Shake the panic
It is not surprising that a man who finds himself in the open water space, has a wild fear for his life. However, panic will not help you exactly, but it's great to cloud your mind and knock down the necessary rhythm of breathing. Therefore, the first thing to do is to try to calm down.
Choose the right style of swimming
In this situation, sooner or later you will have to move independently in the water. From how correctly you choose the style of swimming, depends on how long your strength will last.
Remember this rule: In calm, it is better to swim on your back. So you get the opportunity to relax as much as possible and breathe evenly.
If waves around you splash, it's better to swim on your stomach. For example, brace. Take a sip of air, then lower your head into the water and exhale. If you do not have to keep your head all the time over the surface of the water, you will save more energy.
Find what keeps afloat
If you are on the high seas as a result of a shipwreck or landing of an airplane, there are probably plenty of things around you that perfectly keep afloat. Well, if it's a boat or a raft, with which ships are equipped.
Take care of clothes
Remember that open sunlight can be extremely dangerous. So do not take off your clothes, which will protect you from the sun.
If you are in the water in a semi-nude, try to find something that can be protected from sunlight. Ideally, build a canopy for the shadow.
Decide what to eat
It's good if you get a set of ration on your raft. However, without it, it is not necessary to die of hunger.
If you have a ration, distribute it for small daily portions. So stocks will last for a long time, and you will not have problems with digestion.
If there is no soldering, you can build a fishing rod from a lace and, for example, a piece of tin can (for a hook) and try to fish. If you are deprived of such adaptations, try to reach out the algae. They can get stuck in fish.
Try to fish even if you have supplies. After all, the fish contains some liquid.
Do not eat foul foods, no matter how hungry you are.
Continuously extract liquid
During such forced seafaring, water is much more valuable than food. After all, you move a little and do not expend energy. But the liquid is consumed constantly. Remember that you can not drink seawater.
Condensate. You will need a box, two tanks, waterproof material and weights. In one container pour the sea water. Put the other near by in the box. Above them, secure one piece of waterproof material, for example polyethylene, and put a weight over the empty container. Soon the bowl will be filled with fresh water.
Rainwater. Try to ensure that you always left a couple of empty tanks for collecting rainwater.
No wonder that in such a situation you will want to step on the hard ground as quickly as possible. However, all your rescue measures should be carefully considered. Remember several rules:
If you do not know where you are, do not row. Hope for the current. He has more chances to carry you to the land.
Do not rush into the water, seeing a ship in the distance. Do not try to catch up with him. It is better to give a signal with a mirror or a piece of tin can.
Do not try to signal by fire, so as not to endanger your temporary shelter in the form of a raft.
If you were lucky enough to save a few signal rockets, do not shoot them in the void, and use them when any ship appears at a distance.
If, among other things, you find a warning powder, dissolve it in the water when you see an airplane or ship. Then around you a bright spot forms, which is easy to seefrom the air and from afar.
Do not stop hoping
Despair is your most dangerous enemy. Do not give up hope of salvation. There are many cases where people were found on the open sea months after their disappearance.