10 Survival tips that you must know to save yourself and your family in case of an emergency situations.
Remember: In life-threatening situations, two things are very important:
1. Keeping yourself calm, and
2. To act quickly.
However, if you are not aware of the correct actions that are to be taken in a life-threatening situation then you could be wasting the important seconds that could have been used to save yourself. Therefore take a few moments and remember these simple tips:
1. Escaped from a sinking car:An absolute nightmare scenario. You drove your car into the water or fell and threatened to drown.
In such an extreme case, experts recommend three simple steps: release seat belt, lower window, climb out.
On average, you have 60 seconds for these rescue measures. If the nearest window does not open, smash it. The easiest way is to concentrate the force on the corners.
You could also use the roads of the seat's headrest to smash the corners of the windows.
If children are in the car, then first open your belt and the window next to you - then open the straps of the children and lift them out of the window one by one.
Under no circumstances should you try to open the door. The water pressure makes this impossible and you will lose the important time.
2. Escape an avalanche
Suddenly, huge amounts of snow rush at you - what will you do?
- You may escape an avalanche if you move sideways away from it as fast as you can.
- Do not try to run away from her - you have no chance.
- Drop all heavy items that you have and that you do not need to save.
- The lighter you are, the less deeply you will sink into the snow.
3. Survive a mass panic:
You may or may not realize how life-threatening a panicked crowd of people can be. The danger of suffocation or being crushed is very great. Your only chance of survival is to stay on your feet.
However, if you do fall then turn your face in the direction in which the crowd moves - at least you reduce the likelihood that someone kicked you in the face.
4. Fend off a dog attack
If you encounter a stray, aggressive dog, your ultimate goal is not to hurt the animal and not to incite it to attack. Stay calm, make your body rigid and do not look at the dog directly, otherwise, it feels provoked.
If he does not let go of you, change into the command tone and call in a loud voice: "Go away!" Avoid further eye contact.
If the dog attacks you, you have to fight back: kick it against the muzzle and protect your face, your neck, and your chest.
Use your weight as an advantage, try to get on the dog and push it down with your knee. Call for help, but do not start screaming - this just makes the animal more aggressive.
5. Escape from a current
They are hardly recognizable to the layman and are life-threatening: every year, insidious backflows cost even experienced swimmers their lives. If you are pulled out to the open sea, do not fight the current - you have to save your energy. The flow becomes weaker towards the back; Eventually, the point will come where you can swim away parallel to the beach. Leave your forces, lie on your back and try to breathe deeply and calmly.
6. Prevent a lightning strike
"Lightning always seeks the highest point", probably your grandma has always preached and she was right. Of course, if you are outdoors and a thunderstorm is coming, the first motto is to save yourself in a building or, even better, a car.
If you are in the water, then come out immediately. If you are on flat terrain, crouch down in a ditch. If there is no ditch, huddle together and put your head between your knees.
Never lie flat on the ground and seek shelter under a tree.
7. Overcome a fire
Be sure to install several working smoke detectors in your home if you do not have one yet! When people are surprised by a house fire, the least of them die from the fire. Much more deadly are the gases and the smoke. Stay as close to the ground as possible and try to breathe as little as possible.
Find a wall and move along it until you come to an exit. If the door is hot, it is better not to open it, the chance is great that a fire rages behind it.
A jump out of the window: you should really dare only if there is no other way out and mortal danger exists.
8. Intercept a fall from a great height
Admittedly, the higher the distance to the ground, the lower your chances of survival. But when it comes to life and death and you have no choice, there are ways to increase your chances.
In no case may you open your head first. Try to turn and kneel easily and not land on concrete if you can somehow avoid it. Roll off if you can. Your legs will break - but better than your neck.
9. Prevent suffocation
You have swallowed quickly. It becomes dangerous when a foreign body enters your trachea and blocks the airway there. If you realize that you can not breathe, do not panic! Get on all fours, stretch your arms to the side and let your upper body hit the ground hard and flat. That may hurt, but chances are good that squeezing the abdomen creates an overpressure in the airways and you can spit out the foreign body.
10. Release a spasm in the water
Another reason many people drown is muscle cramps in the water. Of course, top priority: stay calm and do not panic! By stretching, you can usually resolve the cramps. Lie on your back, grab your toe and pull the cramping leg to the body. If the spasm is over, swim to shore as soon as possible, as cramps often result from over-exertion and hypothermia. The chances are great that they will repeat themselves.