6 Tips to Survive Critical Situations When You’re Alone

2. How to put out an electrical or oil fire

6 Tips to Survive Critical Situations When You’re Alone

Electrical fires and oil fires are different from forest fires, so using water to put them out is not effective.

  1. Leave the pot where it is and don’t try to move it.
  2. Turn off your oven. Put on an oven mitt to protect your skin.
  3. Cover the flame with a metal lid, but avoid using a ceramic one.
  4. Use baking soda to put out small fires. Salt can also work, but don’t use baking powder.
  5. Don’t swat at a fire with a towel or any fabric. Don’t use water either.

3. How to behave while having a heart attack

6 Tips to Survive Critical Situations When You’re Alone

If you recognize any symptoms of a heart attack or just have a suspicion that you may be experiencing one, do the following.

  1. Stop what you’re doing, especially if you’re driving or exercising.
  2. Call emergency services first, then a friend or relative.
  3. Sit down with your knees bent upward to improve circulation. Your tailbone should be placed several inches away from the wall. Don’t try to stay up.
  4. Take slow, deep breaths.

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