#22 How to escape quicksand
If you happen to step in quicksand, you might think that it will suck you into the underworld, but don’t panic! Just make yourself as light as possible by tossing your bag and jacket to the side. Next, keep your arms to the side and lie down on your back to float. After that, you can gradually move your way to safety.
Another method that works is reaching for a branch or someone’s hand and use that leverage to be pulled to safety. Remember, move slowly and deliberately.