Is it possible to survive being stuck in quicksand? Jonny Phillips risks life and limb to experience firsthand what it is like to slowly sink into quicksand—just a few feet away from an incoming tide.
If you step into quicksand and you’re wearing a backpack or carrying something heavy, immediately take off your backpack or drop what you’re carrying.
Panicking in quicksand is pretty much one of the few ways to turn this slightly dangerous situation into deadly.
A study that has been done found that the force you needed to pull your foot out of quicksand at a speed of 1 centimentre per second would be equivalent to lifting a medium-sized carvin air.