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The Life Saving Travel Guide

LIFE SAVING TRAVEL GUIDE Off travelling the world solo? On an adventure holiday with a buddy? Trekking and hiking through unforgiving territory? Wherever you might be headed, there's no question that travelling can be incredibly rewarding, fun, exhilarating and memorable. But what if you find yourself in trouble, and you don't know what to do? This life-saving travel guide could just help you in a range of potential life-threatening situations, or it could help you save someone else's life... Hiking is a popular activity for travellers who set out to explore new locations and places away from the typical tourist areas. However, hiking comes with its own risks - If you're heading out on a hike, follow these simple rules: • Let someone know where you're going, and when you'll be back • Start as early a start as possible to maximise daylight hours Always check the weather forecast before you set off • Be aware of the time so you know how much daylight is left HIKING Carry these ESSENTIAL ITEMS with you while hiking: Matches or lighter Map and compass Torch or headlamp Radio / GPS Pocket knife Extra clothes Food Water First aid kit Sunglasses When you're travelling in a foreign country, you should follow some simple rules to ensure your safety. Planning ahead is always advisable, as is being aware of your environment. You should also keep these tips in mind: • Avoid danger spots like quiet alleys or dimly lit areas • Do not keep all your valuables in one place • Be aware of your surroundings at all times • Be extra careful when using ATM machines SOLO TRAVEL Tips for those travelling alone: Tell someone Don't tell people you're alone Don't tell strangers where you're staying Don't carry lots of cash Avoid expensive where you are accessories Ensure clothing matches culture Try to stay in or near a group Let family know your itinerary Don't reveal plans on social media Don't leave drinks unattended Always be aware of your surroundings. Follow these simple tips to stay safe: Know where your accomodation is and how to get back to it Know where the local police station is Know of the location of your national embassy Know your route and avoid wandering Avoid hailing taxis on the street while in a foreign country. If you need to get a taxi, ensure they identify themselves before you get going For some people, a relaxing holiday just isn't enough - they want to embark on a thrilling trip full of risk and adventure. To help keep you safe while on an adventure, this section features a number of tips: • Escape from quicksand • Break down a door in an emergency • Survive attacks from a variety of dangerous animals Survive an earthquake ADVENTURE How to break down a door: How to escape from quicksand: If you're going to an area with quicksand, carry a stout pole. As soon as you find yourself in quicksand and start sinking: If you find yourself in a position where you need to break down a door (to escape or reach safety): - Lay the pole on the surface and lay on your back on top of the pole, until equilibrium is achieved - Do not slam against it with your shoulder, this might injure you. - The pole will keep you from sinking, while you very slowly pull out one leg, then the other - Your foot can exert more pressure to a smaller area, and is less likely to hurt - Take the shortest route to firmer ground, moving very slowly and keeping the pole with you throughout - Aim at the lock area of the door and give a few well placed kicks to open it How to survive a snake bite: How to survive an earthquake: If you experience an earthquake, stay indoors and do not run outside or use the stairs until the If you're bitten by a poisonous snake, you should wash the bite with soap and water as soon as possible and then follow these steps: shaking has stopped. You can also do the following: - Immobilise the area and keep it lower than the heart to slow the flow of the venom - Get under a desk/table or move into a doorway. Stay clear of windows, heavy furniture or appliances - If you're outside, get into the open and away from buildings, power lines or anything that may fall on you - Wrap a bandage tightly 2-4 inches above the bite. Do not cut off the blood flow - If you're driving, come to a careful stop as far away from traffic as possible. Stay inside your car - Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Do not try and suck out the venom How to avoid a shark attack: How to escape killer bees: If you find yourself being chased or stung by killer bees, do not freeze. You should run, and do your best to remember the following: Avoid the water if you're bleeding or menstruating, and during darkness or twilight hours. Apart from that, you should: - Do not swat the bees, as this will antagonise them. Try and get indoors as fast as possible Avoid straying from large groups, or wearing shiny jewellery - Do not jump into a swimming pool or body of water as the bees will be waiting for you when you resurface - Use extra caution in murky waters and avoid bright clothing, which sharks can see easily -If you are stung, remove the stinger by raking your fingernail across it in a sideways motion - If you are attacked by a shark, you should fight back, aiming attacks at the eyes or the gills Brought to you by Sources https://www. http://www.chronicdelive co uk/news/health/how-save-life-guide-performing-11885725 Piven, Joshua and Borgenicht, David. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. 2000, Chronicle Books 01 edition Translate By Fumans safebo 1.0rg/ We are making the world talk! The world's fastest growing, revolutionising Translation Startup.

The Life Saving Travel Guide

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Whether you're off on a hike, travelling the globe solo or going on an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, you need to be aware of the potential dangers of any situation. Of course these kind of activities ...


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