Came across a couple of “rules” I thought were worthy of posting.
Rule of 3’s
· 3 minutes without oxygen or medical assistance
· 3 hours without shelter from the elements
· 3 days without water
· 3 weeks without food
Common sense but the point is, don’t drown, don’t get badly hurt, make sure you have shelter if you need it, drink 7x more than you eat but do both.
120 Degree Rule
Chances of hypothermia increases if the combination air temperature and water temperature is less than 120 degrees. I.e. Water 40 degrees, Air 70 degrees then total is 110 so there is still a good chance of hypothermia. Dress appropriately for weather conditions.