What We Can Learn From Our Ancestors
The Six Timeless Threats To Your Life And Happiness
And The Survival "Rule of 3's"
Being too hot
You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter in a harsh and hot environment (like a desert under the blazing sun). Hyperthermia (heat stroke) kills thousands every year around the world.
Being too cold
Same goes here. Cold temperature will kill you if you’re exposed too long. Hypothermia kills at least 1,500 people in the US every year according to an article in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Up to 60% of our bodies are water. The “survival rule of 3’s” says you can survive for 3 Days without water (if sheltered from a harsh environment)
You can survive for 3 Weeks without food (if you have water and shelter)
There are countless of diseases that can kill you, ranging from the flu and smallpox (thankfully eradicated) to cancer or drinking foul water
People die every year from falling down the stairs, car crashes, being shot and stabbed, getting attacked by bears, food poisoning, and so on.
The Three Essential Services You Need To Survive
Without These You Will Never Thrive
We know how to solve every food, clean energy, and sensible shelter problem in every climate; we have already invented and tested every necessary technique and technical device, and have access to all the biological material that we could ever use.
The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy, and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them.Bill Mollison Co-originator of the permaculture concent and founder of Permaculture Institute Tasmania