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Jun
25

An introduction to Water.

Well it has been awhile since our last post – we have been super busy with instructors off to get married and honeymoon, others in the process of changing jobs (in different countries) or visiting families overseas. The good news is that we are now getting back on track and planning more courses.

Speaking of which, before we get to this Newsletter’s topic of Water, our next Basic Course is scheduled for the weekend of the 23-25 August, get your entries in quick to avoid disappointment.

So without further ado we hand over to Erez, our water expert for an introduction on the role water plays in Survival.

Anthony Rodger
Chief Instructor
Water Survival Training

WATER

The rule of thumb is that you can live for about three weeks without food, but only three days without water. Survival is often about using your common sense, logic and creativity. Finding water is no exception.

When water availability is a concern, your first priority is to conserve the water that you already have contained in your body plus any supplies that you have left. 

I have a good friend who is an ex co-pilot of an F16 fighter jet and he filled me in on his brush with dehydration that took place a few years ago whilst he was taking part in the Pharaons Rally in the Egypt Desert. He had completed survival training with his army so he knew the basic principles but when he set out on his motorcycle that morning he never knew he would have to put them to good use.

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