The Survival Rule of Three
Survival skills are not just for the outdoorsy types. You just never know when you might find yourself in a life-threatening situation. An ice storm can wipe out a power grid and make roads impassable for days. A fire can fill the air with dense smoke before there’s a chance to evacuate. If we find ourselves in situations like these, it’s best to know what to do until help arrives. Being aware of our bodies’ limits and requirements for basic survival is the first, and most crucial step towards getting through a dangerous situation.
Patrick Blair has put together The Rule of Three-an easy to remember list that tells us what our limits are in an event where survival is threatened. With the rules, Patrick includes corresponding survival tips to help avoid a crisis. A bit of advice: get the LifeStraw! Boiling water is time consuming and not always practical, especially if you like to hike in wooded areas like I do.