I remember a tip from an episode of Oprah: If you’re stuck in the trunk of a car and you can’t get the hood up, bust out a light, and wave your arm out of it. The cars behind you will see it and call the police.
Here’s another tip: If someone’s shooting at you (say, after being mugged or something), run in a zig zag. It’s much more difficult to aim that way.
These are just a couple life-saving tips. Tips you probably (and hopefully) will never need, but they’re definitely something to keep in mind in case the worse-comes-to-worst becomes reality.
And Spike TV’s here to help. Their new series Surviving Disaster is here to teach you about survival–even where you’d least expect it. Here’s a brief description:
Each week, Navy SEAL [Cade] Courtley tackles worst-case scenarios and equips viewers with the practical information needed to save their own lives and the lives of their loved ones. Whether the threat is natural or man-made or on a national or personal level, Courtley speaks directly to the viewers and guides them through a comprehensive, step-by-step process to not only survive the big picture disaster, but endure the many dangerous obstacles that may occur within each catastrophic event. While leading viewers out of danger, Courtley not only provides helpful tips and hands-on instruction, but swiftly points out common misconceptions and fatal mistakes. Unlike any other series, “Surviving Disaster” may actually save lives by providing actions that anyone can perform.
The series includes nuclear attack, home invasion, fire, avalanche, lost at sea, hurricane, bio-chemical attack, mall shooting, and earthquake. And that’s just naming some. You can read and see more here.
A series like this, of course, could make me terribly paranoid, but you know, some of this stuff could happen. Fire? Home invasion? Somehow I think that’s something I might just want to know about.
For example, I swung over to Spike TV’s site and found this video on how to deal with a burn victim. While I hope never to come across a burn victim in need of my help, I can’t imagine that having this in the cap for future use would hurt at all.
In case you haven’t noticed, this isn’t your usual reality show, and it might just be worth checking out. The show premieres this Tuesday, September 1.