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5 Life-Saving Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

These tips could help save a life.

They say that knowledge is power, but it can also be security. The more you know about the world around you, the more likely it is that you’ll know what to do in a crisis. So, if you want to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, the best thing you can do is keep learning! You never know when a piece of information will prove useful.

While you can’t predict everything that can possibly go wrong, it never hurts to be prepared for certain situations. Here are some life tips that might come in handy during an emergency โ€” in fact, they may even save a life!

Sometimes, it's hard to tell when someone is drowning.
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1. Drowning isn’t as easy to spot as you’d think.

It’s not always immediately apparent when a person is struggling in the water. According to Lifehacker, it can be hard for someone drowning to scream or splash around, so they might not be making a lot of noise or even moving all that much.

2. When calling for help, try to get a specific person’s attention.

If you’re ever in trouble in a public place, don’t just scream for help. WatchMojo tells us that many people hesitate to get involved in a crisis, expecting that someone else will step up. It’s always better to single out one person.

Take out your phone if you feel unsafe around someone.
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3. If you feel unsafe around a stranger, get your phone out.

Smartphones can be used to deter predators in a variety of ways. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, The Prepared suggests calling someone you know, or even pretending to. You could also take a picture of the situation. Basically, anything you can do to make the other person feel that they’re under surveillance could make a difference.

4. You don’t need to wait before reporting a missing person.

Sooner is better when it comes to reporting someone as missing. Lifehacker tells us that time is of the essence in these cases, so it’s important to talk to authorities right away!

Never turn on the lights if you wake up smelling a gas leak.
Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash

5. If you smell gas in your home at night, don’t turn on the lights.

When something wakes you up in the middle of the night, your first impulse might be to turn on the lights so that you can see better. However, WatchMojo tells us that flipping the light switch could cause a spark โ€” something that could be very, very dangerous if you’re waking up to the smell of gas.

We hope these important life tips help you to stay safe. Be sure to pass them along to the people you love!

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