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The Rule of 3's
« on: March 05, 2013, 09:58:39 PM »
Howdy All,

Let's start at the beginning.

First Aid, prepping, combat and plain old living all must observe the rules of 3's.


The Rules of 3's

You can survive 3 minutes without oxygen

You can survive 3 hours without shelter

You can survive 3 days without water

You can survive 3 weeks without food

You can survive 3 months without companionship


With determination, training and most importantly the "WILL", you can survive longer than the rules of 3's. But the Rule of 3's is where we start.

When you are planning your bug-out bag, your bug-out location or your bug-out vehicle; keep the Rules of 3's in mind. It does not matter if you have 50,000 rounds of ammunition for personal protection or 10 years worth of freeze-dried foods if you do not have any water to drink.

To recap: you need (in order) Oxygen, Shelter, Water, Food, Companionship.

I expect more theory will arrive in short order. Once you understand the WHY, you can proceed to the specific topics to learn the HOW.

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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 02:12:00 PM »
Another Rule,
always have more than one way to make fire. Fire will keep you alive, behind or inside a small shelter as well as melting snow and ice or making water drinkable from streams.

Now as the title is the Rule of 3's, Know that I normally have 3 or more ways to make fire in my vehicle and in my pack at all times. I call my pack my Go Pack as it always goes with me.
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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 06:20:21 PM »
Another few things to add:
standardization of your BOB,firearms, and bug out transport,especially if youre involved in agroup. this makes certain that everyone is properly equipped, your vehicles are all equipped, and provides a uniformity, and confidence in each other.
2.Practice but make it fun by testing your stuff see how much abuse it will take learn how to fix things in place and hands on, like getting stuck in muskeg,or breaking your axe handle and making a new one.don't take anyone's word on the durability of this or that product use it break it and see if you can fix it. This also builds confidence in the group as well as general knowledge.(some things just can't be fixed.. like my mind LOL) These skills are great with the kids as long as it is not made out to be work. Get out the board games and kill the technophiles.
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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 06:27:51 PM »
How about this one?(bet you know where I heard this)
1. If you don't eat, you don't shit

2. If you don't shit, you die

3. If you die, I will kill you again...LOL
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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 04:50:46 PM »
Here are a few that I follow.

3 is 2
2 is 1
1 is none

Once is an accident   Twice is a coincidence   Three times is a set up.

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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 12:27:28 AM »
Mountainman's 5th rule " You can survive 3 months without companionship" may offer me an explanation for some somewhat bazar behaviour I have noticed in my small town. Many people are talking to themselves, out loud. Some even seem to be answering themselves, out loud. All along maybe, just maybe, they are preppers practicing to overcome the 5th rule.  :o

Then again it may just be something in the water supply!  ;)   :D :D :D :D

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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 06:38:14 AM »
{You can survive 3 hours without shelter}
Define shelter please. I was doing winter warfare in Wainwright, @ -20*C, where shelter was hole in the snow on the lee side of a fir tree. My blanket was a military scarf and my mattress was 2" of fir boughs. If it weren't for the C4 that we were burning to make tea, the shelter would not have been tolerable.
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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 09:13:49 AM »
Mountainman's 5th rule " You can survive 3 months without companionship" may offer me an explanation for some somewhat bazar behaviour I have noticed in my small town. Many people are talking to themselves, out loud. Some even seem to be answering themselves, out loud. All along maybe, just maybe, they are preppers practicing to overcome the 5th rule.  :o

Then again it may just be something in the water supply!  ;)   :D :D :D :D

Cabin Bieber...I mean fever.....   8) 

(Strange and odd behaviour seems to be common in smaller villages and even fly in mining operations, etc.  Saw the exact same thing in every little town I lived in throughout N. Ont.)
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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 03:40:24 PM »
Ranger,

The shelter starts at the body. With adequate clothing for the environment, and moves outward to structures to create a survivable environment inside.

Thus, if dropped in the Arctic in the snowy part of the year, without any clothes you would be a popsicle in three hours. So, before that time has elapsed you need to secure clothes, a sleeping bag, a tent, a cabin or an Igloo; just to have a chance at surviving.

In more temperate climates, an unclothed person may last longer if the weather is sunny and warm, but if it is raining and windy, you might not survive three hours.

But to every rule there are exceptions. The best exception I can think of is Shackleton. He and others of his generation were tough to the core. That is not so common anymore. Toughness, to survive the elements.

Did this help?

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Re: The Rule of 3's
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 03:23:03 AM »
Ya mon. ;)
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