SURVIVAL 101: Navy Seal Teaches Step-By-Step Guide On How You Can Survive Drowning. MUST READ!
Learning how to swim is one basic survival skill. Due to many unpredictable circumstances on our oceans and bodies of water and increasing terrorism attacks and abductions, to be able to swim is a must nowadays. But if you are going to be asked if you can survive in the middle of the sea when you’re thrown in there with both hands and feet tied up, would you live? Most of us would think that it is impossible to survive such circumstances. Swimming alone without being tied lessen your chances of survival, be it more when you’re tied up right?
But former Navy Seal Clint Emerson would have disagreed it’s impossible. In his book entitled 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide, Clint claims that anyone can do this even without proper training. He shared numerous survival hacks which he learned in the United States Navy.
Here is some of the excerpts of that specific topic:
“When an operative is captured in hostile territory, the odds of survival are low.
“Instead of being taken to trial, he will likely simply be made to “disappear” — which is why operatives practice escaping while wearing undefeatable restraints on hands and feet, both in water and on land.
“Tied up, thrown into open waters, and left to drown to death, the well-trained operative still has recourse to a few skills that can help extend his life until he is found or reaches solid ground.”
“When it comes to self-preservation in water, the key to survival is breath control. With the lungs full of air, the human body is buoyant — so deep breaths and quick exhales are key.
“Buoyancy in freshwater is more challenging but still achievable. Panicking, which can lead to hyperventilation, is the number-one enemy to survival.
“Restraints and body positioning may make breathing a challenge, but repositioning is always within the Nomad’s grasp. In shallow waters, use a sinking and bouncing approach (see diagram below) to travel toward shore, ricocheting off the seabed or lake floor up to the surface for an inhale.
“When facing down, whether floating in place or using a backward kicking motion to swim to shore, the operative should arch his back in order to raise his head above water.”
“In rough seas, this may not give him enough clearance to get his head out of water. Instead, a full body rotation will allow him to take a deep breath and then continue travelling forward.”
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