Healthy Moms

Need Help with Some Research
July 4, 2010 at 1:57 PM

I am working on a book, and I need some info. I was hoping you ladies could help me out.

How long can a person go without food or drink?

How long can a person sit in their own filth before rashes start to form?

And the others I can't ask because they are most likely TMI for this group.


  • SouthernLady7
    July 6, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    The basic rule of thumb for a person's survival without air, water or food is the rule of three –   3 minutes without air, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food. 

  • evwsquared
    July 6, 2010 at 2:54 AM

    You need to look at PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's database.

  • PhoenixFire
    July 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Thanks for all of the information ladies!!! I got what I needed!

  • twkltoz
    by twkltoz
    July 7, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Quoting Vixiel:

    what? 3 hrs no shelter?

    Quoting twkltoz:

    Basic info for survival folks is 3 days no water, 3 weeks no food, and 3 hrs no shelter.

    If you are bedding down for the night were you will be sleeping you need some type of cover or shelter.  Exposure will get you when you are not awake or paying attention.

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