When thinking about how to survive a disaster, Survivallife.com has a few helpful tips to keep in mind. Three of the most important things to remember when disaster survival is concerned are contained in the Survival Rule of Three . Simply put, in any survival situation you cannot survive 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks without food.
Taking these threes into consideration, it is always important to keep certain disaster supplies in stock so that you can avoid hunger, dehydration, and the outside elements of nature. For each of these survival rules, here are a few supplies to keep handy.
Shelter- Assuming that under this disaster scenario you are either displaced from your home, or you are caught in the elements far from home, it is always important to keep supplies on hand that will form a tent. Whether be a simple as a tarp or as complex as a collapsible tent, just having a barrier between you and extreme outdoor elements is crucial. While most people are aware that you can die from prolonged exposure to extreme cold, they do not realize that their bodies lose heat twenty five percent faster when wet, so staying out of the rain is important to avoid hypothermia as it only takes 40 degrees with wind and rain to set in. With even just a thin layer between you and the outdoors you avoid direct contact from UV rays, wind, rain, snow, and airborne inhalants.
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Water- Clean water is always essential to survival as all your body’s functions rely on it. If you drink the wrong water you run the risk of various bacterial and viral infections that can lead to death. In order to remove visible contaminants, you can use cloth or coffee filters to remove dirt and other harmful sediments. There are several methods to ensure however, that your water is also safe from micro-organisms and bacteria that can cause problems. Boiling your water is the most common and effective way to kill unwanted water inhabitants. There are many ways to go about boiling your water but it is important to note that in a survival situation, you do not want to drink hot water as it may further dehydrate you, so let your boiled water cool before drinking. Bleach is actually an effective way to create drinkable water. For one gallon of clean water, you can add a 1/8 tablespoon to kill micro-organisms. It is important to let the mixture of chlorine bleach and water set for 30 minutes before ingesting.
Food- Your best food sources for surviving a disaster will be food you can identify as safe and nutritious before gathering and preparing. While the amino acids and proteins of meats are important to your bodily functions, it will also be easy and productive for you to know which foods you can gather rather than just hunt. For instance the roots, shoots, and pollen heads of cattails are edible. The inner bark of conifer trees, known as the cambium layer, is full of sugars, starches and calories. It can be eaten on most evergreen, cone-bearing trees (except for yew, identified by its red berries, in which all parts are poisonous). By scraping the inner bark and cooking it in some fashion, you will be able to more-easily digest the bark and its nutrients.
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Though you may not be cozy or going back for seconds, if you can remember these basic rules of survival and keep a good store of emergency supplies, not only will you be prepared for most probable emergencies, you will know how to survive a disaster.