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Do you know how long a person can survive without food?
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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As a homeowner, I primarily write about weather safety tips that everyone should know in order to protect their home and family during major weather events. I especially like to share seasonal "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of in the Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. The weather events I've personally experienced include: Hurricanes (while living in Florida), Tornadoes (while living in Indiana, Texas, and Tennessee), Earthquakes (while visiting California), Blizzards (while living in New York and Indiana), and Flooding (while living in Tennessee).