What to do and not to do if you are stuck in a landslide?
Whether you live on the side of a mountain or find yourself hiking up one, landslides are a real risk. Rainy conditions can create a dangerous situation in which a mountain of mud comes pouring down over you or your vehicle at an instant, and every travel-enthusiast needs to know how to survive. Here are a few ways you can increase your chances of getting out alive when you get stuck in such a natural disaster.MOVE ASIDE:If youre stuck on a cliff edge with no shelter insight you might have no other option than to try and escape its path. This option only works if the landslide is slow-movingif you try and flee from a fast landslide itll overtake you. If its slow, you might be able to move far enough sideways to get out of the way before it hitsjust dont run in the same direction its moving.BRACE YOURSELF:Most land or mudslides are too large and quick to run away from. Your best bet, if you cant find reliable shelter, is to curl up in a ball and protect your head. If you have a blanket or a tarp with you, use that to protect your exposed limbs. If the landslide overtakes you, theres a chance it wont end up covering you completely, or you might be able to dig your way out.Remember, trying to hide behind a tree could be fatal if the landslide is strong enough to knock it over on top of you.