Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Time)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

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One of the most overlooked preps is ...

We only have so much time. During the day, we use seven, eight, and possibly nine hours of our day for sleep.

Some people try to reduce this time, but it is harmful to them. In certain situations, lack of sleep affects your ability to effectively think about complex problems, causes accidents, prohibits your body from repairing itself, and many others affects.

We also use time for eating and preparing our meals. Some people think, incorrectly, that they can reduce this time by using the convenience foods, such as boxed meals, canned soups, and others.

That's a poor idea. These convenience food have high amounts of sodium, sugar, and other negatives that can contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical problems.

Plus, the idea of convenience foods give our families the idea that time together is unimportant.

Also, ...

There are other time limits that we, you and your family, need to be aware of, like ...

The Three to Five Rule
I can't remember when and where, I first read this basic rule about time for preppers. Since then it has been expanded and modified, by me and others.

You have ...

Three to Five Seconds to Survive without Thinking

Three to Five Minutes to Survive without Air

Three to Five Hours to Survive without Shelter

Three to Five Days to Survive without Water

Three to Five Weeks to Survive without Food

Three to Five Months to Survive without Communications

Three to Five Years to Survive without Community

Three to Five Decades to Survive without Medical Care

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Cecilia Duarte

Every year in Great Britain tourists are hit by cars, as they cross the street.

No, it's not because Brits don't like tourists. It's because tourist don't think before crossing the street

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A house fire is probably the most common disaster a prepper and their family will face.

The number one killer in a house fire? It isn't the fire; it's the smoke.

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Airman Jonathan Snyder, U.S. Air Force

Whether it's shelter provided by your home or your clothing, you and your family will need appropriate shelter for a wide range of events, from extreme cold to extreme heat.

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Joe Ravi

We turn on a tap and out it comes. Enough water for your family to drink, bath, and cook with.

But, ...

What do you do when the potable water stops flowing?

International Fellowship of Christians & Jews

Your family may decide to store three days, two weeks, three months, or one year of food.

Either way, ... You're not storing enough for when family and friends arrive, at your home.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez

Whether it's smoke signals, the heliograph, a letter, or two-way radios, you and your family need a method of talking with friends and family.

The same goes for getting information from a larger ...

Дарья Сулейман

You with only a few friends and family members don't have enough time to learn all the skills for surviving certain events that's why its important to live close to a small town or city.

So, ...

You don't have to be an expert on repairing motor vehicles, nursing a sick person back to health, plumbing a workshop, welding cast iron, doctoring a patient, painting a house, towing a vehicle, treating water and sewage, castrating a billy goat, butchering a cow, and many, many more skills.

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Spc. Michael D.Carter

Medical Care
Besides immediate life saving treatments, you can live a healthy, fruitful life for a few decades.

But, ...

Sooner or later, untreated chronic diseases and old age will catch up with you, starting your final days of survival.

A few of these can be a stretch, such as communications.

But, ...

As you and your family get prepared for the tough times ahead, you need to focus on the priorities of your family's survival, such as appropriate shelter, potable water, healthy food, and ...

WebMD - 10 Things to Hate About Sleep Loss

Healthline - The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

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