34 Views48 Comments January 16, 2017, 2:13 am in Life Hacks Surviving a drowning Surviving a drowning View Reddit by ThatGirl_ – View Source Leave your vote 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% Share drowningSurviving See more Previous article Easy tangle-free way to wrap your ear buds Next article How To Avoid Jet Lag 48 Comments Leave a Reply Drowning Attempt* Reply Is actually a useful thing. Reply How to drown in a fatigued state Reply “Drow proofing should be practiced, but never alone.” pffft Reply You should cross post this to /r/thalassophobia Reply What book is this from? Reply lol I love how the first one could also be *How to ensure you drown faster* if you don’t reach the bottom Reply I assume I’m missing something on the last one – if you’re floating on your back why would you go the effort of rotating to breath out under water only to have to rotate back to breath in again? Reply Title is a little misleading, you don’t survive downing. Reply Title is a little misleading, you don’t survive downing. Reply Why wouldn’t you just float on your back on the last one? what’s the point of rolling around? Also: If you’re fat enough you can float vertically, so everyone just get really fat and you’ll never have to worry about drowning. If anyone asks why you put on so much weight, just laugh and say global warming preparation. Reply LPT: When drowning someone, don’t forget to tie a weight to their ankles. Reply Navy seals learn that first method if I’m correct. It’s called bobbing. Reply was it just me or did anyone else have a bit of difficulty breathing while reading this … Reply I almost drowned as a kid doing that first one and I wasn’t even restrained. I was trying to figure out how to dive faster to the bottom of a 12ft public swimming pool. I thought if I emptied my lungs I might sink faster. It worked. However I couldn’t swim back up. I jumped. I tried. And I kept sinking back down. I couldn’t even reach the end of the ladder. Eventually adrenaline kicked in and I was able to get my finger wrapped around the bottom of the ladder and climb out. But a good jump will not propel you to the surface of deep water. Not even close. It’s a sure fire way to drown yourself. Reply Looking at this made me anxious. Reply The first life pro tip in awhile where I didn’t expect a better one as the top comment. Reply This will come in handy on my next spy mission. Or my next run in with the mob I guess. Reply How Can Drowning Be Real? HaHa Like Just Don’t Breath HaHa Like Just Spit Out The Water HaHa Reply [deleted] Reply Why would someone go to the effort of tying you up and throwing you in a body of water without finishing the job of killing you first? Reply Yeah pretty sure if I end up tied up and thrown in a lake I’m gonna die no matter what Reply > “should be practiced, but never alone” Don’t worry, you won’t be alone, the evil mastermind’s henchman will be with you till the bitter end. Reply what is the scenario where my hands and feet are tied and they are trying to kill me but they don’t put a bullet in my head or a weight around my ankles first? Reply This is probably one of the more useful skills from this book 100 Deadly Skills https://imgur.com/gallery/mlhd9. I don’t know of many situations where I’ll need to steal a plane or hide a shank and compass up my ass. Reply Exact that, unless you were trained for several hours and more hours on top of that one would simply freakout/intake too much water if they were thrown into a body of water with their hands and feet bound. Also… was this guide to survive implying you were thrown into a swimming pool? Reply Or ya know, if you can float on your back do that. Reply A lot of Marines and Sailors practice these techniques when preparing for Marsoc/BUDs training, or any water relevant training I suppose. I can’t count how many times I went to the pool on base and saw some dude in the deep end bobbing for like an hour strait with his arms and legs tied. Reply Escape drowning by prolonging the slow death of exhaustion followed by dispair, exposure and hypothermia. Hmm Reply [deleted] Reply I mean, if someone bound your hands and tossed you in water, I dont think a lifehack is going to stop them from killing you. Can we get a lifehack for not getting our hands bound and tossed into water? Reply CONOP, COA, and BLUF – This sounds very military. Reply I will try the first one in the ocean; #waterproof Reply Can also be useful if you’ve just got an ounce in the mail. Reply I don’t need this, I’m so fat i prolly less dense than water. Reply As someone who was a competitive swimmer, those all look exhausting. I’d just do dolphin kick on my back. Reply This is a page from 100 Deadly Skills – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/100-deadly-skills-clint-emerson/1121816144?ean=9781476796055 Reply This is very useful information. I’d like to reiterate/add a few points. 1: never try this unsupervised. Even when not restrained. Shallow water blackouts will kill you. 2: supervised means one person who is not trying the exercise and actively watching the person practicing. 3: you have to be able to relax. I am one of the muscle dense. Actively relaxing the muscles makes a big difference. It will also let you hold your breath longer. 4: salt water is easier to float in that fresh water/ pools. But it does suck going up for that breath and getting a wave in the face. 5: and most importantly. Never do this with out supervision! Reply Friendly reminder that books like this are invented by marketing people and then jobbed out to illustrators with zero background in this sort of thing. We go to a library, skim a couple 1940s era government manuals, and ignore everything that can’t be expressed in 3 panels. Source: contributor to xmas-stocking-friendly survival manual. Reply I wonder if I can laminate this and keep a copy in my swim trunks. Not that i’d be able to reach it though… Reply I almost died doing the bouncing technique. I got about 3 good bounce before my energy level said fuck you we are dieing today. Reply This seems like part of a series. Is there any more? Reply “How to prevent drowning… deep water.” 1. Bounce off the bottom. smh Reply My anxiety kicked in just reading this. Reply Keep in mind this comes from that book someone posted awhile back that has a page about filling a cigar tube with escape/survival gear to shove up your ass. Which im sure is totally reasonable. Reply Directions say never practice alone. DUH. Who will tie your hands if you are alone? Bad things can happen. Getting tied up or getting way behind in a football game are two such things. Don’t let it get to the forth quarter while behind. Don’t let someone tie your hands. Always go ballistic before these thing happen. Nobody survives a drowning. PS>This advertised trick won’t work with bricks tied to your feet or after being injured. Make the other guy have a bad day. Reply This is why Blofeld didn’t try to drown Bond in his swimming pool. Reply LPT: Ensure that your captives drown, by weighing down their legs before throwing them in water. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.