- When you and your kids/infants get into the car, take off your puffy jackets before belting yourself in. The danger is that these jackets don't allow you to be snugly seatbelted and in a wreck this could be dangerous.
- When it gets to that time of year when you are getting freeze warnings, wrap your water pipes/spigots to avoid burst pipes.
- Winter is the most common time for people to die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn how to prevent this.
- Be very careful driving in winter weather (it's easy enough to be a complacent driver until you hit the first patch of black ice of the season!).
- Dump out your BOB (bug out bag) and modify its contents for the winter season.
- Exercise daily starting now. Not only is it good for your general health but it can prevent winter-related injuries and deaths (like people who keel over dead when they go out to shovel snow after months of inactivity).
- If you are in a car accident or your car breaks down, get WAY AWAY from the side of the road or stay in your vehicle; other out-of-control vehicles behind you may not be able to stop (scary video example here).
- Prepare your home for winter (better to fix things now rather than deal with problems in the dead of winter).
- Winter sports can be a lot of fun but they can also be deadly. Make sure you, your gear, and your environment are safe and secure at all times.
- Be aware of downed power lines (this often happens during wind, ice, and snow storms and these lines can be deadly if you step on/near them).
Monday, November 12, 2018
10 Winter Reminders
A few quick reminders for this winter...