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.
Use sanitary napkins to dress large wounds.
In World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed Cellucotton, a material that absorbed blood, and made bandages out of it. However, after the war, they repurposed the product for women’s sanitary napkins. So, if you’ve got a large wound and sanitary napkins around, wrap it up and tape it down.
If you're walking to your car in a dark place, have your keys out in your hand.
If you have a long way to get to your car in a dark parking lot, it makes sense to keep your keys in your hand well before you get to your car. It’ll be easier for you to get inside the car quickly, and if you are attacked, you can use the key as a self-defense weapon.
Swim parallel to the shore.
If you get caught in a rip tide, a narrow channel of water going from the beach to the sea, do not fight against it to get to shore. You’ll only wear yourself out. Instead, swim parallel to the shore to get out of the rip tide.
Baking soda can help put out fires in a pinch.
If a fire is getting out of control and you don’t have an extinguisher, you can use baking soda to put the fire out quickly. As a side note, it’s also a great cleaning solution for tough stains and could also help hide your scent from predators.
Check the locks of your house if strangers have been in your home.
Whether you just had a big party or you have a plumber in your house, no matter who it is, if you don’t know them, then you’re leaving open the possibility of intrusion later. It might seem paranoid, but strangers could potentially unlock back doors or windows to come in to steal things. So, once the person leaves your home, check window and door locks.