If you don’t know how to inflate a tire in an emergency you need to watch this video today.
Imagine this . . . You are on a hunting trip in the backcountry when you hit a rock with your off-road vehicle and your tire loses all its air pressure. If it just loses a little you’ll be fine but if the seal breaks and the tire loses all air pressure then you have almost no hope of re-inflating it with just a pump.
At that point, if you don’t know how to inflate a tire in an emergency then you are probably going to spend the next few days walking back to civilization for help. But, if you know this little trick, you may just be able to ride safely back into town.
This method of inflating your tires has not been tested or deemed safe by Wide Open Spaces, and honestly we don’t recommend it. But if you were ever in a life or death situation it may be worth a shot.
The science behind this trick makes sense but the danger involved is just too great to risk in anything but a true emergency. Please consider carefully if the danger is worth the risk and if so, make sure to take precautions to ensure that this procedure is done as safely as possible.
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