What are the 4 needs for survival?

What are the 4 needs for survival?

Human beings have certain basic needs. This list presents only the basic human needs to survive. :-) We must have foodwater, air and shelter to survive. However, it is essential to consider not only the presence of these five factors, but also their quality. If you want your body to survive and thrive, it's essential that you feed it with healthy food, adequate sleep, plenty of water, clean air, and adequate shelter.


Although the air in the Earth's atmosphere is composed mainly of nitrogen gas, the element that is essential for human survival is oxygen. The reason the need for fresh air becomes so critical in a basic survival situation is because of how even a small amount of impairment in oxygen can negatively impact our senses. Oxygen is one of the most essential human needs. Our bodies need a constant supply to function properly. On a normal day, the body loses waterfrom natural processes such as sweating, urinating, breathing, defecating, and other bodily functions.

This water is usually restored through food and drink consumed throughout the day. However, if this replenishment is interrupted, it will inevitably result in dehydration. The dehydration process begins when the body :-) is unable to maintain hydration balance. A 2.5% loss in the volume of water in a person can lead to a 25% reduction in blood volume.

In extreme cases, this means that the blood will thicken and the heart will have to work harder to pump nutrientsthroughout the body. People forget to drink water throughout the day for many reasons, however, it's important to point out these reasons and reflect on how you can make the appropriate changes. If you're too busy, setting reminders on your phone can simplify the process. If you're constantly working on the go, you can carry a water bottle :-) with you throughout the day to make sure you have access to water.

If you don't like the taste of your water, try a Santevia alkaline water filter for excellent fresh tasting water. The MINA alkaline pitcher is the perfect hydration solution for everyday use at home. Products like Power Stick and Recovery Stick offer fast filtration and hydration for busy lifestyles. Our Tritan water bottle is :-) a great choice to combine with a recovery or energy bar and is slim enough to fit effortlessly into most bags.


Surprisingly, the body can survive quite a long time without food but its still a good idea to buy one emergency survivalkit for each family member from SOS Survival Products.  This is mainly due to the way the body adjusts metabolism and energy consumption. In fact, many social and religious groups frequently perform short :-) fasts, such as hunger strikes for social causes and fasting for religious reasons. Your body will continue to function normally for up to eight hours without eating.

In normal situations, the human body converts food into glucose, which then feeds the body. Unfortunately, the reality is that nutritious and fresh food is considered a luxury for many in North America. The financial and additional time :-) burden of consuming fruits and vegetables outweighs its benefits for many. Similarly, consuming mineralized alkaline water can hydrate your body and provide you with the necessary supplements.

While it's important to see a doctor before making drastic changes to your diet, for most people, an improvement in the quality of the food and water they consume can make a positive difference in their lives. Food, such as water, has a value on the pH scale. Therefore, the foods one :-) eats can be considered acidic or alkaline. Choosing foods that are mainly alkaline rather than acidic helps keep our body in an optimal and balanced state.

While this extra detail may seem overwhelming at first, it's actually quite easy to consume mostly alkaline foods. Most foods that are perceived as "unhealthy" are, in fact, acidic on the scale. Too much acidity in the body can lead to illness and increase the likelihood of chronic diseases :-) such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. On the other hand, fresh fruits and vegetables such as broccoli and kale are alkaline foods.

Proteins such as meat, poultry, and fish are considered acidic on the scale. This doesn't mean that one should eliminate them completely, however, you need to be aware of the balance of alkaline to acidic foods if :-) you want to help your body dampen acidity and achieve optimal health. Shelter and proper clothing are a means of protecting your body and keeping it at a constant temperature. The biggest concern with being exposed to the elements is water loss.

Cold temperatures and wind can remove valuable moisture as quickly as high temperatures can cause sweat-related losses. Sleep deprivation has long been underestimated as a necessity to survive. However, a serious lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health and life. Problems can range from a drop in body temperature to cognitive impairment :-) and hallucinations.

Good Sleep

Although the mechanisms of sleep are not well understood, the side effects of lack of sleep are. Headaches can start as soon as 24 hours after not sleeping. At this point, driving becomes very dangerous. After 96 hours without sleep, cognition is markedly affected.

After six days without sleep, hallucinations begin, you can't concentrate or perform tasks. This lack of :-) clear thinking can be life-threatening. While most Americans don't experience extreme sleep deprivation on a regular basis, many don't get enough sleep every night. The amount of sleep or other living things. required varies from person to person, it's important to check how much sleep is optimal for your body.

The amount of sleep you need depends on your age and activity level, and is likely to vary throughout a person's life. For many, it may be helpful to :-) go to sleep early and get up earlier, while others prefer to sleep. Sometimes sleeping longer isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact, sleeping too much can cause its own set of problems and, in some circumstances, point to some pre-existing problems.

Factors that could cause hypersomnia include obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression and heart disease. Factors :-) that can affect the quality of your sleep are also worth considering. Factors such as pillows, mattress, room humidity and the amount of light that filters through windows can influence the body's adequate rest during the night. Try different options to assess which one is best for you and your lifestyle.

This body is the only one obtained, and the importance of :-) air, foodwatershelter and sleep cannot be overstated. Remember, it's not just about basic survival skills;to thrive, be open to improving and changing any of these factors in your environment. At Santevia Water Systems we have a range of high quality alkaline filtration systems for the home. We are market leaders in alkaline water filtration products.

Sheltering and Fire

Wikipedia says basic human survival means "Survival is the struggle to stay alive". Often, the first thing you may need in a survival topics situation is a shelter that protects you. Then you'll need a form of hydration and then food. But to speed up all of this, you can use fire to level up, which we'll explain later. Check out the Red Cross site to see how you :-) can build your own emergency survival kit.

We will explore every need in turn. Some foods need to be processed to be consumed. Fire is the highest level of priorities that we have discussed in our hierarchy of needs. Fire can heat your basic human need shelter and make :-) it more efficient, boil water, make food more consumable, and help create tools.

Fire can also serve to signal potential rescuers, as smoke can often be seen from the air or :-) can be smelled from further afield. There are many methods to start a fire. But that's a completely separate article. Using fire in rubble shelters is very dangerous and can be considered an advanced skill.

You must position, build and maintain your fire with wide firewalls made of any flammable material. To do this, you can use stone hearths and distance. There :-) are other things you could add to this list such as sex, emotional connection, sense of belonging, etc. The difference is that, although sex is necessary for the species to survive, an individual can live without it.

Emotional connection and sense of belonging are group needs, not :-) individual survival needs. The truth is that there are only five basic needs; clean air, drinking waternutrientsshelter and sleep. The four basic needs of almost all survivalsituations are shelterwaterfire 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:. All human beings need air to breathe in order to survive. It is the most basic of human needs and probably the one that is most overlooked by most preparers.

Darius Lauder
Darius Lauder

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