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Skill of the Week: Survive a Fall Onto Subway Tracks

Illustrated guide on how to survive a fall if you accidentally land on subway tracks, featuring six strategies to safely escape the dangerous situation.

An important part of manhood has always been about having the competence to be effective in the world — having the breadth of skills, the savoir-faire, to handle any situation you find yourself in. With that in mind, each Sunday we’ll be republishing one of the illustrated guides from our archives, so you can hone your manly know-how week by week.

Of all the places to take a tumble, an underground subway platform is one of the most dangerous. What makes a fall onto subway tracks so fraught is that it’s often not easy to get out on your own. Steep, tall walls can make it nearly impossible for an average person to get off the tracks before the next train approaches. And, because subway systems are built for one purpose and one purpose only, the tunnels don’t have a lot of extra space built in just for the heck of it. Subway cars can whip through sections of track where they only have inches of clearance on any given side. So, how should you respond if you do happen to fall (or get pushed) onto the tracks? Use the tips above to survive. 

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