My Top 3 Survival Items

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Today we're going to take a look at the three top survival items if you could only have three items what would they be
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now that is a very difficult question to answer because there are a lot of items that you need for survival but we need
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to prioritize these things and find out what do we need because if you're not careful your bug out bag can get really
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heavy with a lot of useless junk or a get home bag or whatever you have for survival in your car what you have for
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emergency you need to have these things planned out and thought out so really you're going to need more than just the
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top three but I want you to definitely work and think through what are the top three items that you could need in a
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real tragic survival situation now the first thing I like to consider are the rule of threes and that really helps you
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to formulate a good survival plan you can live three minutes without oxygen you can live three hours in extreme
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temperature conditions and you can live three days without water and three weeks without food so taking this into
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consideration what are my three top options now another important element of survival is to know that if you can
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survive the first 72 hours of any crisis situation then your chances of survival increased dramatically now so were
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fortunate in a study a few years ago taking all the top disasters that had happened around the world and one key
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element was if you could survive those first 72 hours your chances of survival dramatically increased but let's put it
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down to the bare bones for every hour that you survive your chances will increase in the next hour in the next
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hour and sometimes that's what it takes to hold on to be able to get through this situation that it will end and if
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you keep struggling and you keep trying to stay alive the chances are you're going to get through it
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so while we're not going to necessarily talk about the first 72 hours I really want to talk mainly about the first 24
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hours to 48 hours what are the three items that you're going to need now I personally came up with six items that I
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really had to struggle with and one of the first ones that didn't make the top three was food but these are SOS bars
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these are for lifeboats they're really compact and they'll give you three days worth of
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food but you can live three weeks without food yes you need to keep your energy up and it's really important but
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if the chips are down you can go without food and also another very important element in survival is a first-aid kit
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especially if you're really injured badly and you need help but I'm still not going to put that in the top three
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and the reason why is because if you have some really serious bleeding typically you'll have an article of
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clothing that you can get it to stop or you could actually form a tourniquet with your belt and be able to stop the
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bleeding and that's the number one thing in a really bad survival situation until you can get professional medical help
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and then one that I really had to battle with and that's water now you can live 72 hours without water but you can get
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dehydrated especially in a very stressful situation and so one of the other items that I have on my top three
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are hopefully going to be able to take care of my water situation but having a good water filtration system is really
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vital in a survival situation now my top three I'm going to start out with something and I'm going to call it a
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shell because of the rule of threes and because you can only live three hours in extreme temperatures having something to
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insulate your body is extremely important and also something to be able to keep you from being wet from getting
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damp and wet and then getting cold and then going into hypothermia so really a good shell whether it's a coat something
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this water repellent is really important you know you could have a flat tire your car could break down you could be out of
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cell phone range you need to travel on foot especially if you're out in the woods you definitely need something to
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keep your body in the core of your body at the right temperature and having a shale this can also be used to make a
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shelter if you need to it's just a regular poncho raincoat and so having a good shell to me is number three on the
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top three list now number two is a good knife I usually keep a really good sturdy folding knife in my pocket at all
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times and it stays with me I use it everyday but this can also be an important tool in fact it is your know
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number one survival tool or it could even be something like this Glock filled knife of course the problem with fixed
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blade knives is sometimes you run into legal problems if you especially if you're in a city limits or you're at
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work you can't necessarily carry a fixed blade knife which is optimum but a great substitute is a good folding knife one I
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would recommend it's somewhat sturdy to be able to handle a lot of different tasks and your number one survival tool
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one to me that you really can't live without this fire having a way to make fire having fire-starting capabilities
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to me the best is to go ahead and just get a nice big lighter this is the easiest way it's quick you can also get
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storm proof or waterproof matches a good fire steel a good quality fire steel is really important and then there are a
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lot of things on the market like this fire puck which is a matchless fire starter that can really get the fire
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going even in super wet conditions and so with that I have a fire kit but if I could only have one thing it would be a
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good lighter now of course there are a lot of good lighter options out on the market but a good strong lighter is one
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of the best ways to get a fire started now obviously if you're going to have a fire kit it would be great to have some
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tinder with it but if you have a knife you can make tinder if you have fire you can get a fire started
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but now one of the important things to about fire is that you can boil water so you're going to have two purposes with
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fire being able to cook food you can boil water you can get heat from the fire which is really the most important
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part and then it also helps with morale so having fire starting capabilities is your number one survival item
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and the bow-drill method good luck but it is an option nothing better than a good fire keeps you warm keeps your
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morale up cook your food number 1 baby of course another important survival tool is to have self defense of course
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the knife can be used as that as well but I usually keep my gun with me at all times this is an imported survival tool
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as well now what I presented here is to get you to start thinking and what's really important is for you to go
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into the comments below and give me your three survival items what are the most important survival items that you have
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and that way it will give you time to really analyze your priorities in survival be strong be of good courage
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god bless america long live the Republic nothing better than a good fire be strong be a good courage

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