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How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know

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Survival skills aren’t just for the adventurous mountain climber; anyone can find themselves in a dangerous situation where survival is threatened. 

Popular Mechanics has a list of survival tips that address situations anyone can get in.  To drive the point home, there are also statistics of annual deaths caused by each situation.  It’s scary to think about 700 people losing their lives this year from ladder falls!

There is plenty of great knowledge in this list, from common-sense precautions like using a harness while climbing to little-known facts like our tendency to hyperventilate before taking a dive.  I found the little-known facts to be fascinating, like running from an animal can trigger a predatory response, or that cotton is the worst material to wear when hypothermia is possible. Facts like these, and the correct responses to dangerous situations make this list a must-read!

How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know