You never know when something will go wrong. Hopefully, you'll never have to deal with a life threatening situation. However, you should still prepare for the possibility. Here are a few things every woman should know in case of an emergency:
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The Number for Poison Control
You already know the number that'll call the police, but do you have other important numbers memorized? If you don't, you should keep them on your fridge, just in case.
Where to Meet if There's a Fire
You should think of a place to meet your parents or roommates in case of a fire. That way, you'll be able to tell if you've all reached safety, or if someone is still inside.
Where the Nearest Hospital is
You can't rely on your parents or boyfriend to direct you to the hospital. If they end up hurt, you'll have to figure out the quickest route to get there all on your own.
How to Perform CPR
There are classes you can take that will teach you CPR. That way, you can help save someone that is having trouble breathing.
How to Make a Fire
Even though there's only a small chance that you'll end up stranded outside without any help, you should still know how to make a fire. That way, you'll be able to keep warm and cook food.
Change Flat Tire
AAA can always come to your rescue, but you don't want to call them to help you with something you could take care of yourself.
How to Garden
It's important to know how to grow your own food. It could come in handy one day.
How to Care for Basic Wounds
Yo should know what to do with basic cuts and bruises. You should also learn how to temporarily deal with a dislocated shoulder or a broken leg until you can get help.
How to Fish
If you're ever in need of food, you should be able to go down to a dock and fish.
How to Identify Edible Plants
If you're ever stuck outside, you might not be able to find meat to eat. That's why you should learn how to identify different plants. You don't want to end up eating something poisonous.
How to Read a Map
Your phone's GPS won't always be able to help you. If it dies, and you're stuck somewhere, you should know how to read a map to find your way back home.
How to Defend Yourself
Every woman should take a self-defense class. That way, you'll be able to protect yourself if someone tries to attack you, rob you, or take advantage of you.
How to Swim
You could end up caught in a current. You could end up in a flooded street. Either way, you'll have a better chance of surviving if you know the proper way to swim.
How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver
If someone is choking on food or on anything else that is lodged in their throat, the heimlich maneuver could save them. That's why you should learn how to perform it.
How to Drive
Even if you live in a city where you always walk or take taxis instead of driving, you should still learn how to drive. It's an important life skill.
The Quickest Way to Escape
It doesn't matter if you're at home or in a movie theater. You should always be aware of where the exit doors are, so you can get out quickly if you need to.
You should know how to build a temporary shelter if you're ever stuck outside. You don't want to end up with sunburn or frostbite.
You can never be too prepared. Do you know how to do any of these things?
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