25 Quick Facts That Could Save Your Life

Posted by , Updated on September 28, 2017

Usually, no one expects to wake up and face a life threatening situation. It just happens. Knowing how to handle those dangerous situations could mean the difference between life and death. With that in mind, it makes sense to brush up on some safety and survival tips. In whatever situation, whether it’s hiking, camping, or merely leaving your house, sometimes the smallest tips can help you overcome the greatest challenges. Ready to become a little safer today? Here are 25 quick facts that could save your life.

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Remember the rule of threes.

rule of threeSource: http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/wilderness-survival-rules-of-3/

This one is a common rule, but many might not know about it, so it bears repeating. The survival rule of threes is this: You can survive roughly three minutes without air, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food. Of course, many of this depends on the harsh environment you’re in at the time, but it helps prioritize your needs.

19

Use charcoal and a plastic jug for water purification.

water filterSource: http://all-about-water-filters.com/guide-to-charcoal-water-filters/

If you need to find a way to purify your dirty water, using charcoal and a plastic jug will help act as a filter. Once you’ve purified the water a few times, you’ll then want to bring it to a boil. We’d recommend doing a lot more research on the step-by-step process.

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When walking downstairs, don't put your hands in your pockets.

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It doesn’t take much to slip and fall on stairs. If you’re going down and don’t have your hands to grab a railing or break your fall, you’re going to injure your head or other vital body parts.

17

Super glue can help close up small cuts.

super glueSource: http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/should-super-glue-be-in-your-first-aid-kit

If you have other alternatives like band-aids then obviously use those first. If for some reason you have nothing else but super glue and need to address small cuts, then super glue has been known to help. However, don’t use it on large wounds. Whenever you can, see a health care professional.

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Do everything you can to stay warm and dry.

campfireSource: http://survivalcache.com/hypothermia-survival-stay-dry-survival-gear/

Hypothermia is a sneaky killer. Many don’t realize they have hypothermia before it’s too late. Ways to prevent it include preparing before you go out for camping or a hike and wearing proper clothes and water resistant boots. However, if you didn’t prepare for it, do everything you can to stay warm and dry.

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