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Cool Survival Tips We Hope You'll Never Need

Knowledge is the key to survival and therefore survival is a state of mind, and when it comes to staying alive in a world where survival of the fittest is the order of the day mental fitness matters most. So the best way to prepare for a lifetime of stayin' alive is to fill your head with survival tips that may come in handy someday.

Wondering what to do when you're stuck in quicksand? Keep calm and backstroke towards solid ground.

Afraid you're going to end up stuck in the wild without a slingshot, water holder, fire starter, fishing bobber or surgical gloves? Bring some condoms along and you'll have the ultimate survival multi-tool right in your pocket!

See 16 Cool Survival Tips We Hope You'll Never Need here


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I would have like some of these to have been vetted by experts. The mountain lion one, for example, has a flaw. How is one supposed to get away from said beast if one cannot travel away.

When it happened to me, I charged and it ran away instead. (For the curious, I live on Aliso Creek Trail.)
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The first reminds me of a joke I heard for fire-prone California. If you are lost, clear an area of brush about 10 feed in diameter, stand in the middle, light a match, and wait for the forest ranger to give you a ticket.
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