Saturday Jan 13, 2024

I Call BS On The Rule Of Threes For Survival — I May Have A Better Idea

In my typical method of going against the grain, I call BS on The Rule of Threes Of Survival. In this short article, I cover the shortfalls of this simplistic and unrealistic standard of survival requirements that have been spread throughout our community for years.

I also offer a possible solution – an acronym (ASS-WTF) that may serve the prepping community better.

The Rule Of 3’s For Survival

  • AIR: You can survive three minutes without breathable air (unconsciousness) or in icy water.
  • Shelter: You can survive three hours in a harsh environment (extreme heat or cold).
  • Water: You can survive three days without drinkable water.
  • Food: You can survive three weeks without food.


ASS-WTF – Wouldn’t This Be Better?

ASS-WTF: Survival Priorities

  • Air: Get to breathable air.
  • Security: Ensure your safety from surrounding threats.
  • Shelter: Limit exposure to extreme temperatures and elements.
  • Water: Find or make safe and drinkable water.
  • Then: Next/Finally
  • Food: Secure food. Calorie and nutrition intake is necessary to survive.

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Stay safe. Stay prepared.
Hawkins Out.

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