You are here: Home » History » Surviving Being Buried Alive

Surviving Being Buried Alive

Let’s be very realistic here at the very beginning of our article. In all probability if you are buried alive chances are you will likely die. Sounds cruel and heartless to put it that way but there is simply no sugar coating which could be put on it. In view of this fact I will attempt to provide you with a possible means of escape.

Surviving Being Buried Alive

By Joseph Parish

 

Let’s be very realistic here at the very beginning of our article. In all probability if you are buried alive chances are you will likely die. Sounds cruel and heartless to put it that way but there is simply no sugar coating which could be put on it. In view of this fact I will attempt to provide you with a possible means of escape.

 

Your first order of business is to conserve as much of your air supply as you possibly can. Assuming that you are being buried in the typical style coffin you may have sufficient air supply to survive for two hours at most. Always take deep breaths and hold them for as long as humanly possible prior to exhaling. Don’t breathe in and swallow as that will quickly lead to hyperventilation. Never light a match or even a lighter as these will rapidly deplete whatever oxygen you may have in the coffin. If there were to be a flashlight in there with you then that would be fine to use.

 

Do not even bother to yell. First off yelling will cause you to panic which will cause an increase in your heart rate and ultimately lead you to rapidly increase your breathing. Remember you only have a limited supply of air in your coffin and this will quickly consume most of your air supply in a matter of minutes.

 

Try to position your hands on the coffin lid so that you can push up with them. If the coffin is one of the inexpensive “pine box” styles which is nothing more then chipboard or if it happens to be a recycled paperboard type coffin you will discover that there is some flexibility to it. In such case it will be fairly easy to break the lid. If you feel any flexibility in the coffin lid then quickly remove your shirt. Now very carefully cross your arms above your chest. Next uncross your arms to enable you to bend your elbows while your hands are positioned at your shoulders. Slowly pull the shirt up and over your head removing it from your shoulders. You will need to do a partial sit-up type of maneuver to allow you to toss the shirt over your head and eventually to be taken off.

 

After the shirt has been removed tie its bottom into a knot. By now the shirt will have one huge opening at the neck. Insert your head through this neck hole with the knot located at the top area of your head. It is hoped that the shirt will save you from being suffocated from the falling earth.

0
Liked it
Powered by Powered by Triond
-->