Getting Started

Posted: November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

People often ask “How do I get started?”  This is a great question.  Preparedness is a huge task.  Let’s look at it from the angle of what is going to kill you the fastest.

1. Oxygen

2. Temperature (thermoregulation)

3. Water

4. Food

Oxygen – you will die in minutes without oxygen.  I can’t really help you prepare for this.  If the oxygen is all of the sudden gone we are all screwed, no need to prepare for this!  (See, one thing off your list already!)

Temperature – most people think that lack of water kills you first.  Wrong!  You can die in minutes from environmental exposure either hot or cold.  Maintaining regular body temperature (98.6 degrees F) is called thermoregulation.  Clothing and shelter are your most immediate concerns in any survival situation.  Luckily most of us already have shelter and clothes.

Water – you will die from lack of water in a matter of days depending on the situation.  Dehydration is a major factor in any surival or emergency situation.  You must have access to clean water.  I can’t over emphasize this enough.  Rule of thumb – 1 gallon of water per person per day.  (Water for drinking, washing, brushing teeth, etc)  This goes up quickly if it is hot and or you are working hard and sweating.

Food – you can go weeks to months without food.  It takes quite a long time to starve to death.  The last 2-3 weeks will be very miserable.  Most of us could go quite a long time with all the extra fat we have stored.

More posts to follow on each of these things!

In the interest of getting started I would recommend getting one of the two fiction books in the book section.  One Second After or 299 Days.  Both are fantastic reads and you will learn something.  They are very entertaining stories of things that could happen.  (Currently One Second After is only $2.99 on kindle – awesome deal!)  They will scare you a little bit and this, for the most part, is a good thing.  Nothing like a healthy fear to spark that prepper fire in your soul!

  1. goldenbear77 says:

    Nice start! I look forward to learning from you!

    Liked by 3 people

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