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.
Apple cider vinegar can be used to treat wounds.
Vinegar has been used to treat wounds all the way back to 400 B.C. There have been studies to show apple cider vinegar specifically keeps bacteria at bay. However, it shouldn’t be used as a substitute for antibiotics or professional medical care.
Sit at the back of the plane.
Flying is very safe. But if you’re concerned the plane will crash, buy a ticket for a middle seat in the back of the plane. Statistics have shown the fatality rate in these seats is only 28%. Compare that with 44% fatality in the middle third of the cabin and your chances of survival are much greater…in the unlikely event your plane goes down.
If you're going on a trip, tell people where you're going.
One of the worst things you can do before going hiking or camping is not telling anyone where you’re going. If you end up lost or stuck in the middle of the wilderness, it’s unlikely anyone will find you. Telling family where you will be can help search and rescue teams locate you quickly and could save your life.
Keep your car keys by your bedside table.
Before you go to bed, keep your keys by your bedside table. If a burglar comes in the house at night, you can press the panic button on your car to scare the intruder away. However, keep in mind this isn’t fool proof nor an alternative to locking your doors at night and having a home security system.
Potatoes are a good survival food.
While eating a potato-only diet isn’t recommended for longs periods of time, if you’re trying to survive and need a basic source of food to get you by, potatoes are packed with nutrients and are easy to grow.