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Survival Tactics: What To Do If You Find Yourself Stranded

Do you know how long a person can survive without food?

Without shelter?

Without water?


According to a CNN report, you’ll want to remember The Rule of Threes if you ever find yourself stranded and seeking rescue.

The Rule of Threes
3 hours without shelter
3 days without water
3 weeks without food


Scott, from Portland Oregon, a former Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor adds a few more to the list:

3 weeks without food.
3 days without water.
3 hours without shelter.
3 minutes without air.
But not 3 seconds without hope.


I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned from the James Kim story and the many related stories on the news lately is this: Stay put!

According to the Rule of Threes, should you ever find yourself in trouble, don’t wander. It’s best to stay near shelter.

While it is clear that James Kim did not do anything wrong, and he was in fact bravely trying to save his family, perhaps the best thing to come from his experience is the fact that we may all learn a little something about survival tactics. In my mind, that makes him a hero on an entirely different level!

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