What are the 3 priorities for survival?

What are the 3 priorities for survival

The 3 basic needs of almost all survival rule situations are shelterwater, and food. The following team helps meet the needs of :-) these four priorities:. The order of importance of the following essential elements is determined by the needs of a given situation:. After thinking about this question for a while, I think there are 3 basic survival priorities you need to survive in almost any situation in nature.

How could someone really get the priorities for survival so wrong? Survival Rule of 3 and Survival Priorities For real survival situations it is better to remember and prioritize by the four levels of the Survival Rules of 3: You can survive for 3 Minutes without air (oxygen) or in icy water You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter :-) in a harsh environment (unless in icy water)

Rule of 3 Survival is not set in stone Use common sense and act according to your unique circumstances and needs. The rule of 3 basic survival skills mnemonic is just a guideline; know your limits.

In order of importance, they are waterfoodshelter . Depending on the situation, you may also :-) need some additional elements that we will cover in this blog post. A shelter can be anything from a 4-season tent to a simple tarp or a large garbage bag. Finding a suitable shelter is crucial for to survive due to the fact that you share the environment with potential enemies (animals and insects).

It's very important to know how to properly triage your survival priorities in a survival situation.

Shelter building

Avoid going overboard while setting up a shelter so you don't waste important energy that could be spent :-) on more important things, such as finding food or starting a fire. If you need to go to the bathroom, you should dig a hole or go far downstream from your shelter. To avoid most of these uncomfortable situations, your survival kit should include soap, toilet paper, body cleansing wipes, and a toothbrush. No matter how impromptu your trip to nature, never miss including a first aid kit in your survival kit.

Even if you're familiar with the terrain and have been there countless times, you'll never know when you're going to need something from your first aid kit. It's better to have it and not use it than to need it and not have it. Besides, emergencies don't give us any warning. A general first aid kit will do, but it's safer to supplement it with items that benefit you for your specific situation and location.

Fire In extremely cold temperatures , and in wet and cold conditions taking shelter from the wind, precipitation and the ground is very important to keep your body at 98.6 degrees .


More than 70 percent of human weight is water. Anything that disrupts this :-) balance can cause serious dehydration. Weather conditions in nature can cause fatal dehydration very quickly. Therefore, you need a way to compensate for any water loss from your body.

It is best to treat suspect water, but drinking dirty water is better than dying of dehydration.

Similarly, improper use of a water-filtration system can allow contaminants into your drinking water, which could potentially make a survival situation much worse. Understand your gear inside and out.

Stay away from water with obvious signs of toxicity like dead animals and no vegetation.

Also use as an impromptu first aid component. Look for a fixed blade survival knife. Its lack of moving mechanical :-) parts gives it the durability and strength needed to be able to cut branches and twigs from larger trees. The knife must be sharp to make your work easier.

Conversely, a water purification system can turn murky or unsafe water to clean and safe drinking water.

Once again in concept, it's pretty straightforward as long as we don't ignore the closing portion of the rule 'Harsh Environment'. Shelter many times you'll find may actually follow the need for water, at a minimum location of a watersource. But, that is certainly not always the case in extreme conditions. The most blaring survival situation or survivalshelter that comes to mind is that of extreme cold weather.


Food provides the human body with the energy to perform optimally both physically and mentally. Fortunately :-) emergency food supplies are readily available in the form of an MRE. These "meals ready to eat" have enough calories to sustain a human for an entire day or more, depending on which type and size of MRE you buy. There are guidelines for the amount of calories you need per day for optimal performance. You may need even more food in nature, but here, quality is better than quantity. The best examples are wheatgrass, maca powder and spirulina.

Our bodies are naturally prepared for short periods of starvation, which is why they tend to accumulate fat. Very :-) few short-term survival priority situations require food.

Prepare a descriptive list of all wild edible foods ahead of time.

Suffering an injury in a survival situation is something to be well prepared for. Most people may not be able to access emergency medical equipment on time due to the remoteness of nature. A first aid kit is vital to survive in this case. It can :-) help stop worsening bleeding from minor injuries, mobilize injured limbs, and even cover wounds to prevent infections.

You don't need to opt for the huge, fully equipped first aid kits to survive. Survivors can benefit from smaller versions. You can even reduce more weight from the kit by packing only the essentials, such as latex gloves, gauze, cotton, bandages, :-) over-the-counter pain relievers and alcohol-based antibiotics and cleaning wipes. Mobile phones are often useless in emergency situations.


Therefore, you must have a reliable way of communicating with the civilized world if you need help. A signaling device is crucial in nature. Emergency personnel, bystanders, or even a passing plane can easily recognize a flash from a signal mirror or the sound of a whistle. Make sure you know how to send a signal for a faster response.

It's a multi-purpose item that can significantly increase your chances of doing it in nature. Aim for the 550 parachute rope, commonly known as a parachute rope. It is a rugged, resistant, lightweight and portable product. The rope will :-) allow you to build an emergency shelter using a tarp or a large garbage bag.

In addition, it will help you hang or lift food out of reach of wild animals. The ability to stretch when wet is one of the most incredible features that make the parachute cord special for emergencies. Hopefully, this list of 10 things you need to survive in the desert is all-encompassing. This doesn't mean you don't need other items.

Don't risk it, take 3 robust redundant fire lighting tools with you. Matches should be transported in an impermeable container with an O-ring seal. A striker is an excellent second item, wear it tied to a string around your neck. A lighter is an excellent third item to carry.

Any knife can be a lifesaver in the forest. However, a survival gear knife is a structurally specialized knife for excellent performance in a wilderness survival situation. The survival knife helps you clear roads, build shelter, prepare food and hunt for food. In addition, it is a formidable weapon of self-defense if you know how to handle it.

Also use as an impromptu first aid component. Look for a fixed blade survival knife. Its lack of moving mechanical parts gives it the durability and strength needed to be able to cut branches and twigs from larger :-) trees. The knife must be sharp to make your work easier.

Always supplement your 3 fire lighting tools with tinder and some fire starter aids and a candle. A quality, liquid-filled observation compass is essential as a navigational aid. I recommend a genuine Silva Expedition 15TDCL 360, produced in Sweden by Silva AG (the real Silva company), manufacturers of the best compasses in the world. These compasses must be purchased in Europe.

Personally, I bought two recently in the UK and it was well worth the trouble. If you can't get one, the second closest is a SUUNTO MC-2, which is available nationwide. Carry two sections of more than 3 m of good quality nylon :-) rope or a small diameter climbing accessory rope with you. Each section can be up to 15 m if possible.

The lightweight cable is OK, but the quality of the cable makes a big difference. Don't buy cheap, thin, or weak cables. Backing up your cable with 3m of adhesive tape and 1.5m of lightweight cable. Remember that the adhesive tape can be :-) wound on your knife sheath and the waterproof match container for easy storage and quick retrieval. .

Darius Lauder
Darius Lauder

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