Calculated Survival Rules

As most lists of rules go, they are never all-inclusive. This list is no exception. We will be posting a video for each rule that illustrates it in a satirical manner. Here at Calculated Survival we find that humor makes ideas more memorable. Additionally, every rule will be illustrated by a t-shirt graphic. The t-shirts will also have a QR code on them that sends you to our video illustration of the rule. If you have a rule that you would like to add, please leave a comment on our video. And if we use your rule, then we will send you a free t-shirt of your rule and invite you to be in the video!


  1. Don’t Panic
  2. Evaluate your situation
  3. Calculate a plan
  4. Conserve energy
  5. Leave no one behind
  6. Don’t fight your environment, become a part of it
  7. Know your terrain and the creatures that live there
  8. Prepare for the unexpected
  9. Celebrate every win, no matter how small
  10. Learn to improvise
  11. Embrace the suck
  12. Never give up
  13. Don’t let the first time you make fire be in an emergency situation
  14. Learn basic first aid