12 Easy Life Saving Tricks
Hey in this article, we’ll learn the best life-saving tricks.
Not every day the odds are with you, you could encounter any kind of danger at any time. But to prevent such danger to harm you, you should always be ready to fight with such scenarios
So, here’s my list of easy life-saving tricks that will save your life one day
1. How to Escape Zip/Rope Ties
If your wrists are bound with zip ties, rotate and move them back and forth against each other. It’s likely to loosen the cords a bit, and you’ll be able to remove the ties. Also, while you’re being tied, try to clench your fists. It’ll expand the muscles in your hands, and the ties will feel looser once you relax your muscles again. This will let you wriggle your hands out of the plastic cords. This life-saving trick will surely get you out of the trouble
Note: What you originally did to earn getting plastic ties on your wrists is not covered here.
2. How to Stay Calm in Tough/Critical Situation
If you’re in a tough situation with nobody around to help you out, it’s all too easy to succumb to panic. In this case, you can use a psychological trick. First, visualize how to successfully get out of trouble. Then, set several small goals and tackle them one at a time. It’ll preoccupy your mind and prevent you from overthinking the situation.
For example, being lost in the wilderness, you can draw up the following plan: – Find a safe place. – Start a fire. – Build a shelter. – Find a water source. …and so on. It’ll take your mind off visualizing all kinds of catastrophic outcomes.
3. How to cure a Frostbite
If you find yourself with frostbite, take care of it as soon as you can. Despite the popular misconception, do NOT pour hot water on the damaged skin – it’ll make things much worse! Instead, if you can’t see a doctor immediately, remove any wet clothing and put the place with frostbite in warm water.
Then, make sure that the damaged body part isn’t going to freeze again, and keep it elevated to reduce swelling. Lastly, put a bandage on the frostbitten area. If it’s your fingers or toes, wrap a bandage around each of them, and place cotton balls in between so that they don’t touch. Never, ever rub the damaged spot!
4. How to Locate Water in Wilderness
You probably know that without water, a person can survive no more than 3 days, but it may take even less time before your body stops working properly. It depends on how hot the weather is or how active you are. So if you run out of water in the wilderness, your top priority is to find a source of it.
Keep in mind that water always runs downhill. Head in that direction – it’s your best chance to find clean water and avoid dehydration. Speaking of flowing water…
5. How to Find the Right Path
If you get lost in the wilderness and have no idea what direction to choose, find a stream or a small creek. Follow it until it merges with a larger river, and it’ll take you to an inhabited area where you’ll get help.
6. Best way to bring a Source of Fire with you
You should never go on a hike without some means to make a fire. A lighter sounds good, but what if you lose it or drop it in the water? To be on the safe side, put some matchsticks in a plastic bag and bring them along. Keep in mind that the bag should have a secure seal to protect the matches from liquids.
Another way to ensure that your matchsticks will work when you need them is to cover their heads in wax. It’s easy to do! Just dip the matches into hot wax and let them dry. It’ll make them waterproof, and to use one, you’ll just have to scrape the wax off the match head.
7. Never build a Fire Inside a Cave
So, let’s say, you’re wandering in the wilderness, lost and desperate, when suddenly you see a cave! Nobody will deny that it can make a perfect shelter! There are some wood and tinder you can pick up nearby, and you have matches! It seems all odds are in your favor! And they are if you don’t make a fatal mistake – which is building a fire inside the cave.
The main problem isn’t the smoke from the fire. The thing is, the heat coming from your fire will cause the rocks (which make up the walls and the ceiling of the cave) to expand. Eventually, they’ll give in, and you may get trapped in a rockfall or a landslide. To stay warm and safe, build a fire right outside the cave!
8. Best Way to Rehydrate in Snow
If you find yourself surrounded by snow and with no drinking water on hand, eating snow is NOT the best way to rehydrate. In fact, it’ll most likely lead to further dehydration! How come? Once you stuff some snow into your mouth, your body must start a process that will melt the snow and warm it up. Therefore, you’ll need to spend more energy, which will make you lose liquids faster.
But that’s not all: eating snow can give you hypothermia (when your body temperature is too low), which is twice as dangerous if you’re alone in the wilderness. Besides, chances are that snow contains harmful bacteria that will cause an infection. If you don’t have any other solution, you should melt the snow you’re going to consume in your hands first, and stay away from the stuff that doesn’t look fresh and white.
9. What if you’re Drowning with Hands and Legs Tied
Imagine that you’re in the water, and your hands and legs are securely tied up with a rope. It’s not your day. It may seem like an already lost battle, but it isn’t! First and foremost, do your best to suppress panic and the instinctive urge to flail. Hold your breath and wait until you get down to the bottom. As soon as you feel something solid beneath your feet, bounce off it and get back to the surface. Once you’re there, bend your knees and curl your body into the fetal position. Then arch your back and kick yourself toward the surface until your head is above the water. Take a breath, and repeat the whole submersing-bouncing-breathing thing, while moving toward the shore.
10. The Most Ideal thing to do When Lost
As soon as you realize you’re lost in the woods during a hike, immediately stop. It may sound counterintuitive, but the best solution isn’t to keep walking. For one thing, when you move, you’ll get dehydrated faster.
Besides, the further you travel away from wherever you got lost, the longer it’ll take a rescue party to find you. The life-saving trick is to stay where you are and try to create some sort of shelter.
11. Drinking Salt Water isn’t the Best Choice
There’s an “Urban Survival Myth” that it’s safe to drink saltwater in small amounts. But in reality, such a delusion can have very dramatic consequences. Drinking any amount of saltwater leads to dehydration much faster than if you don’t drink anything at all. The best thing you can do with saltwater is to use it for cooling down your body, not drinking.
12. Before Going For Hike
When you go on a hike or decide to spend several days camping, pack your bag with some extra stuff for unpredicted situations. Let’s say, a pair of spare socks, for example. If you fall into a stream or get caught in bad weather, you’ll be happy that you’ve packed them.
Also, it won’t hurt to pack more food than you’ll probably need. Opt for products that don’t weigh a lot, like dried fruit and peanut butter or beef jerky. Believe me, this foresight may save your life in case of an emergency.