The Place You'll Get Hurt the Most...
....is not when you're out travelling, although bad stuff can happen then, too. It's not when you're hanging out with your buddies either.
It's in your home.
Or, close to your home.
And for the record, take it easy pal. This isn't some rant about how you should measure how 'strong' or 'tough' you are in comparison with others.
It will only end badly for you.
Thus, I'm not instigating you actually get violent. Like I've previously said, I hope you never have to get violent or physical with anyone. And, if you follow what I've previously said about minding your own beeze-wax, avoid confrontational situations and apologizing even if you've done nothing wrong, you should be fine.
However, chances are that you'll sooner or later cut yourself anyway.
And I'm not talking about harm being inflicted by someone else.
I'm talking about you harming yourself in your own home. Such as cutting yourself in the finger, chopping an axe in your foot or worse, ramming a chainsaw into a limb. The latter scenario is particularly scary. I know people who've done all three things. In the case of the chainsaw accident, the fella was out in the woods chopping up trees to wood logs that he would use to heat the house with when next winter came.
He was wearing protective gloves, a helmet, and a pair of protective pants as well.
The pants likely saved his life. I don't know how they work or function, but I believe there are certain threads, fibres and other stuff in the fabric that sort of entangle the saw blade itself before it can reach the skin. In short, he *dropped* the saw down on the ground as he was using it, slip on the surface and landed with one of his hind legs on the saw. If didn't have the protective wearing that he had, he'd likely cut himself deep and possibly cut off his entire leg. At the very least his main artery would have been severed which could have meant a slow and painful death.
Especially since he was so far out, even a helicopter might not even make it time to rescue him.
The other day I almost stung myself in the eye with a sharp meat knife.
I was washing some dishes, and for some inexplicable reason I'd left one of the meat knives with the blade facing upwards, so that it was ready to impale someone or something.
Naturally, I put it away. I can only imagine if my child would have been near it.
Anyway, point of story; bring with you band aids, bandages, tourniquets and so on when you're out and about. Attend a emergency life rescue class. And store the same stuff at home. You never know when you're gonna have to use it.
Perhaps this is the most important prepper step you'll ever take. Short of getting your health right, I can't think of anything else that's more important than being able to repair your health.
Yes, I know this probably qualifies as 'boring' reading. But it's important reading. People seriously underestimate the dangers that hide in their homes.
But you won't, because you're smart.
So off you go to the drug store tomorrow with a detailed shopping list.
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