There is hardly anyone who would want to appear in a dark alley with a strange man behind them or get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. That is why knowing some useful tips for different life situations can really be very useful.

We put together a few ideas that can help you out of a dangerous situation.

How To Handle Any Critical Situation Effectively

9. If Somebody Is Trying To Take You Away By Force

9 Pieces of Advice That Can Save Your Life in a Critical Situation
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If you are pushed into a car, try to “accidentally” drop as many personal belongings as possible (but remember, it’s best to have your cell phone with you). This could help the police find you faster.

8. How To Understand When A Storm Is Coming

Shake any drink and pour it into a glass. If the bubbles spread to the sides, the weather will be fine. If the bubbles are in the center, the storm is coming.

This is due to the effect of atmospheric pressure on air bubbles. High pressure disperses them to the edges, which means you can expect sunny weather.

When the pressure is low, the bubbles remain in their initial location, which means that the weather will be gloomy and rainy.

6. If You Get A Flat Tire, Stuff It With Grass

If you suddenly get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, drill small holes in the sides of the tire and fill it with grass or straw. Obviously, after you get to a gas station, you will have to drop the tire, but at least this method will help you get home.

5. Stay Focused During A Plane’s Takeoff And Landing

9 Pieces of Advice That Can Save Your Life in a Critical Situation
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Stay tuned for the first 3 minutes of takeoff and 3 minutes during landing. Do not get distracted! According to statistics, 61% of all air accidents occur in these time periods. That is why your willingness to act in these moments can turn out to be the key to survival.

4. Put Out A Fire With Baking Soda

If your kitchen stove or the oil in the pan catches fire, it is prohibited to put it out with water. Instead, pour a packet of baking soda into the burning area; By interacting with fire, carbon dioxide will start to be produced and the fire will go out.

This method is only good for extinguishing small fires because it requires a large amount of baking soda.

3. How To Quickly Calm Down When Panicking

Panic is one of the main factors that decreases your chances of survival in a dangerous situation. So it is important to stay calm and follow simple actions that will help you stabilize:

Ground’ yourself. Name the objects around you, touch the ground under your feet, count the trees, or other objects you see. These actions will help you return to the situation of being here and now.

Breathe slowly. Inhale and exhale through the nose. Try to breathe with your belly, not your chest. Concentrate on a long exhale.

Say everything you are feeling aloud. For example, “I don’t know what to do. My hands and knees are shaking. My heart beats very fast.

Define the actions you will take to save yourself.

2. Smell Camphor To Remove Signs Of Tunnel Vision

If you drive for more than 6 hours, you can get a view of the tunnel while on the road. This is when your attention is focused on the road and the objects located just in front of the car.

At the same time, you stop noticing things happening from the side and therefore you may lose a pedestrian.

To eliminate eye strain, carry a bag of powdered camphor crystals or a bottle of camphor oil. When you are tired, bring the bag or bottle to your nose and take a deep breath. You will feel better and become more aware.

1. Start Blowing Or Rubbing Your Nose To Distract A Predator

9 Pieces of Advice That Can Save Your Life in a Critical Situation
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If you are being threatened, act like a hysterical victim: cry, smell, blow or wipe your nose (even on your sleeve). You can think of other less unpleasant actions.

The criminal is likely to look the other way and this will give him a chance to escape. BTW, the police use this trick when they want to check if someone is chasing them.

If your nose starts blowing, the person chasing you looks away. To be sure, repeat this action after a few minutes.

Do you know of other methods that can protect you and your loved ones? Tell us about them in the comments!