You know as well as I do, it’s the worst suffering in the world watching somebody you love more than anything hurting - whether it’s emotional or physical. All you want to do is run to be with them, take care of them and do what you can to make it all better. But sometimes you just can’t, you have to hang back and watch while either everything sorts itself out or burns to the ground and it kills you from the inside out knowing there’s little you can do other than be there for them, take care of them how you can and do what you can to help them. If, in the end, there’s nothing you can do - the best thing is not to let that destroy you too, or else the chain continues until the suffering is spread around. If you, and this goes for everyone, need help, or support or love or whatever from your friends, family, whatever, you tell them. We all do what is in our capacity to do for the ones we care about, so don’t suffer in silence, or else it might hurt somebody else too. Tell us and we’ll come running.
It could happen to anyone. People bury a person alive to scare them or to get rid of them. In this situation, rely only on yourself.
- Do not waste oxygen. In a classic coffin there’s only enough oxygen for about an hour, maybe two. Inhale deeply, exhale very slowly. Once inhaled - do not swallow, or you will start to hyperventilate. Do not light up lighters or matches, they will waste oxygen. Using a flashlight is allowed. Screaming increases anxiety, which causes increased heartbeat and therefore - waste of oxygen. So don’t scream.
- Shake up the lid with your hands. In some cheap low-quality coffins you will be able to even make a hole (with an engagement ring or a belt buckle.)
- Cross your arms over your chest, holding onto your shoulders with your hands, and pull the shirt off upward. Tie it in a knot above your head, like so: This will prevent you from suffocating when the dirt falls on your face.
- Kick the lid with your legs. In some cheap coffins the lid is broken or damaged already after being buried, due to the weight of the ground above it.
- As soon as the lid breaks, throw and move the dirt that falls through in the direction of your feet. When it takes up a lot of space, try pressing the ground to the sides of the coffin with your legs and feet. Move around a bit.
- Whatever you do - your main goal is to sit up: dirt will fill up the empty space and move to your advantage, so no matter what - do not stop and try breathing steadily and calmly.
- Get up. Remember: the dirt in the grave is very loose, so battling your way up will be easier than it seems. It’s the other way around during a rainy weather however, since water makes dirt heavy and sticky.
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