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How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Oct 17, 2013.


  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Just trying to help out Bassists here:

    Read the whole thing, and LIVE!
     
  2. the hardest part for most of them is keeping a cool head when it happens to you.

    I've known full well for a long time what to do in event of a rip current, but when it happened to me I tried fighting it for several minutes before remembering. that day easily could have went another way.
     
  3. Classic piffle piece.

    Most of it could be summarised by "stay indoors", but the most "dangerous" activity is sitting all day.
     
  4. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Trying to figure out why they put avoiding bear attacks at #1, when three to five people a year are killed by bears, while hypothermia, which kills over 1000 per year, is down at #11.

    I remember #6 from when I learned whitewater canoeing as a kid - there we called it a "hole," and it happens with sudden natural water drops as well as at dams. Solution was the same - swim down and away, don't try to swim up against the current.
     
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Not dying, thus far, has been the easy part.
     
  6. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Except to people with no brains.
     
  7. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    Agreed

    These tips are complete 'no-brainers'. They might just as well have said "do not drink weed-killer".

    Unfortunately though, some people are just too plain stupid NOT to tempt fate (or to put it more precisely, the laws of physics combined with statistical probability)
     
  8. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    True...and there's plenty of them
     
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Maybe they should wear a helmet?
     
  10. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Hey! Where did the post I posted that response to go? Now mine looks like a non sequitur.

    And, yes, some people should wear helmets to go outside.
     
  11. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Never operate a chainsaw while driving an Ford Fiesta on a crowded city street.
     
  12. If you wanna do stupid things, never do them alone. Have someone there with brains you can reason with, or .....

    Assess the dangers and have a contingency plan.

    ...ask yourself ....
    "What would happen to me if this went wrong?"

    Then ask yourself...
    "How could I minimize or avoid this risk?"
     
  13. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    If the majority of people had that sort of critical thinking, we wouldn't have Darwin Awards or dirty jokes.
     
  14. ^ :lol:

    My big brother wanted to be a stuntman, and he talked me into everything he did!! I've repeated those two questions in my head thousands of times.... which is probably why I'm still alive.
     
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I wanted to be a stuntman myself. Its a [del]miracle[/del] fortunate reality Ive never broken a bone.
     
  16. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    xeOFK.
     
  17. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    GTA status!
     
  18. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Did I see a chainsaw in that car?
     

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