15 Life Saving Tips Everyone Should Know, According To The People That Used Them

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It's better to be prepared than to be caught unawares, especially when it comes to life-saving tips. If you'd like to learn tips that could save your life, then go ahead and take in these Redditor's incredible stories!


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    If You Think You’re Being Followed, Turn Right Four Times

    From Redditor u/mnschu67:

    If you think you’re being followed, turn right four times. Since you’ll get to the same place, they shouldn’t be following you anymore. If they do, you might be in trouble. Since it’s a common warning that you shouldn’t go home when you think someone is following you, the smartest is to go to a police station.

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    A Knife Acts As A Makeshift Seal To Keep You From Bleeding Out

    From Redditor u/TechnicalDouble6712:

    If you get jabbed, do everything in your power to keep the knife in. The knife is acting as a makeshift seal and it’s the only thing keeping you from bleeding out. Keep it in and get to a hospital immediately.

    Plus, if it hurts going in, it’ll hurt going out.

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    You Should Have A Fire Extinguisher In Your House

    From Redditor u/justntimejustin:

    You should have a fire extinguisher in your home. You won’t need it until you really really do. 25 years ago my dad saved our house from burning down (and maybe our lives) because we had a fire extinguisher and when I moved out on my own he insisted that I get one which I’ve hauled around for years thinking I’d probably never need it.

    Last weekend an electrical fire started in my building and I was the only one with an extinguisher. The fire department got there quickly so I probably didn’t save any lives, but I was able to keep it under control until they arrived. Buy one, know exactly where it is, and cut the safety tag off of it now so you don’t have to find something to cut it within an emergency. You never know.

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    Get A Carbon Monoxide Detector With A PPM Meter On It

    From Redditor u/othersbeforeus:

    Get a Carbon Monoxide detector with a ppm meter on it.

    Recently, I was experiencing intermittent bouts of nausea and lethargy, so I suspected CO tainting despite my detectors being up to code. I bought a new one with a meter to check if there were trace amounts in my apartment.

    I discovered that my oven has a leak, so whenever I cook I get exposed to CO ranging from 35 to 90 pm, which is pretty high. How come the detectors didn’t go off? Turns out that they only beep when there’s 50ppm for 8 hours, or 150 ppm for 5 to 10 minutes. I was just below the threshold while still getting smashed with carbon monoxide.

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    64 VOTES

    You Can Perform The Heimlich Maneuver On Yourself With A Chair

    From Redditor u/lost40s:

    If you are alone and start choking, you can use the back of a chair or sofa to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on yourself. Source: had to do it to me when I was about 15.

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    If You Feel Lightheaded, Lay On Your Back

    From Redditor u/Sylvaintheg:

    If you’re ever feeling lightheaded and seeing stars, and just a general feeling of thinking you’re going to pass out. Lay on your back and put your legs in the air and take deep breaths in and out. The blood from your brain rushed down to your feet and doing this will rush it back to your head.