12 things that might save your life

You never know when you end up in a critical situation so you might want to read ahead, just to be safe.


We all get stuck in weird situations from time to time and later on, we find out the solution to the problem. There could be numerous reasons why you can’t find the solution at that time; could be due to you panicking or simply because you did not know. In such situations, you need to be calm and resourceful but, that won’t help if you don’t know how to bring everyday things to your use. Let’s guide you about some of the situations that you might encounter.
Is the snake poisonous
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To see if the snake is poisonous or not, see its head. The poisonous snakes have a heat sensitive pit between their eyes. Non-poisonous snakes do not have this bed. Other than this distinction, the poisonous snakes have rattle on their tale. If not this then you can check the row of scales on the underside of its tail. If there’s a single row of scales then it is poisonous otherwise it’s not.
Making a compass

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To make a compass, you need a needle or a pin and a leaf. Rub the needle against your jeans. Then take some water and place a leaf on the surface of the water. Place the needle on the leaf and leave it be. The needle will point towards the north.
Making Fire

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To light fire even in humid weather, take a guitar pick or any plastic and scrap some of it on a leaf. Burn the leaf and you’ll be amazed how easily the leaf burns.
Save water using condom

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Condoms are made to be leak proof so you can use them to store water. An average condom can be used to store up to 1 liter of water.
Using a Tampon to stop bleeding

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We are all aware of the purpose of tampon but, hardly anyone ever thought about using them to stop bleeding in case of a cut. Well, they’re perfect for it.
Chap stick for Scratches

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Chap sticks can be really helpful in case of a cut. They’re thick so in case of cut, you can use them on the scratch to avoid infection due to bacteria.
Toothpaste for insect bites
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Anti-inflammatory components in toothpaste help reducing swelling due to insect bite. The methanol in toothpaste helps sooth the sting due to bees or mosquitoes.
Insect Repellent
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If you’re in a jungle having a bonfire but the mosquitoes are killing your mood then you can just throw some herbs into the fire which repels the insects and mosquitoes.
Grass to keep you warm
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If you’re in a cold area, you can use grass to isolate yourself. They can provide you with the necessary heat and save you from hypothermia.
Burning Crayons
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Wax Crayons can be really easy to burn and they can last as long as 30 minutes.
Making a water filter
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If you’re stuck somewhere outside where you don’t have access to clean water, you can make your own filter. Simply place the container of the dirty water at a raised level than the clean water container. Place a handkerchief in the first container in such a way that it’s other end dips the water into the clean water’s container. In one hour, you can get almost a glass of clean water.
Using egg cartons to light up a fire
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If you’re in a humid condition and you’re having trouble lightening up fire, just place the leaves and branches in an egg container and light it on fire. It will burn even if the leaves are not entirely dry.

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12 things that might save your life