Safety & Security: Level 1 Prepping & Preparedness
Safety & Security: Level 1 Prepping & Preparedness by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Safety and Security may or may not become an issue for level-1 prepping & preparedness.
You might look at this topic from two different perspectives.
One is your general safety while going about your tasks and dealing with the issues at hand, and the other is your general personal security.
The best way to ensure your safety during any disruption is to keep a level head. Use common sense and don’t rush if you don’t have to.
Accidents tend to happen while stressed and not thinking clearly.
Each emergency, disaster, or disruptive event will have it’s own circumstances. Some of them may present abnormal hazards. Just be aware.
One thing that comes to mind for general safety is having good boots. What do I mean by that? I’m talking about good work boots that come up over your ankle providing good support. Good sound footing and ankle support are very important.
I have a variety of boots that I use for various situations. Almost every day I wear the following Belleville boots (made in USA) although there are lots to choose from:
I have a pair of Bates 8″ boots with a side zipper. A great boot for quick in and out (side zipper). I’ve had them for several years and they’re still holding together.
I have a pair of Muck boots, regular hiking boots (ankle height), and then of course snow boots…
As you can see, I’m emphasizing your footwear. Speaking of which, you might consider keeping a pair of walking shoes in your vehicle if you ordinarily wear “fancy shoes” (for lack of a better term) to work.
Another important thing is to protect your hands. I always have lots of various gloves sitting on the shelf and in the bench seat of the hall tree by the door.