Life is so good at forcing you into situations that require you to make decisions upon which your life relies. That is where this list will prove to be of use to you; 12 life-saving facts that you can rely on in case of emergency. Check out the list and let us know what you think of it.
12. A bright flashlight could be your greatest weapon against an attacker.
Use an extremely bright flashlight to ward off any mugger. How does it work? Blasting a 300+ lumen to the eyes of possible suspect throws him/her off giving you the opportunity to get away.
11. Most deaths in house fires are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns.
Stay low to the ground in order to avoid breathing in excess of smoke.
10. If you get stabbed or impaled by a sharp object, leave it be.
Do not pull the object that has been lodged in your body out since doing so only increasing the rate of blood loss. You should cover the wound and try to stop bleeding until you find a medical professional.
9. If cooking oil catches fire, turn off the burner and cover the pot.
You should NEVER use water to put out grease fires – instead, cut out the heat and take away the oxygen to douse the flames.
8. The limits of the human body tend to follow a “Rule of 3.”
People are capable of surviving 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter in harsh weather environments, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food.
7. Keep maximum-strength antihistamines in your wallet or bag when you go somewhere new.
You can never be too sure of whether you will encounter something you are allergic to or not when you go on camping or hiking and that’s exactly why this life-saving medicine should be in your bag.
6. If your plane makes a water landing, resist the urge to inflate your life jacket immediately.
If your plane makes an emergency landing on water, do not inflate your life jacket right away; the water that rushes into the cabin will make it harder for you to move if you are more buoyant. Make your way to an exit and inflate your jacket to remain afloat.
5. Don’t eat snow for hydration unless you absolutely have to.
The human body consumes a lot of energy when converting matter from one physical state to another and that’s exactly why you shouldn’t trade precious body heat for small amount of water by eating snow.
4. Heat transfers faster through liquid than gas, so keep warm by staying dry.
Buy clothes made of wool instead of purchasing the ones created from cotton. Wool clothing is capable of absorbing more moisture and thus, reduces dampness that may linger on your skin.
3. Eliminate your car’s blind spots by adjusting your mirrors properly.
When you get into the driver’s seat, make sure that you don’t have any blind spot. How to do that? Adjust your side view mirrors so that you can barely see the edges of your own car thus eliminating blind spots on the sides of the vehicle.
2. Your brain can’t handle walking and using your phone at the same time — so look up.
Let’s kick off the list with the most obvious life-saving fact; your brain is not capable of handling walking and using your phone at the same time and you will end up suffering from ‘inattention blindness’ that is to say you might see an object but won’t be able to process that it’s a vehicle speeding towards you.
1. Most airplane crashes happen within the three minutes after take-off or eight minutes before landing.
80% of crashes take place during this time; be vigilant!