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Not only is flood water filthy, but it is filled with hazardous materials. Between animal waste and cleaning products picked up by the floodwater, it is not something you want to walk through without special protection.

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If you are cleaning up a flooded area, make sure to wear protective clothing. Boots, gloves, and goggles will protect you from contracting diseases from the floodwater. It is also important to thoroughly sanitize these items to prevent bringing germs back into your home.

If you are lost in the wilderness, finding drinkable water is one of the most important steps. It can be difficult if you are not an experienced outdoor person, but following the birds is the best way to keep yourself safe.

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In the morning, birds fly directly to water, so following them will likely lead you to a body of water. They fly to their nests in the evening; therefore, if it is getting dark and you need water, go in the opposite direction of the birds. Staying hydrated will keep you alert and awake until you can get help.

Besides entertaining children, most people wouldn’t think that crayons can come in handy in an emergency. If a storm makes the power go out, it is helpful to have a way of making light so you can see. You might think it’s silly, but keep a pack of crayons in your emergency kit.

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Apparently, burning a crayon can give you enough light for thirty minutes. This way, you won’t have to waste your phone battery using the flashlight, and with a large box of crayons, you will have enough light for an entire evening.

There are many ways you can fix things with DIY solutions around your home, but some things should be left to professionals. This applies to things like the garage door, which can cause injuries if you aren’t trained to fix it.

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Garage doors have large springs that can cause serious injuries or death if your hand or clothing gets wrapped inside them. They are wound tightly and spin fast as they contract, so it is best to leave this to someone who knows what they are doing.

If you live alone, the thought of choking and having no one to help you can scare anyone. If someone is choking around other people, a person can do the Heimlich maneuver, but that isn’t possible if you are alone.

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Suppose there is no one around to help you when you are choking; use a chair or corner of a sofa to assist with stomach thrusts. By leaning over a chair, you can get the blockage out of your throat before choking to death.

Have you ever wondered why it is required to wear those hideous orange vests on a job site? Workplace safety is important, especially when heavy machinery is involved because fatal accidents can occur. That’s why the blaze orange vests are essential.

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The bright orange color makes you visible to everyone, preventing unnecessary accidents. While they may not be the most fashionable, it doesn’t matter because they will make you visible all the time.

Fire alarms have saved many lives because they alert us in the earliest stages of a fire giving us time to put it out or get somewhere safe. However, if people don’t do regular maintenance on them, they won’t be effective or protective.

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Smoke alarms should be checked yearly to make sure the batteries are working, and they need to be completely replaced every ten years. Each alarm has a date on it that determines when you need to change them to keep you and your family safe.

If you aren’t afraid of snakes, you must be a courageous soul. One of the dangers in nature is the possibility of animal or insect bites. Bites from snakes are common, and depending on the kind of snake, they can be fatal if not treated immediately.

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The best way to avoid snake bites is to stay alert. Keep your eyes peeled for things moving on the ground because poisonous snakes can be tiny. Also, if you are in a place where snakes are common, wear high socks and hiking boots to protect the areas a snake could bite.

Grilling is a fun activity in the summer because the food tastes great, and it’s an excellent way to gather friends for a meal outside. However, grills are hazardous if you aren’t careful because they involve open flames that put others at risk.

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Therefore, it is important to know the safety rules when grilling. Make sure your grill is at least three feet from any structure in your yard, like trees, cars, and the home. Grill fires can quickly spread, and that distance gives you time to put it out.

Coconuts are often depicted as a way to hydrate yourself because they have water in the middle. However, not all coconuts are suitable to drink from, so it is good to know which ones are safe.

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You shouldn’t use brown coconuts for the liquid inside them. The oil inside brown coconuts can cause significant dehydration if consumed. Stick to green coconuts for water. However, brown coconut husks are flammable and repel mosquitos.

Although they are an everyday food item, you never know when things could be deadly. Red kidney beans are a staple in some people’s diets, but they can be poisonous if not prepared correctly.

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Dry red kidney beans contain a toxin that will cause serious illness if you ingest it. To safely prepare them, boil the beans for ten minutes and drain them before cooking them however you like. This step is important to prevent severe abdominal pains, nausea, and vomiting.

While payphones are becoming scarce because everyone has a cellphone now, there are a few around in case of emergencies. If you need to call 911 or whatever the emergency number is in your country, don’t worry about scrambling for loose change.

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When calling an emergency hotline from a payphone, it is always free. All phones in the United States are equipped to contact 911 without paying or even if the phone isn’t in service with a carrier.

While you might think that stampedes of people are rare, they can still happen. There have been a few deadly ones on the news recently, and people need to know what to do to protect themselves in the event of one.

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If you fall during a stampede and can’t get up quickly, assume a protective position with your hands covering your head and your feet tucked up. Try to face the direction people are running in so you don’t get kicked in the head, and get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Fire is essential when you are camping or out in the wilderness because it provides light, a place to cook, and warmth. However, lighting a match when it is windy is one of the most frustrating and tricky things to accomplish.

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A tip to make lighting the match easier is to cut the wood into a Christmas tree shape so that the match will stay lit even when the wind is blowing. This will give you more time to light the fire, and you will waste fewer matches.

Hurricane prep can be very stressful because shelves at the store are emptied within hours, grocery store lines are insane, and you might not get all the supplies you need. It is best to keep essentials like water on hand during hurricane season, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.

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Usually, hurricanes cause power outages, so it’s best to keep water in the freezer at all times. Then, when there is a hurricane, and the power goes out, you can move the frozen water bottles into the fridge to keep it cooler for a longer time.

Mosquito bites have to be the most irritating thing about being in nature, and we honestly don’t know why mosquitos even exist. If you are in an area with termites, this trick will help you with those pesky bloodsuckers in the event of an emergency.

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There have been many survival situations where people don’t have insect repellent but need it. Therefore if you are near termites, crush them up and use them as a repellent. They are also edible if you are in a life or death situation and need a good source of protein.

Crossing a river might be inevitable in the wild, but it can be dangerous and possibly deadly if you don’t know the right or safest way to do so.

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The trick to figuring out if it is even safe to cross is to throw a stick in first. If the stick moves too fast, it is not safe to cross. Also if you cannot see the bottom, throw a stone in the river to see how deep it is.

When you are camping or if you are stuck in the wilderness, you need to know when the sun will set, so you have time to set up your camp. Roaming through the forest is dangerous when it’s dark, and there is an easy way to determine how much sunlight you have left.

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Line your hand up with the horizon and get it as parallel as possible. Then stack your hands on top of each other and continue until your hands just cover the bottom of the sun. Make sure to count how many hands it takes because that tells you the number of hours till sunset.

We have heard of people in fairytales leaving a trail of candy as they go into the woods so that they can find their way home. While it might seem silly, the idea wasn’t bad. When you go into the woods, be sure to bring chalk so you can mark the trees along your path.

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Instead of getting lost or wandering around in circles, this will help you know which way you came from. You can also mark the trees with arrows of the direction you came from to make it even easier.

If you are lost in the wilderness and don’t have a compass, there is a way to make one on the spot. A makeshift compass can be created with magnetized metal like a needle. To magnetize it, rub the needle on hair or fur about 100 times.

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Then place the needle on a leaf that can float on water and make sure there is no wind moving it. The needle should start to point north-south, but be sure to keep other metal objects away from this because it can cause it to be wrong.

There are plenty of germs and bacteria in nature that are harmful to our bodies. If you or someone you are with hurts themselves and there is a foreign body left in the wound, do not remove it until you can get medical help.

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By leaving the object in the wound, you are preventing it from bleeding too much, and it prevents other bacteria from infecting the cut. Hopefully, it is a situation where you are able to call emergency services.

As we have mentioned already, fire is important for warmth, cooking, and light. However, if you don’t have matches, you might think that there isn’t a way to start a fire, but that would be wrong.

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This tip has been used by many survivalists, and all you need is a battery and a chewing gum wrapper. Twist the wrapper and put it on both ends of the batter to create a flame. Before you do this, make sure you have the kindle set up to create a bigger campfire.

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