The Rule of 3s


It is a good idea to know and understand exactly the circumstances we will be faced with in a survival event. The following article can lend some insight….

The United States Rescue & Special Operations Group ( has in their “Six Ways In & Twelve Ways Out” manual a “Rule of 3’s” strategy that states: “A man/woman can go 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food.” This is also their building block for their “Survival and Evasion” course. I have paraphrased and added to their published concept, as the basis for this article.