Life saving hacks during natural disasters
The frightening and devastating experience of being stuck in natural disaster can have serious repercussions on the body and mind of the fateful survivors. Every now and then, some sort of natural disaster keeps striking and people are left shattered. Sometimes, you can save your and other’s lives if you know how to survive. Survival is for anyone to claim because it is all about being alert and aware. Check out some tips, which might be of some help.
1 Purify your water
Water is one of the most essential things you need to survive, and during a natural disaster you may not be sure of the quality of water. You can purify your water by adding bleach to it. Just add 2 drops of bleach into a bottle of water, and let that stand for about 30 minutes.
2 Don’t stand under a doorway during an earthquake
Earthquakes can be really dangerous and standing under a doorway is not at all safe. Instead take shelter below a table, or you can be in a safer position by ducking and covering your head with something concrete. Best is just exit the place and go to firm ground as soon as possible.
3 Close all doors during a tornado
Closing all your doors and windows during a tornado is very important. You should go to the basement or a room with no windows and keep them all shut. Do not be fooled by the myth that opening of windows will act as a balance to the intense pressure of the tornado. Opened windows will only let in debris into your house.
4 Do not lie on ground during lightning
While it is not safe to stand straight in one place during lightning, you should not lie on the ground either. Your whole body will be in contact with the earth, which gives the lightning more access to be damaging to your body. You can instead head for a lower ground level.
5 Tampons can be made into bandages
If you have a wound, you can split the gauze flat and apply the same on the wound and use the string to tie it. It is very useful in case of nose bleeds. The absorbing nature of the tampon will help in stopping the blood flow.
6 Do not leave from your car in a blizzard
If you get stuck in a blizzard, then it is advisable to just be staying put in your car. Run your engine and heater for ten minutes each hour, and keep trying to check the exhaust pipe, remove snow from it. And if it gets dark, then switch on your dome lights.
7 Do not take shelter under a bridge or underpass
Bridge and underpasses are structures which can be destroyed in case of a tornado. Do not take shelter under them. Drive over to a nearby shelter and nothing can be done, then pull over and sit there while protecting your head.
8 Do not wear cotton for outdoor activities
While going for outdoor activities like hiking and trekking, do not wear cotton. Cotton doesn’t stay warm when wet and wet clothes can lead to hypothermia, which is considered the No.1 killer of people venturing for outdoor activities to places with extreme weather. In fact try and wear synthetic and woollen clothes, and always carry an extra layer of clothing because you may not know what kind of temperatures and conditions await you in those mountains.