8 Rules for Avoiding Illness

8 Rules for Avoiding Illness

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present 8 Rules for Avoiding Illness extracted from FM 21-76-1, the U.S. Army manual on Survival, Evasion & Recovery June 1999, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.   Some of the rules apply to field conditions but most will serve you well before, during or after a TEOTWAWKI event.

8 Rules for Avoiding Illness

  1. Health Preparedness

    Purify all water obtained from natural sources by using iodine tablets, bleach, or boiling for 5 minutes.

  2. Locate latrines 200 feet from water and away from shelter.
  3. Wash hands before preparing food or water.
  1. Clean all eating utensils after each meal.
  2. Prevent insect bites by using repellent, netting, and clothing.
  3. Dry wet clothing as soon as possible.
  4. Eat varied diet.
  5. Try to get 7-8 hours sleep per day.
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