If you asked a survivor what makes them different from anyone else; most would tell you they were just lucky, or driven to see their family. The truth is, not everybody can cope under pressure. Ninety-five percent of the people who die during an emergency, do so because they failed to take action. There are countless stories of burning aircraft and flooding vehicles, with the victims found frozen in their seat; unable to think, incapable of calling on their own body to save their life.
Do you think you have what it takes to survive an everyday emergency? To make that split decision, meaning the difference between life or death? You may never know until you are put to the test. However, studies show that a man is much more likely to do the right thing if he has a plan of action. To help you with that; we have a few tips to get you started.
Man Vs. Black Bear- Stand your ground, make lots of noise, and fight back if necessary. You’ve got a good chance of coming out of this alive.
Man Vs. Big Grizzly- Stop, drop, cover your head, play dead, and pray he doesn’t tear off anything real important.
Man Vs. Avalanche- Seek shelter (rock, tree, etc.), crouch low, turn away from approaching snow, and cover your nose and mouth with your hand. If your pants happen to be down, or you are skiing naked–clench your cheeks tightly. I bet your wondering why we suggested that you clench your cheeks. Well, snow traveling at that high of velocity has the nasty habit of filling every exposed body cavity it comes in contact with. You get the picture now?
Man Vs. Getting Lost- One of the reasons the average man will get lost without a compass, is because he naturally travels in the arc of a circle, even while concentrating on walking in a straight line. You can avoid this unfortunate truth by keeping an eye on a distant landmark as your guide (mountain, sun, moon, etc.)
Man Vs. Car Jacking (With You Still in the Car)- If you are afraid that you might not get out of this alive, warn the car jacker that your speedometer is off by 10 mph. This may likely divert their attention from you, to the possibility of getting pulled over by a cop. Use this as an excuse to drive under the speed limit, and at the first (reasonably safe) opportunity, jump out.
Man Vs. Armed Robbery- Don’t be a hero. Most untrained Bruce Willis’, mostly just end up dead. Politely, give the robber what they asked for, and then back away very slowly. If you happen to be carrying a Desert Eagle 50 caliber; just laugh.
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