The human body needs air,
water and food to function properly. These are our most obvious physiological needs.
However, Maslow also includes clothing and shelter as necessary physiological needs to provide protection from the elements.
I disagree with Maslow. I think these should be considered separate needs and here's why:
Without a functioning human body (supplied with air, water and food), shelter does not help you.
In fact, it's nearly impossible to find (or build) adequate shelter if you are delirious from dehydration or starvation.
That's why we work so hard to develop and sell the best food and water survival solutions available. We could spend money bringing cool survival shelters to market, but we feel that would be getting away from what we deem so important to survival.
That's why we suggest everyone take care of these:
In your home:
- An off-grid water filtration system like our Alexapureå¨ Pro
- Enough food to feed each family member for at least 3 months
In your car:
In your go-bag:
- A lightweight, portable filter like our Survival Spring
- Enough food to get to your "bug-out" location per family member (this varies widely)
Once you take care of these, you can be confident you will be able to take care of your physiological needs in a crisis.
On to the next need on Maslow's hierarchy: