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10 Everyday Items That Could Save Your Life In An Emergency Situation

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It has been tested and proven multiple times that improvising is a fact of life. Saving yourself from a dangerous situation is not always that hard. All you need is a clear mind to know how to get yourself out of there.

The truth is, you really don’t need a specific item to save your life. Here are 10 everyday items that you can use in an emergency situation.

1. Chewing gum wrapper

Watch the video below to know how to make a lighter using a chewing gum wrapper:

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2. Bra cup

Bras are essential pieces of clothing for ladies but in the case of a fire (and dust storm or building collapse), a bra cup can also be a good mask. Simply fit the cup over your nose and mouth to filter out fine particles.

3. Ice

As strange as it sounds, a fire can indeed be started using ice. You can use a very clear ice as a magnifying glass to start a fire with the help of the heat of the sun.

4. Tinfoil

When the power goes out, you can use a tinfoil to insulate you against the cold. It can also be used for cooking and signaling.

5. Sanitary pad

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Sanitary pads are the perfect items if you have a large wound.

6. Toothpaste

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Toothpaste will reduce the itch and swelling of an insect bite.

7. T-shirt

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You can use a piece of cloth to filter the murky water into a cleaner and drinkable one.

8. Fork

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Forks are pointed enough to be used as a weapon.

9. Belt

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You can use a belt to barricade a door by tightening it around the door hinge.

10. Shoelace

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This simple yet potentially life-saving method can help you escape from zip ties by just using your shoelaces!

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Inemuri, The Japanese Art Of Being Present While Sleeping At Work

It’s so common it became a norm.

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Sleeping at work is often deemed ridiculous and improper. It can jeopardize one’s job and garner scorn from the bosses. Yet this Asian country opposes the norm and takes a different stance. In Japan, taking a nap in the workplace is socially acceptable. They even have a term for it – “inemuri,” which means “present while sleeping”.

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Someone took further interest in this aspect of the Japanese culture.

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According to the mom, babies can learn swimming as early as 6 months!

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Know And Avoid These 4 Scams During A Natural Disaster

Do not let your earnings and savings vanish in a blink of an eye.

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Disaster is inevitable; whether we like it or not, we'll go through it at some point in our lives. We have to look out for ourselves and our loved ones during those times, but other than staying safe, there's also another thing to worry about - deceiftul people.

These people come out to look for vulnerable people after a disaster has struck. You can safeguard yourselves (and your pockets!) by knowing the four most prevalent scams fraudsters use to take advantage of others during calamities. Below is a list of how not to become a victim as well.

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