Rules of conduct in extreme situations
Life is unpredictable. And even if at this moment you are sitting peacefully on a sofa or drinking tea in the workplace, there is no guarantee that in a month or a year or two you will not have to pull a friend out of quicksand or meet a bear in the wilderness. And in such an extreme situation it is good if you recall these simple life hacking survival.
1. What to do if you hit the quicksand
Quicksand can be devastating for many animals and even people. But everything is not so doomed and dramatic, as shown in Hollywood films. Chance to go into the "pool" with his head is not so great. Therefore, the first thing to do is calm down. As paradoxical as it sounds. Instead of floundering, try to gently and slowly pull both legs to the surface. As soon as you take a horizontal position (on the back or stomach) - swim to the "shore". Vyplyvete.
2. What to do in case of burial alive
A bad dream of many people and the real nightmare of a few lethargy. Good news: you can get out of the burial. First, again, take it easy. The oxygen in the box is about 3 hours. So, spending precious O2 on screams is pointless. Secondly, take off your shirt and tie your head and face in order to protect yourself from dirt and skid, which will soon be many. Now kick start the cover with your foot. You need to beat until it cracks. After that, the earth begins to crumble - it should be laid around the legs. Then you need to sit down and continue to push the ground into the coffin. After - get up and digging the way at will. Better yet, bequeathed to put in a box a fully charged and switched off phone. So, by the way, many Americans are already doing.
3. How to find water in a forest or desert
Include observation: plants such as ash, willow or sycamore (and indeed any large plants, in principle, when it comes to the desert) signal the presence of an underground water source. As well as slightly wet sand. Start digging - if you are lucky, you are literally separated from the water by 30 centimeters. Another way is to observe insects (including mosquitoes).There is a chance that they also head in the direction of the watering place.
4. What to do during an earthquake
Ideally, to be as far as possible from high-rise and power lines. In reality, you will most likely be in the building. In this case, take the safest places in the room. These are the openings of the bearing capital walls (it is necessary to clarify in advance which walls in your apartment are capital, and remember this). You can go to the bath (in the fall the plate lingers on the walls of the bath) or take shelter under strong tables, beds that can support the weight of heavy objects. The main danger during a devastating earthquake comes from the fall of the internal walls, ceilings, chandeliers. Clearly stay away from windows and heavy objects. Do not go to the balcony.
5. How to survive a bear attack
To survive a bear attack, it must be avoided. Believe me. Not all be Leo Dicaprio. And the easiest way to do this is to be in the woods, to behave as loudly as possible: talk loudly, make noise, crunch branches, or even use a whistle or decoy. And do not forget to put a pepper spray in your pocket.