How to save life in an emergency

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In travel, the chance to encounter an emergency is still higher than in everyday life. And you necessity to be ready for this.

The main enemy of a tourist who finds himself in an extreme situation is confusion and panic. They come because of ignorance of elementary rules of behavior in danger. To avoid this, basic theoretical knowledge is needed, which can be gleaned, for example, from Clint Emerson’s new book, 100 Lively Important Skills.

In the book, a retired American officer, Clint Emerson, talks about the importance of coping with survival skills and how to navigate life-threatening situations. The book is a collection of instructions and tips that are used by special services in emergency situations. Possessing knowledge and the ability to put it into practice, you can increase your chances of survival under any circumstances.

So, there are five rules that can help save a life in an emergency.

Be careful.

Being in another country or in an unfamiliar environment, it is important not to arouse suspicion with your appearance and behavior, because you can become a target for local criminals; know the features of culture and the rules of conduct in the country where you are; pay attention to the location of medical posts, shops and other locations that can help in an emergency.

Conclusions: the environment always dictates the style of clothing, demeanor and more.

Space in a hotel room.

When staying in a hotel or a rented apartment, it is important to pay attention to the safety of things, in case it is impossible to carry them with you. In a conspicuous place is not recommended. Criminals will take easily accessible, and there may not be enough time to search for caches. Places that will help preserve valuables: pillows, a drain tank, tanks in the bathroom, the bottom surface of heavy furniture.

Conclusion: the more time you spend on preparing the cache, the more difficult it will be to find it.

Behavior during chaotic shooting.

In the event that you are in a situation where an armed criminal begins a random shooting, there are three ways: to run, to hide or to resist. When running away, it is advisable to move in zigzags from cover to cover. If there is no option to run away, you need to find a place to hide. In this case, it is important to switch all the electronics to silent mode, close the windows barricade the doors with all possible things, hide behind massive and solid objects, and put a sign in the window if there are wounded people and to be seen. If it was decided to resist, you need to make a plan, coordinate the situation and act decisively.

Conclusion: move without releasing the arrow from the field of view.

Behavior during a grenade explosion.

Quite often, attacks or terrorist attacks are accompanied by the use of grenades. They may be different in their effect, but the safety rules must be observed almost the same. The core thing is to jump as far as probable. Legs should be aimed towards the explosion to protect the brain; cross your legs to protect the femoral artery, close your ears so as not to damage the eardrum, press your elbows against your ribs and open your mouth to balance internal and external pressure and keep your lungs from bursting. In urban environments, concrete partitions and glass cases can increase potential damage.

Conclusion: do not try to escape from the explosion and fragments, in this situation it is hardly possible to win.

Water behavior

If you are on the water, the main thing to remember about breathing. In order to stay on the surface, you need to take a deep breath and often breathe. In fresh water, keeping afloat is more difficult, but possible. Panic will only cause hyperventilation of the lungs, which will negatively affect the condition and increase the chances of drowning.

Conclusion: learn the rules of behavior on water go swimming, train under the supervision of a specialist.