Genius hacks that could save your life

These essential hacks are survival tricks that everyone should know about

#12 If you see a lion, do not run

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Adventures in the great savannas of the world are great, but if you ever find yourself face to face with a predator, do not run. Running may be your first instinct, but try your best to stay calm. If you run, you will be exhibiting prey behavior, which encourages the lion to chase you, and unless you’re faster than the Usain Bolt, they will catch up with you.

Your best bet at surviving such an encounter would be to stand your ground, make as much noise as possible while waving your hands around. Otherwise, you can slowly walk in reverse until you are far enough to scurry to safety. Make it predator versus predator.

#13 How to perform CPR

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Having basic knowledge of CPR could save a life, so it won’t hurt to learn this essential procedure. But first, check if the scene is safe. Then ask a bystander to call 911. If no one else is around, dial 911 on speaker and talk to them while you start CPR.

According to the Red Cross, you should begin CPR by placing one of your hands on top of the other in the middle of the other person’s chest. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep. Deliver them at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.

After 1every 15 compressions, deliver two rescue breaths by tilting their head back with the chin lifted. Pinch the nose shut and place your mouth over theirs to create a seal. Blow air into their mouth to make the chest rise. In the event that the chest does not rise, they may be choking. Before attempting the next rescue breath, check for any obstructions and remove them. Keep the cycle of compressions and rescue breaths going until the person starts breathing again or until a trained medical responder arrives.