It’s easy to take basic safety and survival skills for granted, but the world’s a jungle. Whether you’re an adventurous soul or a cautious homebody, it doesn’t hurt to have some survival knowledge about building a fire out of potato chips, turning a needle into a compass, or knowing how to survive a zombie apocalypse. So take note, because these genius life hacks could save your life, someone else’s life, or multiple lives. Because while we hope you never find yourself in a dangerous situation, you do know what they say: it’s always better to be prepared.
#1 What to do if your hair stands on end during a thunderstorm
If you notice that your hair is starting to have a static reaction during a thunderstorm, seek cover immediately because you are about to be struck by lightning. By immediate, we mean approximately 15 seconds. In the event that you can’t scurry away to safety with 15 seconds, plant both your feet together, squat down on the balls of your feet, and grab your ankles. In case you are struck by lightning, this will give the electricity a direct path down to the ground and potentially minimize the damage to your body.