31 Random Survival Number Facts

Random Survival Related Number Facts

Random Survival Related Number Facts

 Knowledge is your BEST tool in any Survival Situation.  Knowing random facts is a good thing.  Here are a few:

  1. 4 drops of bleach to treat 1 quart or liter of water
  2. 80% of the earth’s surface is covered with water
  3. 3 years equals the official shelf life of MREs
  4. Add 37 to the number of chirps a cricket makes in 15 seconds and you’ve got the approximate outside temp
  5. 3 is the number of people you should tell where you are going when leaving for an adventure
  6. 8000 feet is when people typically start feeling the effects of altitude sickness
  7. 72 hours is how long your Emergency Bug Out Bag should be good for
  8. 550 lbs is the tensile strength of military spec parachute cord
  9. 66% of the human body is water
  10. 30+ equals the uses for a bandanna in a survival situation
  11. 8 cups equals the daily recommended amount of water
  12. 16 drops of bleach to treat 1 gallon of water
  13. 1% of total water amount is what has been lost by the time a person feels thirsty
  14. 75% of the human brain is water
  15. 83% of human blood is water
  16. 4000 cases per year of illness due to drinking water contamination in US
  17. 30 days is the approximate time one can live without food
  18. 70 gallons is how much water a Birch tree gives off in evaporation per day
  19. 1% of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking
  20. 30 & 50 degrees: The temperatures between which most hypothermia cases develop
  21. 7 is the number of strands inside of military spec  550 parachute cord
  22. 3 is the universal signal number for distress – Sets of 3
  23. 1 WHISTLE BLAST is International Whistle Code for “Where are you?”
  24. 2 WHISTLE BLASTS is International Whistle Code for “Come to me.”
  25. 3 WHISTLE BLASTS is International Whistle Code for “I need help.”
  26. 59-60 is the Rockwell Hardness Value (HRC) of a Mora Knife Carbon Steel Blade
  27. 5 days is the approximate time one can live without water
  28. 400 Denier notates the mass (in grams) of 9000 meters of the yard which is woven to create 400 Denier Nylon – a VERY popular fabric in the outdoor industry
  29. 8.35 lbs is the weight of 1 gallon of water
  30. 3 dots is equal to 1 dash in MORSE CODE
  31. 2 Iodine Tablets Purify 1 Liter of Water

Please…. add to my list by commenting below!

Cheers-

Creek

Comments

  1. 32. 2 is the number of good knives you should have in your Bug Out Bag (in case one is broken or lost).

  2. 33. 9 the number of missed meals before anarchy after a disaster.
    34. 47 the percentage of people surveyed who had a 3 day supply of water, the most basic survival need

  3. 35. 7- the number of steps to survival; recognition, inventory, shelter, signals, water, food, play… in that order. As developed by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association and what the US Coast Guard teaches their Aircrew and Boat Crew.

  4. Denise Hendrix Becker says:

    Ahem I thought the water treatment with chlorine was 21 meaning 2 drops of non scented chlorine bleach to 1 liter or quart.

  5. 4.Add 37 to the number of chirps a cricket makes in 15 seconds and you’ve got the approximate outside temp LOVE THIS.

  6. Robbe Lyn Reed-Sebesta says:

    You can eat clovers

  7. Never go in the woods without a gun

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