8 Life Hacks That Might Save Your Life One Day

Statistics say we live in the calmest of times in the history of mankind. However, the world is still a dangerous place.

That’s why Nueey brings you 8 simple life hacks that will enhance your security.

1. Keys, money, and a charged phone.

Why is it important? You should always be able to call for help or a ride back home. Your phone, in addition, may become a means of saving other people’s lives: you’ll be able to call the rescue service in an emergency. Always keep your phone charged.

2. Apologize if you bump into someone.

Why is it important? You don’t know who you ran into. A person you’ve touched may be carrying a weapon or be drunk or high. They may be extremely angry or upset. A simple apology may save you so much more.

3. Always find at least 3 exits.

Why is it important? If something bad happens, it’ll be too late to look for an exit. If you’ve found and memorized them in advance, you’ll be able to move toward one of them almost without thinking.

4. Play the “find a bad guy” game.

Why is it important? Our intuition is rarely mistaken. If someone appears dangerous to you, then they probably are. Try to keep away from them.

5. On an airplane, count the rows to the emergency exit.

Why is it important? If there’s smoke, the emergency lighting can be too dim to guide you. When you know for sure the number of rows between your seat and the exit, you can move toward it counting the headrests.

6. Strengthen your wrists.

Why is it important? There are many potential emergency situations where you may need to hold on to a narrow ledge. A strong grip and trained wrist muscles will allow you to stay safe for as long as it might be needed.

7. Raise your head, and go slowly.

Why is it important? When you follow your first instinct, you become prey. Who or whatever is threatening you, slow down, raise your head, and look sideways to see the danger with your peripheral vision.

8. Escaping from a sinking car.

To get out of a sinking car it’s necessary to first unbuckle your seat belt. Instead of opening the door, roll the window down. If you don’t have your window open, break the glass with a special tool or any heavy object (for instance, a removable headrest).

Why is it important? There’s only one minute to escape, so you’ll only lose time trying to open the door which will not budge because of the water pressure.