A Reddit this morning had a lot of us talking. What is one tip you would give someone that could one day save their life? Some of the responses were crazy but could be really helpful in the event of an emergency. We pulled 10 of our favorites.

What would your tip be?

  • 1

    BUY A CO2 DETECTOR

    Get a CO gas detector in your house. One near the furnace and one near your bedroom! Cannot smell or see CO leaks from regular household furnaces. They are pretty inexpensive too.

    Reddit User: brkuzma

     

  • 2

    YOU NEED A GLASS BREAKER

    Have a glass breaker/seatbelt cutter in your car. A lot of knives come with both on them and can be as cheap as $15-$20. Better to have something you don't need than to need something you don't have.

    Reddit User: alphalegend91

     

  • 3

    BE SAFE DURING A SHOOTING

    We had a sheriff come in to talk to us about active shooter situations. Going through that training taught me a ton, but the one piece of advice I got that stuck with me was: "Have a plan, and every day go through the plan in your head. This will help you to not panic if it actually happens. Never try to engage but if, God forbid, you must defend yourself then you swarm. Be savage and do not let up. Their due process was done when they decided to bring a gun into your building". Can't state enough how much they advise to never engage but have a plan for everything.

    Reddit User: MrRandyDarsh

     

  • 4

    TRUST YOUR GUT

    Always trust your gut. Fear is something we need to listen to. Also, do not be SO polite that you end up in a sketchy situation, be appropriately rude.

    Some insight (before a crisis) may be found in 'The Gift of Fear'.

    Reddit User: ObviousNegotiation

  • 5

    IF YOU ARE ABDUCTED

    If you ever get kidnapped and are in the kidnappers vehicle, wait until you are around a lot of traffic and pull the steering wheel to make the car crash. People will immediately go to see if you are okay and call emergency vehicles. You’re going to be injured or killed whether you cause an accident or go to the second location anyways. Might as well pull attention to yourself.

    Reddit User: lauradiana158

     

  • 6

    DON'T TRUST THE MOSS

    Moss can grow on any side of a tree, not just north. Do not use this for navigational purposes if you become lost in the forest. A compass is a much more precise instrument of navigation, and should be your constant companion if you decide to go hiking/camping.

    Reddit User: ShneekeyTheLost

     

  • 7

    IF YOU FEEL AN EARTHQUAKE

    If you feel an earthquake start and the shaking doesn't piddle out after five or ten seconds, assume it will be big and take cover under something sturdy or run outside where there is no powerlines or bits of building above your head.

    Sometimes large earthquakes start out huge right away, and sometimes they wobble a bit before they hit oh shit strength. It depends on how far you are from the epicenter.

    If there was an earthquake at the beach you're on and you see the water receding away, run to higher ground immediately because a tsunami is coming. If you're in a town near water and see the water in ditches or rivers flowing the wrong way, seek higher ground because a tsunami is coming.

    Reddit User: invisiblebody

  • 8

    If you’re caught in a rip tide, swim parallel to the shore until you get out of it. Don’t try to swim against the current.

    Reddit User: One_Midnight_Gone

     

  • 9

    GIVE YOURSELF THE HEIMLICH

    You can perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself by making a fist and pushing upward quickly on the space between your rib cage and navel. You can lean on a piece of furniture and quickly thrust your abdomen against the edge.

    I've done it twice. Still alive.

    Reddit User: sleepytimeghee

     

     

  • 10

    EVADE THE INTRUDER

    If you believe someone is in your home, whatever you do, don't turn on the lights. As much as you'd feel more comforted if the lights were on, you know your house better than anyone. You would have an easy time moving around your house while the intruder would be a lot slower.

    Reddit User: TheTntExplosion