You can never know too many survival tips.
One of my favorite safety tips is that an adult never asks a child for help. If an adult comes up to a young kid asking for directions, help with their car, etc. they probably aren't up to anything innocent.
Danger can strike in a second. The best preparation you can have for the unexpected is knowledge.
That's why Redditor u/classic-tomato asked people to share, "What is a fact that can possibly save your life?" Useful tips poured in that can potentially save you from anything from a fatal heart attack to a kidnapping.
20. The importance of Narcan
"Probably not your own, but definitely someone else's. It's very important to know that a drug called NARCAN (NALOXONE) can bring someone back from an opioid overdose. If someone you know is at risk for morphine, fentanyl, etc. abuse, Narcan reverses the symptoms, makes the person breathe again and saves millions of lives"
19. Keep your car running smoothly
"It takes minutes to go to your car maker's website to search your vin# for any recalls. Maintenance involving recalls are free of charge at authorized dealerships"
18. Try not to run for the hillsGiphy
"Most Australians would know this but.
If you are bitten by a snake STOP, don't move ! Snake venom moves through the lymphatic system which spreads through movement.
Obviously make sure the snakes not going to bite you again.
Take deep breaths and calm yourself.
Call for help
Apply pressure (anything you got) over the bite first and then the whole limb second."
17. Is this aimed at someone in particular? I can't tell...
"When you see a PANDEMIC coming at you, read the playbook. Or, better give it to someone who can read!"
16. Just, woah!
"You can do a tracheotomy on yourself.
I saw a man choking in a restaurant and nothing helped (This was before the Heimlich maneuver was well known). He grabbed a steak knife stuck it into his throat. He used his fingers to hold the hole open and was breathing. I really did not understand what he did at the time. Later I found out you have about 3-4 minutes max before you pass out and brain damage sets in. I learned what a tracheotomy was and how to do it. I hope I can do it if the need arises."
15. When you need to absorb something fast...
"If you need to get something into the bloodstream quickly that cannot be injected. Put it under you tongue, it gets to the bloodstream faster. Good for diabetic people that need some sugar FAST."
14. You're not getting super powers if your hands look like that
"In a thunderstorm, if you notice a peculiar blue glow on something nearby or yourself, get out of there asap, its St. Elmos fire and its a sign of high electrical activity, i.e lightning, if your hands are sparking when you hold them into the air, get them down, otherwise you'll get struck."
13. I think they run pretty fast too
"Bears can climb faster than they can run"
12. Don't stop for anyone
"When a strange car follows/stops at you, run in the opposite side."
11. Leave it for the doctors
"If you are stabbed, keep the knife in the wound in order to prevent blood loss"
10. Chew that aspirin
"When having a heart attack, you don't swallow asprin, you chew it."
9. The safety video tells you this
"Airplane depressurizes and the masks drop?
Put your damn mask on first, as instructed.
At 35,000 feet you have 30-60 seconds of useful consciousness.
Make it count."
8. Why would you stick around?
"Do not delay getting out of a burning building. The flames are not what will kill you. The smoke will get very thick and toxic very quickly and you will not be able to see the way to get out."
7. For making a get away
"This obviously won't work all the time, but if someone grabs you by the arm, don't pull away - twist your arm instead.
Your arm goes (nearly) all directions but their wrists won't."
6. Drowning is silent
"Maybe not your life, but someone else's. Most drowning is silent. The victim quite literally cannot speak to call for help, as they are too desperately trying to get any air at all. Drowning can look simply like a person bobbing in the water until they no longer come back up. Keep a watch out. Especially if it's kids."
5. This deadly condimentGiphy
"Soy sauce is deadly if consumed in large quantities at once. So no stupid soy sauce dares or challenges please."
4. Know about secondary drowning
"If you ever almost drown to the point of throwing up water or passing out, even if you feel 100% fine, get to a hospital. Your lungs can unwittingly self-fill up with fluid over the next few hours."
3. New Zealand's great emergency number system
"This is a New Zealand specific one, but all emergency numbers work here. The official number is 111. But 999,000,911, etc. will all work. This is so that tourists can still reach emergency services easily."
2. An escape planGiphy
"If you're being tied up, puff yourself out as much as possible so it'll be easier to wiggle out of. Tense muscles, inhale deep and stretch out your arms and legs to make more space."
1. This extremely alarming vomit
If your vomit look like coffee grounds, you are bleeding internally you need to go to the hospital.
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