What To Do If You’re Buried Alive

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What To Do If You’re Buried Alive

Jordan Letchford
September 26th, 2017
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A common fear is being buried alive. A situation where people think you’re dead, when actually you’re just sound asleep. Later on, when you arise from this slumber, you realise that you have been buried six feet under the ground! This is a scenario that nobody would like to experience. If this awful situation was to ever happen to you, here is what you should do if you ever hope to resurface.

 

Stay Calm

This is a difficult one to do in the situation at hand, but if you do not stay calm then your time will decrease rapidly. The deeper you breathe whilst buried, the more oxygen you will end up spending. Whilst underground you will most probably have between one to two hours of oxygen. So stay calm, inhale deeply and exhale slowly. It will help prolong your life.

 

Break The Coffin

If the coffin is a cheap, then it shouldn’t be that difficult to break through. As well as shoddy craftsmanship, the weight of the ground above you would likely damage the coffin, which may work out favourably. If you have a blunt object in your pocket, jacket, or on your person, then it would be ideal to try and break the coffin at around the centre. If you do not have an object then the easiest thing to do would be to try and kick it. If the coffin manages to break, then use an item of clothing to cover your face and most importantly your mouth so that the dirt doesn’t block your airway.

 

Buried-Underground-Coffin

 

Shape The Coffin

Whilst the dirt is filling the coffin, make sure that you are able to move the dirt around your body whilst you are sat in the centre. As this is happening, get yourself in a position so that you can put your head through the hole that you have made. Once this is done, try and push yourself through the coffin.

 

Stand Up

If you have managed to make it this far in this awful situation then there is only one thing left to do, and that is to stand up. Presumably you would have been buried six feet below the surface. If you are between five and six feet tall then all you have to do is stand up and try to stick your hands up and break through the surface. This shouldn’t be too difficult due to the fact you would have recently been buried and the ground should be fairly easy to get through.
Hopefully after reading this, if you end up being buried six feet under the ground and you’re still alive, you’ll know what to do. Don’t expect anyone is using this as a literal how-to guide though… hopefully.

 

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“ The deeper you breathe whilst buried, the more oxygen you will end up spending. Whilst underground you will most probably have between one to two hours of oxygen. ”

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