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11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

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If you find yourself swept into rapids, you should hold onto the first fixed object you find and not stand up, like Mark Lyons did. These survival hacks are not just for the most extreme cases because even demisting your car windscreen is important for avoiding a serious road accident. So, if you are an avid explorer or see yourself more as a homebody, it is important to be prepared for any situation you may find yourself in.

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For this reason, Mobonews has created a list of essential tips for all kinds of trouble you may find yourself in, from a trip to the beach to finding water in an emergency.

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

Take a deep breath to prepare for the drop just before going over and make sure that you are positioned so that you are going down feet-first. Wrap your arms around your head with your elbow pressed to your nose to seal it from water, then tense your muscles, press your legs and feet together, and tightly close your mouth and eyes. As soon as you hit the water at the bottom, start swimming away even before you come to the surface.

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2. How to survive falling into rapids

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

First, you should grab ahold of anything you can find around you, like a bolder or log, as soon as possible, to stop yourself from being dragged into further danger. Even if the water is shallow enough, you should not stand up and try to walk to the shore, because you may be dragged down by the current again. You should first try to swim down river to the nearest shore.

3. How to escape quicksand

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

Put your weight onto your right leg and with your left leg, shake your foot so that you can slowly bring it up to the surface and place your knee on top of the sand in a kneeling position. With your weight now on your left kneeling leg, shake your right leg by leaning forward until you can bring it up in a kneeling position, and move off the sand.

  • Top tip: Do not try to pull your legs up hard because your knee ligaments may tear.
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4. How to make a seep well for fresh drinking water

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

By making a seep well you can find and replenish your water supply. This tip is perfect for forested areas. First find an area with dark or damp soil, which may mean that there is water underground. Dig a hole about 2 ft wide and 1 ft deep before lining the side and bottom with stones which will prevent the dirt from mixing with your freshwater when you dip into it.

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  • Top tip: The darker green the vegetation, the higher the chances of finding water.

5. How to demist your car windows

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

Rub a halved raw potato on the inside of your windshield using the fleshy part, making sure that the starch is evenly spread across the glass. Once it has dried, your window will stop steaming up because of the starch now on your glass.

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6. How to steam your food in the wild

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

Steaming food is a great way to consume nutrients since they are preserved within the food, unlike with boiling or frying. The internal compartments of bamboo can be used as a streamer by cutting small holes between each section and fitting a lid on top. Place water in the bottom compartment and your food in the top. Steam will then be created in the middle, which will cook your food.

7. How to build a toilet

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

First dig a trench that is 4 ft deep and 18 in wide, and use logs or stones with earth to build up the sides and make it a comfortable sitting height. Next place logs across the opening, leave a gap for use, and cover with a lid. Cover the logs with wood ash to seal the gaps and keep flies away.

  • Top tips: Do not use a disinfectant in the toilet area, even if you have one, because it will destroy the useful bacteria that break down the waste, meaning it will start to stink very quickly!
  • Replace the lid often to stop flies from circulating bacteria between the latrine and your camp food.
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8. How to make soap in the wild

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

The 2 ingredients that are needed for soap are oil and alkali. The oil can be animal or fish oil and the alkali can be made of the ash of burnt wood or seaweed. You need to wash the ash in water and strain it with the oil before simmering it until all the liquid has evaporated, then leave it to cool.

  • Top tip: Start with more oil than alkali because too much alkali can make your skin dry and sore.
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9. How to tie 4 must-know knots

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

  • The taut-line hitch knot is adjustable and ideal for tent guy lines or tidal moorings.
  • The 2 half hitch is a quick basic knot that is useful for tying with other ropes.
  • The timber hitch knot is for lifting and towing objects, like heavy logs.
  • The bowline knot creates a strong loop that can be used when boating or around the waist as a rescue line.

10. How to make a “roller spring snare”

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

Hold a horizontal branch in place by creating notches in 2 posts dug into the ground and use a rope tied to a tree to keep it secure. Next you need to tie a noose from the horizontal branch using the bowline knot, the same knot we showed you above, so that it hangs to the ground to catch food. This snare is ideal for small animals like rabbits and foxes.

  • Top tip: You can add several nooses to the horizontal branch. This is ideal for where the game trail widens.
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11. How to use a heat reflector

11 Survival Tips That May Help You Escape Risky Situations

  • A heat reflector close to a fire will direct the heat back you, as well as move the smoke upward. This can be useful for directing heat into a shelter.
  • Sitting against a rock or tree with a heat reflector behind the fire means that your back will be heated as the rock or tree acts as a second reflector.
  • If there isn’t a rock or tree to use as a natural heat reflector to sit against, then you can make your own, with another behind the fire to direct as much heat as possible back at you.

Who has heard of any unbelievable survival stories? Is it you, perhaps, who has used your knowledge to escape a risky situation without a scratch?

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8 Things You Don’t Know About BBNaija Dorothy Bachor (Biography)

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Big Brother Naija BBNaija Season 5 housemate, Dorathy Lynda Bachor also known as Dorothy has been able to gather a huge fan base hours after she entered into the BBN house.

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We at Gistvic Blog have been able to put together Eight solid things you don’t know about BBN Dorathy.

See 8 Things/Biography Of BBNaija Dorothy Bachor:

  1. Dorathy full name is Dorathy Bachor Lynda.
  2. Dorathy Bachor obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) in 2016.
  3. Dorothy Bachor is the Chief Executive Officer of her brand, Shop For Me, Nigeria.
  4. Dorathy was born in the year 1996.
  5. Dorathy Bachor is from Delta State But Lives In Lagos.
  6. Dorathy finished from Lagos State Model college, Igbokuta.
  7. Dorathy Bachor lost Her Father at Age 14.
  8. Dorathy Bachor Lost Her Dad On November 2nd, 2010 at 2:37pm.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion

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Mark Zuckerberg has joined the world’s most exclusive club of the ultra rich.

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The Facebook CEO on Thursday became a centibillionaire, someone who is worth at least $100 billion.

He crossed the milestone after shares in the social network surged. Only two other men, Amazon (AMZN)’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft (MSFT)’s Bill Gates, have bigger personal fortunes.

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Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004, and his biggest asset is still his 13% stake in the company, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, which tracks the world’s wealthiest people.

The 36-year-old is also Facebook’s chairman and controlling shareholder.

Zuckerberg’s wealth got its latest bump as Facebook’s stock climbed 6.5% Thursday, a day after the company launched its TikTok clone, Reels, on Instagram.

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BBNaija 2020: Nengi BBNaija Housemate Profile & Biography | BBN Pictures, Age, State, Occupation

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Rebecca “Nengi” Hampson is a 22 years old entrepreneur from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. She is a former model and MBGN Top 5 contestant who loves learning new things, having fun, travelling, taking on new adventures, and being true to herself.

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Nengi, as she prefers to be called, studied communications at the University of Port Harcourt and is a proud Capricorn. She proclaims: “If you want the job done right, give it to a Capricorn. I give 110% of my energy and enthusiasm into everything I do.”

Full Name Rebecca Nengi Hampson
Age 22 Years (2020)
Sex Female
Nationality Nigerian
Place of Birth Bayelsa
Marital status Single
Occupation Model and Entrepreneur

Facts about Nengi

  • What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown?

The ability to talk to myself and enjoy the conversation.

  • What are your words to live by?

Live and let live.

  • What is your biggest achievement?

Getting my BSc. So many times, I could have dropped out, but I persevered.

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#BBNaija: Throwback photos of Lucy selling roasted plantain and fish

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Big brother Naija 2020 housemate, Lucy Essien once revealed to her fellow housemates that she used to sell roasted plantain (Bole) in Calabar.

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Lucy who was Head of House in the show’s second week, is a 30-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos state. Here are throwback photos of her from the hustle days.

Lucy is a self-proclaimed simple girl and assures everyone that she is far from average. She believes in fairy tales, and hopefully, Biggie’s House will deliver just that for her.


According to Lucy, her biggest achievement is her grill business, getting into Big Brother Naija, graduating with a 2.1 and not falling pregnant after all these years.

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BBNaija 2020: 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Erica

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Obviously, all of the housemates in the house had lives before going into the house and although we have access to these housemates lives 24/7, there are some things we still don’t know about them from watching the television.

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So, We did some digging from the archives and we’re here today to share with you 11 things you didn’t know about BBNaija’s Erica.

1. She won Miss Photogenic at MBGN 2014.
You might not know this but Erica KNOWS that she’s good looking. In fact, she is so confident in her looks that she contested in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant in 2014. Although she didn’t take home the overall crown, she did win Miss Photogenic!

2. She was in a hit Nollywood movie.
Did you see or hear of the movie, Hire a Woman? Of course you did. But, did you know that Erica acted in this movie? In fact she did!

She played the character of Nifemi in the movie. Did you spot her? Maybe go and rewatch the movie then you’ll see her. It’s available on Netflix.

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3. She’s a WORKING model.
When Erica says she’s a model, she’s just saying it simply for bants. No, Erica is an ACTUAL WORKING model, no be struggling.

She has done modelling work for companies including Nature’s Gentle Touch, Zaron Cosmetics, Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Hollandia, Globacom, Jumia, Stanbic IBTC, Etisalat and Peak Milk.

4. Her dream is to lead an action movie.
In an interview with The Guardian magazine, when asked what her dream is, Erica said:

My dream role would be to be the main character in an action film. I have always loved female action stars like Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron and dreamed of acting like them. I’m currently training myself to be ready whenever that role presents itself.

5. She has a foundation.
Erica is a girl who gives back. In 2018, she launched the Erica Nlewedim Foundation, a foundation that at one time, fed 1000 people during the Christmas holidays.

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6. She worked in an oil company
Yup! Erica worked as the marketing manager for MEI Oil and Gas before going into the Big Brother house.

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7. She has a hair company
Erica is also a business woman. She runs a hair company named Beluxia Hair of which she is the CEO.

8. Her name is special to her.
Erica posted (but has now deleted) an explanation about her name to Instagram and which part of it she doesn’t like answering to. She said:

My dad’s name is Eric Nlewedim. He calls me junior cos I’m named after him – Erica Nlewedim, my full name is Erica Ngozi Ugomma Blessing Nlewedim

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9. She is an only child
Her and her mum are also really close.

10. She has a solid educational background
She started her secondary school education at Victory Grammar School in Lagos and completed the 6 years secondary school program at Command Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos.

She then went on to pursue a BSc in Business Administration from Covenant university before later going to the Met Film School, London to learn acting for screen.

11. She won’t act nude.
For any casting directors or people fantasizing out there, squash your hopes now. In her personal profile for Mandy.com, a website for creatives to upload their profiles and find work, Erica disclosed that she will NOT perform nude.

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Why Naijaloaded Is So Successful

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Naijaloaded is the biggest music website in Nigeria, it was launched October 1st 2009 by its founder Azeez Makinde.

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Over the years, naijaloaded has grown to be the most visited website in Nigeria surpassing Lindaikeji and the likes.

The secret to the huge success of this website will be unraveled as you read on.

Although the website had a problem at the start, hacking issues to be precise. They later pivoted to music and they killed the music game.

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During the time of blackberry smartphones, whenever an artist drops a song, other platforms are very quick to put it on their site and there’s always a down side to everything and as such blackberry users could not download these songs from those kind of music website but naijaloaded was able to code/create a plugin that could do that and so whenever a new song comes out whoever wants to download will have to wait for the almighty naijaloaded to post so they could either listen or download and that was how Naijaloaded was able to kill the game.

But music is not the only market of Naijaloaded, they’ve gone on their way to featuring news, sport, riddles, and even giveaways and so on and they are killing it.

Naijaloaded is so unique and very easy to navigate, unlike some music websites that will stress you before you can download the song you want, Naijaloaded loves simplicity and that’s why they rank so high.

Today Naijaloaded ranks no1 most visited website in Nigeria and has an Alexa rank of 2109 worldwide with over 800,000 daily visitors and over 7 million page views daily. Now you can see that this website is a giant and it keeps growing.

I’d very much like my site to reach that height someday if you ask me.

Well thanks for reading, do leave your thoughts below in the comment section.

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Rema’s Biography, Awards, Networth And Cars In 2020

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Rema’s Biography

Divine Ikubor known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper, he was born on the 1st of May 2000. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist. Rema was born into a highly spiritual Christian family in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria. Rema grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school. He attended his primary and secondary school in Edo State.

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In 2018, Rema posted a viral freestyle to D’Prince’s track “Gucci Gang”. The post caught the attention of D’Prince who flew him to Lagos to offer a record deal. Rema signed a record deal with D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records in 2019 and started recording immediately. He released his eponymous debut EP Rema in 2019. It peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria for months.

Rema’s Awards And Recognition So Far

On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and later was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies. On 12 January 2020, he received the Souncity MVP award for theBest New Artist. On 15 June 2020, Rema was nominated as Best Viewers Choice: International Act on the 2020 BET Awards. He was nominated on the awards alongside Burna Boy and Wizkid, they were the only Nigerian Artistes nominated for the awards edition of 2020.

Rema’s Songs And Album

Singles

“Iron Man” (2019)

“Why” (2019)

“Dumebi” (2019)

“Corny” (2019)

“Boulevard” (2019)

“American Love” (2019)

“Spiderman” (2019)

“Trap Out The Submarine” (2019)

“Bad Commando” (2019)

“Lady” (2019)

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“Rewind” (2019)

“Spaceship Jocelyn” (2019)

“Dumebi Remix” (featuring Becky G) (2020)

“Beamer (Bad Boys)” (2020)

“Rainbow” (2020)

“This Fame” (2020)

“Ginger Me” (2020)

“Alien” (2020)

Eps

Rema (2019)

Rema Freestyle (2019)

Bad Commando(2019)

Rema Remix (2020)

Rema’s Net Worth In 2020

Rema who is still a very young and successful artist has found himself rubbing shoulders with richest artists in Nigeria. He is present among the richest and the most influential artists in the Nigerian music Industry. According to his assets and endorsement deals as of 2020 Rema is said to have a  net worth estimated to be N348million.

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Rema’s Cars In 2020

Rema is a young and successful artist and has been getting a lot of royalties from his music streams online. Like every other celebrity he loves flashy and nice cars, here are list of cars he own.

BMW Beamer

Rema BMW

Rema, received the Honorary Membership Award from the BMW Club of Nigeria for his commitment and promotion of the brand in his recent hit single, “Beamer” (Bad Boys). Rema was received by the members of the BMW club at Eko Atlantic in Lagos where they bonded over races and drifts with Rema and he got to experience the famous “Thanos”, a BMW M4 which he called Godzilla after getting a taste of the beast ride steered by the Club’s new Vice President, Theo Samouris.

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GAC SUV

GAC SUV

This is a nice spacious SUV he got it from winning the next rated award s at the 2019 Headies. It is a 5.7-liter V8 with enhanced acceleration adds to the power behind the prestige. Brave design. Experience Amazing. Putting People First. With a commanding stance and eye-catching LED illumination, the GAC dominates with style and grace.

MSRP: From ₦34 million

Towing capacity: 7,000 lbs

MPG: 12 city / 16 highway

Dimensions: 200″ L x 78″ W x 75″ H

Horsepower: 383 hp

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2010 Lexus Rx 350

2010 Lexus Rx 350

This is a car he gifted  his mom in 2017, that was before the fame and the accolades, a lot of questions popped up on social media asking where he got such money from at the age of 17. The car features the following , the RX 350’s interior is one of the most plush and best-made offerings in its class, and this SUV has smooth, car-like handling as well. The RX 350’s fuel economy is outstanding, but if 18/24 mpg city/highway in all-wheel drive models isn’t enough, the RX is available as a hybrid as well.

MSRP: From ₦18 mllion

Dimensions: 193-197″ L x 75″ W x 67-68″ H

MPG: Up to 20 city / 27 highway

Horsepower: 295 hp

Seating capacity: 5, 6, 7

Overall NHTSA safety rating: 5 star, 4 star

Conclusion

Rema has been so focused on his musical career and has been working tirelessly, dropping hits on hits, according to rema he said he spend most of his time in the studio. He is still young and has a long way to go, with this level of focus and hard work the sky is a starting point for him. Thanks for reading.

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