9 Survival Myths that Could Actually Hurt You

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There are many rules out there explaining how to behave in emergency situations. But are all of them really that effective? cool stuff, cool stuff

We at Comfia have found out that some of those survival tips are actually myths that are not only useless but also potentially dangerous. cool stuff, cool stuff

1. First aid for a snake bite

Snake venom enters the bloodstream extremely quickly, and it doesn’t accumulate at the bitten area. So trying to suck it out is ineffective. Moreover, putting your mouth on the bite may get venom into your mouth and esophagus. The best way for a bite victim to prevent poison from quickly moving through the bloodstream is to remain calm, keep the wound below the level of the heart, drink plenty of liquid, and, of course, try to get to the hospital as quickly as possible. cool stuff, cool stuff

2. What to do if you get lost in the forest

You might have heard that the first thing you have to do if you get lost in the wilderness is to find some food. This is not entirely true. A healthy person can live without food for quite a long time: up to 6 weeks. But finding a source of water and building a shelter where you can hide from extreme weather are your first priorities.

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