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Everything you need to know to survive life-threatening situations, from nuclear explosions to tornadoes

After an avalanche you have 20 minutes before a 'death mask' forms around you

In the event of a tornado it's best to jump in a bathtub, because it's anchored

Remember, a tsunami moves at the speed of a plane - so you'll need to act fast


According to survival experts, the first thing you need to do in the desert is find shelter from the relentless elements. So shade in the day and somewhere warm at night.


Finding water, of course, is paramount. A person can go for three weeks without food but only three days without water so keeping hydrated is definitely your priority.

The U.S army points out that food requires water for digestion therefore eating food will use water that you need for cooling. So if water is scarce, do not eat.


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