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Survival Tips That Will One Day Save Your Life

Survival Tips That Will One Day Save Your Life

Life is unpredictable. It can throw you curveballs
from time to time and disasters can happen, so it’s always good to be prepared as there
may be a day when knowing that special survival tip could save your life. Today we’ll be
giving you our countdown of the top things you may need to know to be prepared, when
that disaster does strike. Welcome to this episode of the Infographics Show: 15 Tips
That Will Save Your Life One Day. 15. Disinfecting water – Typical household
bleach has about 5.35% chlorine content and so can be used to disinfect and sterilize
polluted water. To use household bleach for disinfecting water: Add two drops of bleach
per quart or liter of water; stir it well; and let the mixture stand for a half hour
before drinking. If the water is cloudy with suspended particles: Filter the water as best
you can; and Add four drops of bleach per quart or liter of water. 14. Lighting a fire – We’ve all seen how
you can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together in some dry grass, but what if you’re
stuck in the freezing cold, surrounded by ice? What you’ll need to do is carve out
a big chunk of the ice, shape it into a disk, and use the warmth of your hands to melt it
into a smooth, round lens, like a magnifying glass. Let the light shine through it and
you’ll have a concentrated beam with enough heat to start a fire. 13. Natural Disaster – After a catastrophic
natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami, water sources can become polluted,
making drinking water sparse. Before you use the bleach option, if you are able to, fill
up your sinks, your bathtub, and every container you can with water to provide yourself with
safe drinking water before it runs out. This could make the difference when surviving a
personal drought. 12. Surviving a house fire – If you found
yourself stuck in a building with the only way out being the window, then some simple
items may save your life. Tying bed sheets together can make a handy rope to lower your
self to safety, and even nylon stockings can be bound together in the same way. If the
room starts to fill with smoke, it’s a good idea to run a t shirt under the tap and hold
it to your face to filter the air you’re breathing. 11. Condoms have multiple uses – Even more
useful than stockings are condoms and they can be used in many survival situations. You
can clean one and turn it into a water container, use it as a latex glove, keep your cell phone
and other things safe from dust and water, or even convert it into a makeshift slingshot
for surviving in the forest. 10. Aspirin after a heart attack – Most
heart attacks occur when the blood supply to a part of your heart muscle is blocked.
Aspirin thins the blood and helps prevent blood clots from forming. Taking aspirin during
or immediately following a heart attack can reduce damage to the heart and potentially
save your life. 9. CPR – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or
CPR, is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions with mouth to mouth, in
an effort to keep a person alive, while waiting for paramedics. Taking a CPR course every
couple of years to keep up to date, will ensure you can kick start someone’s heart when
the occasion calls for it. This tip may mean you save another person’s life. 8. Sinking your car – It’s a scene we
often see in movies but it also happens in real life. The car skids off the road and
into a lake or river. If this happens to you, then quick thinking is key. It is critical
that you open the car door as soon as you can before you sink too deep and the water
pressure makes it impossible. If you can’t open it, then break a window. Once enough
water comes in the pressure will equalize. Try to relax, hold your breath, and swim to
safety. 7. Caught in a rip tide – If you’re swimming
in the ocean and find yourself being dragged out to sea, the first thing to do is not panic
and relax. Conserve your strength by floating rather than swimming against the current and
raise one arm as a distress signal. Identify which direction the current is moving and
swim to the left or right of it but never against it. You can swim parallel to the shore
and eventually you’ll pass the rip tide and be able to swim to safety. 6. Snake bite – Between 7 and 8 thousand
people are bitten by snakes each year and if it happens you, you need to know how to
react. If you are bitten, get away from the snake immediately and then limit your movement
as this prevents blood flow and the spread of venom. This will give you more survival
time. And remember as much as you can about the snake so the hospital can administer the
correct anti-venom. 5. Crayons as candles – Crayons can give
your children hours of creative fun, but they also have other practical uses. If you find
yourself in an emergency situation where the electric has been cut and you have no candles,
but you have crayons, then you’re lucky; you have a solution. You can actually use
crayons as candles, and they will stay lit for around 30 minutes. 4. Driving when tired – If you’re on a
long drive and find yourself dozing off, be aware. It only takes a micro sleep to go from
freeway to forest, and a car crash that could end your life. So stop, revive, survive – pull
over and get out of the car for a few minutes to wake yourself, or if you see a service
station or café, take a longer break and grab yourself that much needed coffee. 3. Tornado – If you’re caught outside in
a tornado, your safest bet is to stay in your car, park it in an open area, lock all the
windows and doors, buckle your seatbelt, and ride out the storm. If you’re at home, head
to the basement and cover yourself with a mattress or sleeping bag. Make sure you know
where heavy objects rest on the floor above, such as pianos, ovens and refrigerators, so
you can avoid them if they crash through. And head protection, such as a helmet, can
also boost your chances of survival. 2. Avalanche – The center of an avalanche
is where the snow moves the fastest, making it the most dangerous place for you to be,
so move sideways if you can. If you find yourself being dragged with the snow flow, use your
surfing skills to avoid being buried, by deep swimming as hard as you can in the direction
of the fast-moving snow. But if it does look like you will end up buried, cupping your
mouth will create a small pocket of air for you to survive on for up to 30 minutes. 1. Don’t text while driving – The National
Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes
each year; Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while
driving; and 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting
and driving. It’s a big problem and putting the phone away and focusing on the road ahead
could save your life. That’s our 15 top tips that could save your
life. Do you have any other useful tips to add to the list? Let us know in the comments.
Also be sure to check out our other video What happens when you die. Thanks for watching
and as always, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.

100 thoughts on “Survival Tips That Will One Day Save Your Life”

  1. Bear Grylls teachs that many ( but not all) deadly situations can be countered with the drinking of one owns urine.

  2. Anyone else hear a beeping in the background? i had to pause the video a few times to make sure it wasn't an alarm in my house.

  3. Hey just an FYI: 1) CPR is not as useful or successful as is often purported to be, and will usually result in breaking the victim’s ribs. It’s good to know how to do it, but it will rarely revive a person. 2) crayons are poor candles; they are not nearly as bright, do not last as long, and give off noxious fumes that can be dangerous to breath. Just go stock your house with candles instead.

  4. Another tip if trapped under the snow in an avalanche. Spit or drool, spitting helps you figure out which direction is right, if you can clear some space by your mouth and spit,
    If the spit/drool goes towards the snow and doesn’t fall back or stay in your face you’re upside down
    If the spit stays or falls back onto your face, you’re face is facing the surface
    If the spit goes down the side of your face, you’re sideways

  5. If you are trapped in the trunk of a car, kick out the tail light, look through the hole, remember what you saw, call who you can!

  6. Hey The Infographics Show you had a typo at the beginning. When it said your insurance doesn’t cover floods and stuff. Well you had axe of god instead of acts of god

  7. Survival tip 17: Never call your ex's name during sex………

    You forgot to mention stay low to the ground in a fire.

    And if caught in an avalanche, once you come to a stop and you have made an air pocket, spit. You can become very disoriented and being surrounded by snow doesn't help. If you spit you get a quick indication of which way is up.

  8. You forgot the most important part of how to stay safe from a tornado- the fact that it travels over the land, but does not drop down. My grandpa saved my uncle’s life when he was a baby by putting him into a ditch and then laying on top of him as the tornado went right over them

  9. CPR can’t restart someone’s heart, or it is incredibly unlikely to do so. Instead, performing CPR means you are basically acting as their heart so that the person can stay alive long enough for paramedics to arrive.

  10. If you endup burried by avalance spit saliva (with the help of gravity) It will show you the direction where you have to dig!

  11. My grandma is 88 years old and she once told me that her secret to good health was that she put 1 to 2 drops of bleach in her drinking water once a day. I thought she was insane…and then I thought, "well she IS 83 years old (at the time), maybe she's on to something".

    She smokes awful cigarettes throughout the day and she drinks beer or hard liquor at least 5 to 6 days out of the week. She's fucking awesome…♥♥️♥️

  12. Lol when the car is sinking breaking the window might be impossible, I saw a video with esc p8 glass, if you have that you ain't breaking shit

  13. my boyfriend was very tired driving home after a daytrip, on the final stretch i asked him random questions to keep him up.
    if you cant take over for the driver and you cant stop, this works p well. keep the person thinking by talking or asking them questions theyd have to think about

  14. I thought that you should get out of your car instead of staying in it because it can be shot through the air… Once a school bus got shot a half a mile away by a tornado. I thought you should get out and go to a low area so it can pass over you. That’s what I have heard repeatedly

  15. A lot of people are going to be using their kids crayons when they don't pay their light bills! lol

  16. #14 is a lost cause. My unit tried that in winter survival school in the Army and it sucked. Its alot harder than you'd think. Chances are, if you get this desperate, you're already dead.

  17. Thank you so much for all the facts and tips. the infographics show i have learned so much from you. Ive watched all your videos. Anyway in this videos the two best survival tips i like were the bleach and water tip and the crayon candle one. Thank you i just thought id let you know. If you read this

  18. Surprised no earthquake and/or buried under-related issues here.

    -Carrying mini-power banks and LED lights and soundboxes/portable stereos can help you get located faster if you're under a rubble. At least one power bank with 2,300mh can last 2 hours.

  19. Actually never try to open the car door first. Break the window first in the corners of them. It’ll be to hard to open the door.

  20. The wet sheet to protect from smoke is a deadly misinformation. You really should hold your breath and get the hell out of there, deadly gases dont care about a wet sheet. Try to keep your head low and avoid breathing, if you really have to well yea put your tshirt over your mouth it may help a little but dont waste crucial time to make something wet.

  21. Correct me if I am wrong, but i believe they say NOT to fill up sinks and bathtubs anymore as up-welling can contaminate the water.

  22. I’d like to see where the information that 1 in 4 car crashes is caused by texting while driving. Seems extremely high but believe it,too….

  23. A bit late but got an addition to nr. 1 – pretty much do not text AT ALL while moving!
    Driving, walking, operating machines – pretty much ANY kind of situation that requires your full attention.

  24. Welp.. sounds like if you listen to these advise… you're doomed. Very questionable to the point of being useless

  25. U shouldnt go in a car during a tornado it can just lift u up and throw up somewhere else u should hid hin a ditch or on the ground while covering ur head and neck with you hands

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