Clint Emerson wrote a book on survival techniques, and his simple maneuver may be of great help in life-threatening situations.
Insurance plans cost too much and most people don’t really feel like needing one. Well, you may not need an insurance plan if you know how to protect yourself in different situations.
Clint Emerson’s book may be of great help here. “100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation.”
Clint Emerson Bio
Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL who has been working in service of this country for two decades. His father was a civil engineer for the state oil company Saudi Aramco. Emerson grew up in Saudi Arabia and attended high school in North Dallas. He became part of the Navy in 1994 and retired in 2004.
Today, Emerson runs Escape the Wolf. It’s a crisis-management consulting company in Texas.
Clint Emerson’s bestselling books may help us all. He is trying to prepare people for the potential dangers in this world. Life can surprise us in so many ways and we have to be prepared for everything.
How to survive drowning according to Clint Emerson
Emerson believes that everyone should know this simple survival technique tosurvivein case of drowning.
“Because,” he explained, “in today’s dangerous world, threats to your personal safety can arise anywhere, anytime. I want you to be prepared.”
Here’s what Emerson suggests:
“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.”
Can you survive this situation? Of course, you can. A few moves can get you out of that situation. It’s a difficult maneuver but you can definitely do it. Emerson’s directions are pretty detailed so you won’t have a problem saving yourself.
“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.”
Some waters are too rough and getting out of the nightmare may seem impossible. Emerson has a solution to this one, too. You have to do some changes to the initial plan.
“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 traveling forward.”
We really hope that you will never ever need these survival techniques. Life is hard and it takes us ways. Knowing a few tricks can save your life and you may also help others in need.