Hit a home run when life throws a curveball
Self-defence can help people, especially women, protect themselves at home and on the streets. In light of increasing reports of abuse and assaults, women can learn martial art forms like jujitsu, which is a sport for people with small stature. Jujitsu can enable anyone with a lean body to use their opponent’s height, weight, and strength against them.
One need not be a medical professional to provide first-aid to an injured person. If it’s a wound, and not a fracture, anyone with the right knowledge can do the trick. Dressing up a wound is the most common first-aid procedure. Another is the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
According to studies, 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur while the patient is at home. In such cases, the knowledge of CPR can make a huge difference to the person. An Oswego teen Alicia Alexander performed CPR on a 67-year-old man. John Brickert had had a heart attack when Alicia found him lying on the ground. She knew what she had to do when she found him unconscious. With CPR, Alicia revived John who began to move even before the paramedics arrived!
For campers and hikers, lighting fire naturally is by far the most important skill according to their survival manuals. In a situation where someone is lost in the woods, fire can be handy—with just a few twigs or dry leaves, one can easily light fire. Besides, it not only helps in keeping bodies warm at night, but also helps with water purification, cooking, warding off predators, and creating SOS signals.