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How to not die

may 2021

This page aims to be an aggregated list of preventable and impending threats to your life or others. I couldn't find such essential information collected in any one place, so this was created.

If there's some information we can read to give us a chance at preventing death, all people ought to know it. It might take only a few minutes of time to potentially save lives in the future.

This guide makes a reasonable effort to validate and back its information with scientific evidence and authoritative sources.

However, especially for those without a given source, you should consider this information urban legends or last resorts.

Expert corrections and additions are strongly welcomed.

NOTICE: Call 911, or contact your local emergency services, as soon as possible if you're experiencing a health emergency or problem. The author has no medical experience or background. Do your own research, be skeptical, and do not trust anything written here to be factual. The author claims no responsibility for how this information is used, any injuries, or deaths relating to this content. Consult with a medical expert before following any health advice you read on the Internet, including here.

🚧 NOTICE 2: This is early in development. 🚧


Meta life-saving tips

Before any specific scenarios, here are a few "meta" tips that apply to most life-threatening situations.

Common threats

These are preventable life-threatening situations that you're most likely to be in, in terms of total people affected and the probabilities involved.

Other threats

Below are some less common threats, but still worth being familiar with a range of them.

Life saving devices

It's a good idea to have a stock of life-saving devices with you. In your home, workplace, and/or car.

When considering the possibility of saving a life, the extra $20+ these cost is nothing compared to their utility.


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