The Five Key Elements
of Survival & Life
On average, we can live three days
without water, versus three weeks without
Over 3/4ers of our body is
composed of fluid.
Just by passive existing we
lose almost a half gallon per
day. That goes up drastically
if we are active.
Thus we need at least one
gallon of water per day.
The quickest and most effective
emergency preparation we can do is
Have a minimum one case of 500ml
bottles per person (three days worth).
I recommended it be 2 cases.
Do it now!
We can survive three weeks
But it isn’t fun.
Store enough food for one month
for every person in the household.
Click on image
I have a variety of ration bars (click on each for
Grizzly Bear Emergency Food Rations
Below are some before going into a ziplock bag
and into my Jeep.
In our normal civilized world, fire is almost
considered a luxury for those who might have a
fireplace in their house, but you have to realize
that fire actually affects a lot of your day-to-day
We rely on fire for heat, for cooking, for
The ability to make fire is one of the
essentials of human survival.
The ability to put out a fire is of more
immediate importance in our homes and work.
We can survive for three hours in extreme
weather without shelter or fire before our
body temperature becomes unregulated.
The Essential Triage of First Aid
A basic emergency first aid kit is one of the
essentials of home preparation.
The Five Essential Elements
If disaster struck, whom would you want at your side,
helping you? A doctor? Lawyer? Policeman? Teacher?
While they all have unique skills, I submit that the
overwhelming choice would be a Special Forces Green
The Five Essential Elements
This was just a brief over-view. All five areas are
covered in depth in Prepare Now, Survive Later.
Also covered are ways to prepare for all five along with
The book on the left is how you prepare NOW.
The book on the right, is your guide to surviving an
emergency or catastrophe given you’ve prepared.
The handbook in the center is a discounted, distilled
version of both books with the most important basics
- click on cover for any.
I highly recommend getting at least one print copy of the
survival manual. During an emergency you can’t count
on an eBook. It’s pocket-sized— shown next to my
trusty, old Ranger Handbook. I keep one in the glove
compartment of each car, in every Grab-n-Go bag and
also give them as gifts— the gift of life. Click on image
for print version
New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former
Green Beret, and feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus.
He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 bestselling
series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in
the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with
his wife and labs. Sort of. Free book below available HERE