We hope that you will never see a rabid dog or a poisonous snake, get lost in the open sea, or have to walk through a hot desert. But if something like this happens, it’s important to know what to do in these situations. The thing is, the chances of surviving in such situations is less than 10%.
To prepare you literally for everything, Bright Side will give you tips and tricks that will help you save your life in extremely difficult situations.
1. If you are in the open sea
Imagine that you are on a boat in the open sea. How are you supposed to live? Three things that will help you to survive in the middle of the sea are food, water, and temperature.
There is food in the sea, you just need to get it. In 1942, an English seaman spent 133 days in the sea because he made a rod using flashlight wires. If you have some materials, do the same. If there is nothing you can use, make a net using a piece of cloth. Put it in the water and try to catch seaweed and plankton.
To get freshwater, make a distillation machine. It consists of two tanks (the small one and the big one) and a piece of a plastic bag. The seawater from the big tank will evaporate, the plastic will keep it, and the water will condensate in the small tank.
Heat stroke can kill much faster than hunger. Besides, the sunshine reflects from the water surface and damages your retina. Take some of your clothes off and cover your head and your eyes.
2. If you get lost in a desert
Try to travel at night. During the nighttime, the temperature might fall by 35 degrees. Traveling at night decreases the risk of getting a heat stroke and being dehydrated. This strategy can help you save up to 1 gallon of water a day.
Many people think there is water inside cacti. In fact, they contain poisonous lye. If you drink it, you might even die. In deserts, water can be found in underground sources that are not very deep.
3. If you are trapped under a building or in a cave
If you are trapped under debris, the most precious resource you have at the moment is air. So, in order not to waste it, you have to know what to do.
Breath deeply, but exhale very slowly. Don’t use matches or lighters. Fire decreases the amount of oxygen.
Don’t scream. Screaming will increase panic, so your heart will beat faster and you will have to breathe faster.
Take off your shirt and wrap your head with it. If will protect you from suffocating if dust gets on your face.
4. If you see a wild dog or a wolf
Wolves often attack when you are in their territory. If a wolf notices you, you have to step back slowly while keeping eye contact.
Don’t turn your back and don’t run. A lone wolf will not attack you unless you run away and provoke it.
To scare the wild animal, scream as loudly as you can and act aggressively. Scream, howl, speak loudly. And keep walking backward slowly.
If you were unlucky enough to come across a pack of wolves or wild dogs, don’t let them surround you. Approach a tree and try to climb it.
5. Make waterproof matches
Fire is very important for surviving in any weather, in any climate, but matches or a lighter can get wet, so you should make them waterproof in advance. To do it, just put a thin layer of transparent nail polish on matches and let them dry.
6. If you are bitten by a poisonous snakeSOURCE BrightSide.me