These are some survival tips that may save your life in anytime you may fall in risk, from life hacks to emergency skills and other tricks.
Prevention is key. Be aware of your surroundings and have your keys ready as you walk toward your car. Check the inside of your car before getting in. You might have heard the urban legend of someone creeping into your open vehicle while you get gas or something, waiting for you in the back seat. Watch for people who appear to be loitering or just generally hanging around, as they could be criminals watching for a chance. Stay in well-lit areas.
If someone pulls an on you, then run. Statistics say you have a 90% chance of surviving if you run. Try to do whatever you can to avoid getting into the car with your attacker. Your chances of surviving plummet if that happens.
If a stranger gets in your car forcefully and orders you to take them somewhere, you can try to jump out or drive straight into a pole or a lamp post. This way you’ll render yourself useless to them because the car is damaged and you’ve drawn enough attention by crashing the car. Sure, you’ll damage your car but you could possibly save your life.
Fight or Flight: Decide Now
Remember if you ever encounter any hostile situation or person, you will only have two options—fight or flight! Many people freeze due to shock or adrenaline when they are faced with these situations since you are usually not expecting it. The outcome will only be the worst. You need to decide in your head now what your immediate course of action will be. You either run and try to get away (possibly the best solution for most people) or you can choose to fight with all your might.
One way of surviving in the woods if you get lost is to be prepared before you even go in. Have a map and compass. Know how to use the compass! Tell people where you are going. Take water and a few provisions. If you ever get lost in the woods or in jungles, then remember the acronym STOP.
The ‘S’ is for “stop”. It’s really easy to panic in a situation like this, so stop a moment and take a breath. Get your bearings. Acknowledge that you are lost and you need to do something about it. Don’t worry over how you became lost as clearly, that won’t help.
‘T” is for think. Assess your situation. Do you have any supplies? If so, how long will those supplies last? Did you tell anyone where you were going? Knowing how you stand will determine what you will do next.
‘O’ is for observing. What time of day is it? What are the weather conditions and what is the terrain?
‘P’ is for the plan. Make a plan of what you are going to do. If you don’t have water, find some. Also, find shelter. Remember, you can survive up to 3 weeks without food, but you can only last hours without shelter (if the environment is harsh) against the natural elements. You can only survive 3 days without water.
Oftentimes, the best thing to do is to stay put. If you move around, it will be harder for a search party to find you. However, if you’re in a situation where no one will come look for you, then you will have to try to hike out of the woods.
Swimming in the ocean contains all sorts of dangers from sharks to jellyfish. One danger, however, is the riptide, which is a narrow channel of water rushing from the beach to the sea or sometimes parallel to the beach.
Try to avoid places that could have riptides. Avoid places that are choppier and foamier or a quiet gap in a line of breakers. Use special caution in low tide or high surf conditions. However, riptides can occur at any time.
If you become stuck in a riptide, everyone agrees that you shouldn’t try to swim directly toward the shore again. You’ll be fighting against the current, which will exhaust you. What to do next is a matter of controversy. Conventional wisdom dictates swimmers should swim parallel to the shore until the riptide releases you. But one researcher says that, instead, you should float first and let the current carry you until you’re past the breakers, where the current lessens and you can swim free.”