What is a fact that could possibly save your life?

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If you’ve gone two and a half or more days without water, and you have to choose between drinking water without any way to sanitize it or not drinking water, drink the water. If you don’t, you’ll definitely die soon. Most of the diseases you can get from bad water take a couple days to set in, which gives you more time to find help.

_Yeethaw_

If you encounter a mountain lion, DO NOT turn your back on it. Walk backwards. Cats are ambush predators. They don’t want to fight you head-on and will wait for you to turn around to attack. There are videos showing this behavior with tigers at the zoo! People will sit in front of the enclosure, and as soon as they turn their back to the cat, the tiger goes into stalk mode. They turn around to face the tiger, and the tiger goes out of stalk mode.

PineMarte

3 minutes without air. 3 days without water. 3 weeks without food.

porkscrapple

Lock your doors at night. If you’ve been stabbed and the weapon is left in your body, do not remove it. Edit: as has been brought to my attention, lock your door ALWAYS.

canijustbelancelot

Actual fires spread shockingly fast. We all like to play “What’s the one thing you’d grab if your house was on fire?” but the real right answer is that if it’s not alive, you should leave it and get the hell out. People tend to imagine a fire burning on the floor in a corner somewhere, but the reality is often that it’s running across the ceiling and circling around the walls. Just get out.

IThinkThingsThrough