Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A man that survived 82 hours under the rubble of a collapsed building in Katmandu was finally rescued.
Rishi Khanal, 27, was in the second floor of his hotel when the earthquake hit. As the building partially collapsed around him, his foot was caught under the rubble. Rishi Khanal managed to survive by drinking his own urine. A French rescue team heard the noise he made banging against the rubble and saved him three and a half days later.
If trapped… save your own urine, because you never know. Have a good, multimode flashlight with you at all times. Take the time and attach a whistle to its lanyard. A whistle is MUCH more effective than shouting and crying out for help.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.