Living in a World where danger is constantly around us, we need to ensure that we know some life-saving tips that can be used for severe situations.
1 – Wearing the right clothing during cold seasons
“Wet skin gives off heat much faster, so it’s important to try to keep your skin dry for as long as possible. Ensure that your body temperature does not fall too quickly by wearing woolen clothes — such clothes are very good at absorbing moisture. Cotton and other fabrics are poor moisture absorbers — wearing clothes made from such materials will cause you to freeze in no time at all.” explains Bright Side
2 – Do not inflate the life jacket before you exit a plane
In case of emergency water landings, inflating your life jacket inside a submerging plane will cause you to float up to the cabin’s ceiling, unable to move without help and drown. The right thing to do is to take a deep breath and swim out of the airplane with your life jacket still deflated. Only when you’re safely out of the plane should you pull the inflation cord.
3 – Learn the life-saving Heimlich maneuver
BrightSide explains this further:
- Place your fist, thumb side in, just above the person’s navel.
- Grasp the fist tightly with your other hand and move it upwards, applying strong pressure to their rib cage.
- Repeat such quick upward and inward thrusts until you dislodge the object blocking their airway.
- If none of the above-mentioned actions produce an effect, lean the person over a fixed horizontal object, such as a table edge, chair, or railing, and press their abdomen just above the navel against the edge to produce a quick upward pressure. Repeat until the object is expelled.
4 – The rule of 3
It is believed that the average human can only survive without air for three minutes, without water for three days & without food for three weeks. However, do not push your limit; if you are stranded, source fresh water and build a shelter out of leaves and branches until you gain enough strength to venture on and find help or a phone.
5 – Do not remove a knife/object from a wound
This is the most basic fact and universal tip as removing the object will cause you to bleed out. Wrap a bandage and seek a hospital for further assistance.
6 – Carry a bright, powerful flashlight at night
Predators lurk in the dark and this tip will save you from any attack (Or give you a head start to escape and get to a safer spot)
7 – Limit the amount you spend on a cellphone whilst walking
This causes you to lose track of surroundings. Only use a device if absolutely necessary or wait until you at a shop, in the car, waiting for a train.