13 Easy Tips That May Save Your Life One Day

Once, when I was a kid, I went hiking with
my family and got lost. I still remember how terrified I felt. Lucky, it took less than 10 minutes for my
uncle to find me. And I guess that’s where my interest in all
kinds of survival tips comes from. 1. 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. Note: What you originally did to earn getting
plastic ties on your wrists is not covered here. 2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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’s 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. 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. Imagine that you’re in 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. If you’re restrained and lying in a puddle
of mud or muddy water, arch your back. This posture will help the air get to your
lungs faster and more easily. Granted, it might not work as effectively
in rough waters. In that case, you should completely rotate
your body, and the moment your head is above the surface, take a deep breath. After that, keep moving forward, toward firm
ground. 11. 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 best idea is to stay where you are and
try to create some sort of shelter. 12. 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. 13. 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. At the same time, never take with you more
than you can physically carry for a long time. Even better, take your backpack on a test
walk to figure out if you can manage its weight. Me, I think I’ll just hike on over to a
nice hotel and chill by the pool. Oh yeah! Hey, if you learned something new today, then
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100 thoughts on “13 Easy Tips That May Save Your Life One Day

  1. Me: I have always anticipated going hiking.
    Same me after watching this video: I will never dare hiking or embarking on a desert tour my whole life

  2. I had imagined being drowned in the ocean, then i applied what I remembered in this episode. I mean in the thumbnail of this episode, i haven't watched it yet haha

  3. BS: wait until help arrives
    me: i don't think i am THAT important for anyone to go looking for me in SUCH situations honestly … and what if nobody comes at all? you are always too much optimistic , it's irritating …

  4. Me:wondering when will an tsunami come in the last days
    My you tube:13 easy tips to save a your life one day
    Also me:nah skip it
    My brain :Really n*gga ʕ•ٹ•ʔ

  5. Iam shaving my ball hiar its like a forest i will mail it to you my address is sale vic 18 bucklee street plz come there we can get freaky

  6. Me: Been Tied Up And thrown into the ocean

    Me: Wait Till I Reaches The Ocean Floor

    Also me: Didnt even make it to the ocean floor and Dies

  7. Scuba Divers should know… you aren't supposed to hold your breath underwater…due to air pressure raising and lowering your lungs could burst

  8. Is it your real face ?? I said so because you used this face only all the time… Perhaps it is your Rival's face 😂😂😂

  9. Hey people. I am here to ask for some ideas of what kind of video I can make on my channel to entertain peoples.
    Thanks already!

  10. Helpful indeed, but if it's the river or the Pacific I'm not sure the person could hold their breath until they can reach the bottom, let alone push back up to the top.

  11. Are you expecting a sudden increase in worldwide kidnapping by gangsters and being dumped by them in the wild?

    I live in the UK no lack of water or small settlements called villages. The chances of me being kidnapped by the mafia, dumped in the river and left to live like a bushman are as small as me becoming the next president of America.

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