WATER    
SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS
That's it folks. That's all you need to survive. So easy a caveman can do it. Survival essentials
are those items that help you get one or more of the four necessities that you need to survive.
SURVIVAL NECESSITIES
FOOD   
FIRE  
SHELTER
WATER    
Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about a
month without food, but only about a week without water. Water helps to maintain
healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite. Water leads to
increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild
dehydration. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types
of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer. For a majority of
sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain. Water leads to
overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
Water can prevent and alleviate headaches. Water naturally moisturizes skin and
ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing
appearance. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation. Water is
the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for
proper circulation.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually
of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats,
proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and
assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, and/or
stimulate growth. Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and
gathering, and agriculture. Other foods not from animal or plant sources include various
edible fungi, especially mushrooms. Many plants or plant parts are eaten as food. There
are around 2,000 plant species which are cultivated for food. Seeds of plants are a good
source of food for animals, including humans, because they contain the nutrients
necessary for the plant's initial growth, including many healthy fats, such as Omega fats.
In fact, the majority of food consumed by human beings are seed-based foods.
FOOD   
FIRE  
Heat producing, cooking, sterilizing, water purification, protection, light source, drive
ground squirrels from holes, smoke bees from hive, chase game over into trap, night
fishing with torch, roasting on coals or grill, baking in pit or stone oven, indirect cooking -
as planking salmon, boiling in clay pot or stone boiling in basket or wooden bowl,
parching seeds, steam bending wood, straighten arrow, dart and spear shafts, recurve
and reflex bows, bend basket rim sticks, bend looped stirring sticks for stone boiling,
parching seeds, steam bending wood, straighten arrow, dart and spear shafts, recurve
and pitch for adhesive, heat treating stone for tools, wood working, burn bowls and and
reflex bows, bend basket rim sticks, bend looped stirring sticks for stone boiling, spoons,
dugout canoes, burning down trees, sharpening and fire hardening digging straighten
hand drills for fire making smoking hides and meat to preserve, softening tar sticks and
spears, general burn and scrape shaping, making charcoal, smelting metals, firing
pottery, blacksmithing and metal casting, medicine and water purification, smudge fires
to repel mosquitoes, repel predators, heating shelters, lighting, cauterizing wounds,
communication signaling, steaming, extract agave fibers, soften bone and wood for
working. Just a few of the survival uses of fire.
In any survival situation, shelter is critical. Set out immediately to construct one in
daylight hours, it's very hard to do in the dark. Take pride in the construction of your
shelter, think it through, do it right the first time. Also be sure to have a perimeter alarm
and barrier of some sort. And remember 'home is where you make it.' If you have no
tent, use your tarp or the plastic sheeting recommended for your INCH bag as the roof
of your shelter. Using this as the base for your camp you can be sheltered in minutes
then you can make improvements at your leisure. Your shelter can be as simple or as
complex as you like depending on your circumstances. Everyone has a different comfort
level so it's up to you to develop your campsite.
These are the basics for human survival. Once you have these basics covered, the rest is cake. Focus only on
the
necessary and the items critical to the development of the necessities. This way you can weed out the
unnecessary items in your INCH bag or survival kit.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Polyethylene Sheeting (8 mil)
about $10
about $10
Authentic Paracord
Emergency Water Filter
Water Disinfectant
Hiker Microfilter
about $10
about $10
about $60
Here are 3 different ways to purify water. They should be in your INCH bag. In a survival situation do not take water
for granted. Find a source, stay close to it, and defend it if necessary.
Ausable Animal Snares By The Dozen
Ruger Mark III Hunter .22
Ruger 10-22
Here are 3 different ways to get food. They should be in your INCH bag. In a survival situation do not take food for
granted. Find a source, stay close to it, and defend it if necessary.
Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
about $8
You should have at least 2 fire starting
devices not including matches or lighters in
your INCH bag.
For your INCH bag we recommend a bit of clear polyethylene for 3 reasons. Extremely effective, extremely lightweight,
extremely cheap. Obviously plastic sheeting as a shelter roof will keep you dry but sheeting will also insulate. With your
knife, paracord and some sheeting you can make a kick-ass cozy and dry shelter in short order giving you a 'sound
foundation' on which you can expand and improve.  
SHELTER
Nuclear Release
Foreclosure
Civil Unrest
Hurricane
Invasion
Zombies
Divorce
Flood
DON'T
LEAVE HOME
WITHOUT IT!
BETTER THAN A B.O.B.
Plan Now
Survive Later