Problems can happen to anybody at any point in time. But, being thoroughly prepared and aware can help you get out of them quickly and, above all saving your life. So, here are some tips which will help you a lot.
#1 STOPPING A CAR WHEN THE BREAK FAILS
That can be the worst case you can find yourself in. If you have regular breaks, then start pushing the brake pedal as fast and hard as possible to create the brake fluid pressure. If that fails, try your hand at parking brake. But, if that fails too then the last option is to scrape your car against a guardrail to reduce the speed. It can be threatening and, is advisable to use it as the last option.
#2 STARTING A FIRE WITH NEGLIGIBLE RESOURCES
All you need is a battery and two foil pieces. Take a battery and place the two foils at the end of each side of the cell. It will make the foils to heat up thus making flames. You can use corn chips ( they are highly flammable!) as a way to keep the fire ignited. You can also use a hand sanitizer to create flames as it contains flammable alcohol.
#3 EMERGENCY NUMBER
God forbid if you are stuck in a dangerous situation and your phone refuses to work due to signal problems, or you lack a SIM card, even then you can save yourself by dialling the emergency number. This will transfer the electronic lifeline to the rescuers that you are not dead. This is known as- ” digital handshake.”
#4 DIY WATER PURIFIER
If you are stuck in a place with water sound somewhere, it is advisable not to drink that water as it is not purified. But, you can prepare your purifier. All you need is an empty bottle, coarse gravel, coarse sand, charcoal and fine sand on the top. This process will help to filtrate the water for you to quench your thirst.
Note – never eat snow if you’re thirsty. It won’t remove your thirst but, will reduce your body heat.
#5 SENDING AN EMERGENCY SIGNAL
A good fire signal will, of course, be the one which will have a lot of smoke so that people can see it and approach for your help. If you are stuck in a forest, then you can collect some spruce leaves and new pipe to trigger the signal. Use can also make use of reflective materials like mirrors to get out of the situation.
If you get stuck in an inescapable situation, it becomes pretty tricky to find food for yourself to keep alive. But, if you have water around you, then fishing can be the best way to arrange food for yourself. Take a can and pull out the small tag on the top of it. It will make a right hook. And, if possible, attach a bread or a bait.
#7 AVOIDING VENOMOUS SPIDERS
Venomous Spider bites can be harmful, for instance, the black widow spider. They can leave severe allergic reactions on your skin which can reach to the abdomen if not appropriately treated. However, you can save yourself from such insects by identifying them quickly as they have a familiar pattern. If you locate a black body which has a red hourglass colouration in the side of its abdomen then, it’s a black widow.
#8 SAVING FROM A RIPTIDE
If you ever find yourself in a riptide, then do not lose your senses. Remember not to go near the riptide or try to fight it. All you need to do is swim parallel to the shore. This will cause the current to vanish at some point in time. And, you’ll escape from the situation.
#9 CAMPFIRE ROCKS
If you are enjoying a campfire, do not forget to keep stones around it. Well, this trick can work to your advantage. The rocks will not only help to keep the fire under control but, it will keep you warm even when the fire goes out. It can also help to purify the water by helping in boiling of the water.
#10 CAT-LITTER FOR YOUR CAR
If you have cat litter in your car then, you’ll probably never face the problem of getting your car out of snow or mud. Whenever your vehicle gets stuck, place the cat litter under the tiers.
#11 COLLECTING WATER FROM THE TREES
Trees can help you to procure clean and fresh water as the eater transpired by the trees is already filtered. You need to cover a branch with a lot of leaves with a plastic bag and ensure that all the leaves get covered by the container. Collect the water after the sunset.
# 12. DO NOT SUCK THE VENOM OUT OF A SNAKE BITE
This is one of the activities you should avoid doing at any cost. Never try to take out the venom out of a snake bite. It will spread in your body making the situation more complicated.
#13 HELP YOURSELF IN COLD-WATERS
If you ever stuck in cold waters, this heat-escape-lessening posture can help to retain the body heat. You need to cross your arms and hold them tight against your chest. Put your legs up and press your thighs against each other.
#14 OPENING A LOCK
If you find yourself locked in a room, you can make use of a flat-screwdriver or a butter knife which can fit into the lock but, not break it. Although this trick won’t be cent per cent helpful, can make it easier for you to unlock it.
Hope you never find yourselves in any of the above situations. But, God forbid, if you do, you have the tricks with you to get out of them.