25 Dangerous Situations And How To Escape Them

Posted by on December 9, 2011

Here at List25 we love our readers and are very adamant about their safety. Nothing would break our hearts more than having to find out that one of you drowned in an ice hole or got ripped to shreds by a pack of wild, rabid dogs. So, we came up with a solution: train you in the art of disaster survival. From the mundane to the monumental, here are 25 dangerous situations and how to escape them.


25

Avalanche

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Do not try to outrun it! The avalanche is faster than you by a long shot, even on your skis. You stand a much better chance if you try to move horizontally away from it. If this is not possible then close your mouth and put your hand and arms in front of your face to create an air pocket. You’ll need it when it when the snow falls. Also, make sure you don’t scream because it will waste your oxygen. Lastly, try urinating, seriously. It will make it easier for search dogs to find you.

24

Stampeding crowd

Stay on your feet. Period. This is the key to survival. As soon as you get knocked down your chances decrease significantly. If this is the case, however, and you can’t get up immediately, assume a protective posture with your feet tucked up and your hands covering your head. Try to position your face in the direction the crowd is moving so you don’t get kicked and try to get back on your feet ASAP.



23

Dog Attack

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Go for the nose. If you can’t get to the nose then kick and kick hard. The dog is almost certainly faster than you so your best bet is to fight it out.

22

Riptide

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Whatever you do, don’t struggle against it. As you can seen in the diagram most riptides lose strength eventually. As soon as you get to that point swim parallel to shore until you get away from the riptide zone (most often its only a few feet wide anyway)



21

Blowout

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Try not to steer to much. You want to ease the car onto the shoulder as carefully as possible. This is why its best to drive with two hands on the wheel and stay alert. The worst thing that can happen is to be taken by surprise and then jerk the wheel.