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18 Little Tips That Just Might Save Your Life One Day

You never know when you're going to find yourself in an IRL Hunger Game.

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5. Look both ways when crossing the street, even if the "walk" sign is lit.

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If you've ever driven in a high-pedestrian traffic area like New York City, you know the level of concentration it takes...and you should also assume that most drivers are operating at an even lower level.

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7. If someone has a concussion, elevate their head so that fluid doesn't build up in their brain.

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Lift the head slightly, about 20-30°. However, if you suspect a spine injury, it's important to not move the injured at all.

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8. Always carry maximum-strength antihistamines with you when hiking, camping, or partaking in any outdoor activity.

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You never know when you'll get stung by something you didn't know you were allergic to.

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10. If you're in a situation where you have no water source, try your best not to eat.

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Eating will just make you thirstier. You can survive 3 weeks without food, but only a few days without water.

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11. If someone has been stabbed or impaled with a sharp object, don't pull it out (unless it's blocking an airway).

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Pulling out the knife will greatly increase the rate of blood loss. You should be doing whatever you can to prevent blood loss.

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12. Check the windows and back entrance locks after strangers have been in your home.

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It's definitely a worst case scenario, but someone could easily unlock a window while in your home with a sinister plan to come back later.

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16. Know how to give CPR and mouth to mouth resuscitation properly.

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If someone's heart stops, they are much more likely to survive if given CPR correctly. But recent studies also show that untrained bystanders giving mouth-to-mouth does not improve survival rates. So skip the mouth-to-mouth for rapid, chest-only compressions, which can be more easily administered by people who are not professionals.

17. If you know you're going to be in a crowded space, take note of the exits.

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In case of fire or some other kind of disaster, people will always try to go out the door they came in, causing a jam.

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18. Have a plan for when your car brakes fail.

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Start with pumping your brakes to alert the person behind you, use your parking brake, and shift your car into a lower gear. Watch the video for complete details.

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