Procuring Essentials – Food & Water

In a survival situation, it’s possible for a human being to live long periods of time with little or no food. Water on the other hand, is far more important.

You will need about 2-3 cups of water a day to stay healthy. Research shows that a healthy person can survive for up to three weeks on just 500 calories per day with no side effects, provided they have an abundance of water and shelter. Meanwhile, without water, a person can only survive for a few days.

If you find yourself in a situation where food and water is scarce, it’s wise to conserve the water you already have in your body by decreasing activities that cause water loss. During heightened activity or in areas with cold climates, you will need more food to maintain your body temperature.

When you find yourself stranded in the wild, procuring water is the top priority, while food is second in line. Both are important for maintaining your mental as well as emotional state. Here, we will discuss the methods of procuring Food & Water.