”
This is sometimes called the Law of the 3’s but I call them the 3 Ws because they have the denominator or 3 and I made them all begin with a W.
The Ws are Warmth, Water, and Wheat and it goes like this:
WARTH; 3 hours with a reduce body temperature = death by hypothermia
WATER; 3 days without hydration = death by dehydration
WHEAT; 3 weeks without food = death by starvation
Granted that with today’s modern medical miracles someone could be brought back from the brink of death after exceeding one of these 3s but the idea is that in a crisis you don’t have access to it.
This list helps in many situations. Consider being stranded in a car or lost out in the wilderness. You will likely get hungry and thirsty but hypothermia will kill you before either of those.
Example: a few weeks ago the local water department shut off the water. I immediately had my family begin filling the bathtub, sinks, and containers with water. Then I called and found out how long the water would be off. It was only a couple hours. Sure I have reserves l, but I won’t use them if I can use other resources.
After this I recommend education surrounding the 3 Ws. How to make a fire, stay warm, conserve heat and how to purify / distill water. The 3 Ws also help to prioritize what to put the most effort into learning.
You could add a 3th W for Weapons but a weapon doesn’t help keep you alive–it helps stop someone /something (bear, wolf) from living.
Statistics: Posted by Halmic73 — Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:22 pm