Tips for the Trail

Aug
28

Before starting out, do warm-up exercises. Stretching gradually increases heart rate, temperature and circulation to your muscles. Also, after a night's rest, your muscles need warming. Stretching gets the body going and increases your flexibility.
Start out slowly, gradually increasing your pace and distance traveled
Let the slowest person in your hiking, paddling, and biking or cross-country skiing party set the pace. This is especially important when children are a apart of your group.

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Be Safe while Operating Lawn & Garden Equipment

Aug
28

Each spring and summer, millions of people follow the annual path to lawn and garden care. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to use caution and common sense when tending their lawns and gardens. According to CPSC statistics, each year about 400,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries from lawn and garden tools. According to CPSC chairperson Anne Brown, "Consumers must do their part to care for their own safety.

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Preparing for an Earthquake

Aug
28

Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life. Take the following steps for proper preparation before an earthquake strikes.

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Preparing for a Disaster

Aug
28

Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. What would you do if basic services - water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off? Families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best defense and your responsibility. Follow these steps for disaster preparedness.

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Preventing Dog Bites

Aug
28

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 4.7 million are bitten by dogs each year. Their instincts tell them to chase prey, guard their territory, protect their young, and defend themselves when cornered. Dogs communicate with the only tools they have - their bodies, a range of verbal sounds, and their teeth. Most dog bites are reported as "unprovoked." However, something causes a dog to bite, and victims are often taken by surprise. There are ways to protect yourself. Here's how:

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Safety Tips for Your Next Camping Trip

Aug
28

Whether you're roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national park, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. Consider the following safety tips:

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Aug
28

While at our site, please look around and have fun. Are you planning a trip or preparing for your favorite activity? Check out our safety tips and make sure you are ready to deal with potential injury or hazards. Information here changes often so check back with us frequently. And let us know what you need and what you think. We want this to be your site for personal safety.
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