We all know that it is better to be prepared before a disaster than after. And with recent news reporting one terrible disaster after another, we need to face up to the reality that one day, it could be our homes on the news. Now, this doesn’t call for paranoia, but rather a healthy amount of caution.
We’re going to be sharing 12 random tips with you since you never know what might come your way, we have covered a couple of different scenarios. From stab wounds to avalanches, we’re going to be thinking of what to do in case of an emergency.
1. First off, don’t text and drive. You do not want to go out that way, my friend, trust me.
2. It is better to live in a wooden house during an earthquake since when they collapse, they leave voids for you to hide in. Brick and mortar just crumble and collapse.
3. If you’re underwater and don’t know which way is up, just breathe.
4. Never eat snow, especially in a survival situation. You need to melt it before you can drink it, otherwise, you will be getting hypothermia from the inside out.
5. If you’re lost in the woods, find shelter and water first. You can survive without food for awhile. But you will be no match for the elements, and you can only survive for 3 days without water.
6. Stuck in the cold? Grab a handful of ice, melt it in your hands to form a ball, then make sure it is as smooth as possible. This could be used as a magnifying glass to start a fire.
7. Be a good pedestrian. Don’t text and walk, and remember to look both ways before crossing the street. More people have died from ignoring these rules than you realize.
8. Crayons can make pretty effective makeshift candles that burn for hours.
9. Always let people know where you are and when they should be expecting you back.
10. You might be shocked to know this that condoms can be used as water containers, latex gloves and at times they can be used to keep your mobile phones and other gadgets safe.
11. Don’t remove the object from a stab wound. Whatever it is might be blocking the blood flow. Leave it in and let the doctors handle it. If there is no object and someone is bleeding, stop the blood flow by applying pressure to the wound with a jacket or something else.
12. If you need to clean murky water, all you need is a piece of cloth and two containers. Place the dirty water in one container. Put one side of the cloth into the dirty water, and one side of the cloth into the empty container. The cloth will work as a filter, and all you need to do is let diffusion work its magic.