When people hear the phrase “survival tips,” many of them immediately imagine a situation similar to the one faced by Robinson Crusoe or Bear Grylls: going one on one with nature.
But it is that even in the city it is good to know what to do when the situation demands it to avoid misfortunes.
We gathered some of the best tips to help you ensure that you don’t panic in dangerous situations.
Using Keys For Self-defense
You often see this kind of advice online: to defend yourself when attacked on the street, hold your keys between your fingers like a knuckle-duster.
But you really shouldn’t do that as you can hurt your fingers. To put the keys in this position in your hands, you need time, which you may not have.
It is much more effective to hold the keys as you would with a knife or clutch them in your fist.
Don’t Underestimate Ixodid Ticks
In Europe, Asia, and America, ticks can cause Lyme disease and, in some places, tick-borne encephalitis. Both diseases are extremely dangerous. If you get bitten by a tick, go to the doctor right away for a checkup.
Remember that ticks can catch you in a common park, so always be careful. To remove one that is burrowed into the skin, try to grasp it with tweezers closer to the head and very carefully prize it out. Read about other tick removal methods here.
Money For An Emergency
It is a great idea to hide some money inside your phone case. There is always the possibility that you need some money urgently (for example, to pay a taxi driver). Having some emergency cash can only save you if your wallet/purse or bag gets stolen or lost.
The Crowd Effect
If you or someone you suddenly feel unwell within a public place, don’t ask everyone around you for help at once. Instead, find the person closest to you and ask them specifically.
Otherwise, responsibility is simply “dissipated”: people will think that someone else has already taken responsibility for the emergency and will simply move on.
What To Do If You Can’t Open A Sinking Car Window
If you are in a car that is sinking in water, you should immediately open the window and get out without delay. But what should you do if the window won’t open?
This can happen in cases where the car body has been damaged as a result of a collision. For this reason, you should always have something heavy inside the car that can be used to break glass, if necessary.
A steering wheel lock, fire extinguisher, or any other heavy object would be suitable for this.
You can find more details about what to do if you’re stuck in a sinking car right here.
If Something Seems Wrong, Don’t Be Afraid To Be Rude
You should always be brave enough to refuse to spend time with people who seem strange to you. If you are afraid of being alone in the elevator with your neighbor and you think something is not right, don’t ignore your instincts just to avoid offending someone.
What If You Are Attacked After All?
Don’t try to hit the attacker’s face, as this leaves your hands free to continue hurting yourself. It is better to hit the body or grip the wrists tightly. Do wrist exercises every day to strengthen your hands.