Some accidental deaths are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. Here's what you need to know to survive bear attacks, chainsaw accidents, and even vengeful vending machines.
In this excerpt from 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide, retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson explains how to survive a drowning attempt. When an operative is captured in hostile territory, the odds of survival are low. Instead of being taken to trial, he will likely simply be made to "disappear" — which is why operatives practice escaping while wearing undefeatable restraints on hands and feet, both in water and on land.