25 Dangerous Situations And How To Escape Them

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.


Attacked in elevator


Although getting attacked is never fun, it could certainly be a whole lot better than this. And ladies, this is primarily for you, because it does happen. The worst thing you can do in this situation is what your instincts tell you to do and retreat to the back of the elevator. You want to be in the corner by the door – right next to the control panel. This way you can at least have some control over where you are going. Its no fun to be caught between floors with a psychopath.


Long Fall

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We’ve all done it, every time we’re on an airplane or the 19th floor of our hotel. It’s that nagging thought, “What if I fell?”. Well, don’t go headfirst just yet. As hopeless as this situation seems people have survived. The world record free fall without a parachute is 10,000 meters. There are several things you can do to increase your chances. First, assume the arch position (skydiving term, look it up). Essentially just spread yourself out as much as possible to create drag. Second, spot your landing. No joke. Concrete is a big no no. Look for water, preferably moving water. You can maneuver yourself to the right by dropping your right shoulder and vice versa. Finally, relax, bend your knees, go feet first, and try to roll. If you do all this you’ll at least maximize your chances of having a really crazy story to tell.


Caught in crossfire


Your first priority should obviously be to escape. If this is not possible and there is no cover available then lie flat on the ground with your hands over your head (we know, but at least it’s better than standing with your hands over your head). Use your judgement but you may be able to slowly crawl to safety.


Buried alive

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As unlikely as this scenario is, it’s happened before. First, as soon as you stop panicking, cover your face with your shirt because you’re about to get messy. Put your arms and feet up. Using your legs, push (duh). Your legs are always stronger. Due to the fact that you have limited oxygen you may want to do this like your life depends on it (it does). Pray that the casket is wood. If so you only have to crack it. Once this happens you’ll be glad the shirt is over your face. Dirt will start pouring in so use your feet to push it away from you to the other end of the casket. Assuming that you are not too deep this is the part where you claw your way to the surface like a zombie. And speaking of zombies, this brings us to our most dangerous situation…


Zombie Apocalypse


Unlike the other situations on our list, this one will require all of your capacities to be fully functional for an extended period of time. The best thing we can suggest? Prepare. Watch lots of movies. Zombies come in all shapes and sizes so you need to be ready for everything. And one more tip…practice. Practice what you ask? Practice acting like a zombie. If all else fails you will be glad you dedicated time to this skill.

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