Life can be unpredictable. That’s why it is always good to be armed with survival skills you can always apply in case you ever find yourself in emergency situations.
Thanks to these tips, you will be able to make split-second decisions and protect yourself in the best way you can if the need arises.
1. Know how to give CPR and mouth to mouth resuscitation properly.
In the case where someone’s heart stops, knowing how to give CPR and mouth to mouth resuscitation can make all the difference. There are countless Youtube where you can learn how to do these live-saving techniques for free. Recent studies show that untrained bystanders giving mouth to mouth does not increase the chances of survival. So, if you encounter an emergency where someone has stopped breathing or has no pulse, skip the mouth-to-mouth for rapid chest compressions as they are easier to do.
2. If you’re caught in a tornado, your car is your best bet.
If you’re caught in a tornado, avoid hiding under a bridge or in a building as as they can easily collapse. Dash for your car instead, park it in an open area, lock your windows and doors, buckle your seatbelt, and wait till the tornado ends. If you decide to outrun the tornado, don’t just start driving. First, watch the direction of the funnel and where it’s heading, and drive away from it.
3. If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to a water source, try not to eat.
Eating will only make you thirstier. You can survive without food for up to three weeks, but only a few days without water.
4. Find yourself in a wilderness survival situation? Breathe through your nose and not your mouth.
When you breath out of your mouth, you expend more energy and you lose more energy.
5. Get stabbed or impaled with a sharp object? Pulling it out might be a bad idea
In the case where you or someone gets stabbed, pulling out the object will only lead to more blood loss. You should only pull out the object if it is blocking an airway. In such a situation, your main priority should be preventing blood loss.
6. When you find yourself in a crowded place, take note of all the exits.
In case of a robbery in a bank or a fire disaster, people will always try to escape through the same door they in with, eventually leading to overcrowding.
7. How do you stop a car when the brakes fail?
If you car brakes fail, start pumping the brake pedals as hard and fast as you can to increase brake pressure. If this does not work, then try using the parking brake. If this proves abortive too, then you’re advised to scrape you against a guardrail as last resort.
8. Know the difference between a venomous snake and non-venomous one
In case you didn’t know, not all snakes are deadly. So, if you are bitten by a snake, don’t panic because it might not be venomous. Instead, check to confirm whether the bite is venomous or not. A venomous snake bite has clear large holes which have been made by its front teeth. A non-venomous one, on the other hand, usually leaves two rows of teeth.
Also, a venomous snake’s eye pupils are usually oval in shape. Non-venomous snakes have round pupils. Venomous snakes will usually have a more triangular head while non-venomous ones will have a rounder one.