If there’s anything that these past few weeks have taught us, it’s that safety isn’t something that you should trifle with. There’s almost nothing that we haven’t witnessed in this period from looting to shooting and even stealing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like these problems will just disappear from the world like that. That’s why we’ll be taking you through five essential tips for staying safe.

Even after the crisis is gone, these points will still be relevant. After all, not everyone has the same honest intentions you do. Even if they do, mother nature can still be pretty harsh sometimes. So, without further ado, here are five main tips for staying safe:

  1. Always let people know where you’re going

Sometimes, even when you do your best to stay safe, things don’t go your way. You might find yourself stranded in one location or stuck with some unscrupulous individuals. Under circumstances like that, you need someone to come and bail you out. The only way for that to happen is if they knew where you were going beforehand. This point is especially important if your communication devices can’t function where you’re going.

  1. Keep your mobile devices charged for as long as possible

It’s not every time danger presents itself that you won’t have your phone with you. Most of the time, you’ll have the opportunity to call or text someone for help. But, you must remember that your phone has a limited lifeline. You need to use it wisely, or you might end up regretting it. So, before you leave the house, charge your phone. When you do leave the house, make sure the phone remains charged for as long as possible. To do this, you must refrain from using the phone unless it is absolutely necessary.

  1. Avoid going out alone if you can

There is strength in numbers. If this wasn’t so, China’s military wouldn’t be feared for the sheer number of foot soldiers they have. So, ensure that you don’t go out alone. A robber is slightly less likely to attack or harass you if you’re with someone. Even if they do harass you, your friend can support you in standing up for yourself. 

  1. Look out for signs of danger before they happen

When you’re in public, especially during times of unrest, make sure that you’re constantly on the lookout for danger. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground. If you see people running in one direction, ask what is wrong and do your best to get to safety. If you hear gunshots, get away from the scene too.

  1. Be aware of possible escape routes in case things go south

If you find yourself in a dangerous place in public, it would be awful to compound problems by being stuck there. So, whenever you walk into a place, make sure that that place is somewhere you can exit whenever you want. Just take a few minutes to observe your surroundings. In the process, familiarize yourself with the quickest escape route if things don’t turn out well.

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