Situations such as cramps when swimming, being about to pass out, or getting lost in the forest are not very common in our lives. Even so, 28.8% of people go to the emergency department frequently. To minimize our risk, we need to know how to behave without panicking during extreme situations.
We hope that you are always out of harm’s way, but just in case, we found some helpful tips that can come in very handy should you come face to face with danger.
How To Deal With Fainting
Even if you are in a crowd full of people, you may still not be able to get people to react quickly and come to your aid if you pass out. In that case, you can help and prepare.
Try to tell someone close to you what is happening and ask for help. Try to lean against the wall and sit down slowly.
Lie down with your legs raised or sit with your head between your knees and take a few deep breaths.
Try to sniff and gasp twice with your mouth closed and then exhale. The researchers found that this method helps not lower blood pressure and heart rate.
How To Survive A High Fall
In case you fall from an extreme height, try to remember:
Emulate a skydiver. Your chest and head should look down. Extend your arms and legs and bend them at a 90-degree angle.
Find a place to land. It could be haystacks and bushes that can act as a cushion. The water is only safe if the fall is 45 meters high or less.
Stand your body upright to reach the ground. It is better to fall forward than backward.
Protect your head with your arms intertwined.
If you fall off a mountain or slope, these little tips can help you avoid serious injury.
Divide your fall into parts by hitting a cliff or tree. Collect the objects on your way that are attached to the mountain.
Do not keep your body stiff as it can be harmful to internal organs.
Protect your head with your hands together.
Land on your feet with your knees slightly bent.
Land on the soles of your feet to give your body a chance to absorb shock more effectively.
Avoid falling on your back. Instead, try doing this on your side.
How To Survive A Lightning Strike
Pay attention to the sensations of your body when you are outdoors. Before lightning strikes, you may feel your body hair stand on end. Your skin may tingle and you will probably hear a buzzing or clicking.
Squat down like a baseball catcher and place your head between your knees. Try to stay as low as possible, but never lie down.
Place your hands over your ears to minimize hearing loss.
The only thing that should touch the ground should be the soles of your feet.
Join the heels of your feet so that electricity enters one foot and leaves the other instead of the body.
How To Survive In The Desert
If you are stuck in the desert, having a survival tactic is crucial.
Don’t move during the day. Choose the coldest night to travel long distances and save water on your body.
Stay in the shade during the day. You can make a shelter out of any material you find.
Send signals for help. Creates smoke during the day and light at night.
Find a source of water. Follow animals and birds, find the greenest vegetation, look for a slope of hard, non-porous rocks. You will probably find rainwater there.
If you feel exhausted, don’t walk anymore, but take a few sips of water (if you have one) and rest.
Stay away from spiny plants. You can get hurt and infected.
How To Survive In The Woods
First, find water. Try to check low areas where water can collect and near any animal tracks you see. If there are mountains, look for water at the foot of the cliffs.
If you collect rainwater, do not leave it in a container for a long time, as bacteria can contaminate it. Purify all the water you have, if possible.
Follow the ants climbing the trees. If you see ants in trees, they may be traveling to a source of moisture within the tree. If you do, squeeze the water directly into your mouth. But be careful not to swallow any ants.
Build a fire. Look for small, dry materials such as large and small leaves and branches. Build a tent with it. Use a flat piece of wood and scrape a small groove in the center. With another branch, start rubbing the center until it creates fire. Light up the structure of your store.
Use fire and smoke to send signals for help. Cover the fire with a large branch or any pan for 3-4 seconds to collect enough smoke. So, let that cloud of smoke go.
What emergency situation have you experienced in your life? What tips helped you survive?