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What are the numbers? You know, much of preparedness can be all about hard numbers. The same can be said for survival. If we have the ability to meet these numbers and needs than survival and prepping can make a huge difference.
If we deviate on many of them, it can mean certain death!
That might sound serious but let’s look at exactly what we are talking about.
The amount of time a person can go without water. You need to have water solutions on many tiers from filtering to storing. This is one of those numbers you cannot deviate from. It means certain death.
When creating a simple survival kit, you are going to want to have something that keeps you and your family covered for 72 hours. This is something that every American should put into practice. We should all be bulletproof for at least three days.
Some of your survival math has to do with the things that you know you are not capable of. These hard limits can make a huge difference. You are not going to bugout, on foot, with your family, over 20 miles. At least not without a disaster or any reasonable efficiency.
2 Million Calories
It’s actually more like 2,300,0000 calories but that is what you need to feed one person for a year. Consider this and make the arrangements to assure your family can eat in times of disaster. Spread that food around but be prepared to take advantage of that.
Prepping and survival are most certainly a numbers game. Don’t deviate from that. Your intuiting is not that good. Just keep it simple and store the things you need so you don’t come up against that hard survival math.