Friday, February 11, 2011

In the Kitchen

For another of the everyday dangers, I am going to one talk about one of the most rooms of your house. the kitchen. Why is the kitchen dangerous, why is it not is a better question.
A stove, gas or electric, a central object with the sole idea is to recreate the aspects of fire for cooking. lots of people get burned from the stove, or oven or things being heated up on them. water has been spilled on children, people leave metal cooking utensils on a burner that was just on, or even plastic that melts. also remember there is a vent for the oven, normally under the back left burner on the stove, look for it, and remember do not leave pans, pots, or plastic containers over this vent, on that burner, even if the burner is off, the pans will get hot, and the plastic will melt.
Knives, to those that do not collect knives, you still own them, they are all in your kitchen, my wife as a chef has more cooking knives than my mother ever did, and they are all sharper, which is good because more people get cut on a dull knife than a sharp one. Beware of the stabbing or slicing off of limbs.

Refrigerator, Harmless right? Well it can fall on top of you, the ice-maker can break in the freezer and touch an exposed wire with water and possibly electrocute you, thats probably just me being paranoid.

Microwave, few things, water can explode. Do not use tin foil in a microwave. Never make it possible for you to use your microwave while the door is open. No metal, no electronics, Microwave is not a toy. DO NOT put pets in it either. Funny on the internet should not be done at home.

there are many other objects people have in the kitchen that can hurt and kill you, from electric knives to tea kettles,blenders, food processors, or crock pots and coffee makers, if it has a blade or heats up, be careful.

Remember you are in this room everyday, you make three meals a day, you store all your food here, keep it clean, straightened up, and all appliances in proper working order.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


What do you do for a living? Is it something you really want to be doing? Well probably not, but it can be useful, lets take me, I drive and make food. I despise cooking, but it is useful to know. It is also good for me to know how to drive in all conditions. My wife also works in food currently, has a degree in culinary. I have a degree in criminal justice. I have had a lot of odd jobs, plumping, painting, masonry, different factory jobs. all of which has taught me a little more about the work force of the world and what it takes to make it even in this economy.

What have your jobs taught you? The big question with these skills is if they are useful in a shit hits the fan scenario. Remember that any skill you have will become a barter tool for you once money has no value.
If you do not have a job that is promoting you some real world skills beyond the obtainment of money, what are some hobbies you could start that would? fishing, hunting, target shooting, building models, geocaching would even be useful at times. come up with your own ideas. comment them to me lets make this a long list.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Okay, I see I have used this topic before, perhaps this post will have more information.

Driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our daily lives. You may not realize this because of how much you do it, and be annoyed at things you pay for because of your driving habits like insurance.
We the people give minors as young as fifteen the ability move a large heaping powered piece of metal, that could possibly bring death to anyone in its path. From all the states I have visited in the US everyone says their state has the worse drivers, there are many reasons people are bad drivers, in good or bad conditions. in the south we are not used to ice and snow, in the west they are not used to rain.
I wouldn't want to lose my car to a tornado in Kansas, and people from other parts of the world might stay in the car and watch as they are taken up and beaten to death.

Regardless of all that. You as you are driving on the road, how many people do you pass? Hundreds most likely, you have no idea how old they are, what their driving experience is; if they are on their cell phone, texting (which is illegal now), changing the radio station, doing make-up, smoking, driving, eating, typing on their gps We have so many distractions that keep peoples eyes off the road.
This is an easy statistic, most people die in car accidents, than any other type of vehicle. Cars kill more people than guns, cars kill more people than terrorists. and cars are in your back yard, cars are sold everywhere, without a licence, no waiting period.

I personally work in a job where I can spend the entire shift of working on the road driving, delivering, people like me are most at risk because we spend more time doing this dangerous action, and people like me feel more confident in our driving so will do more while driving, in that we might set a bad example for anyone, like the others I train to do my job. What is out of my control are other drivers, and I see a lot of bad ones, swerving, running off the road, stopping unexpectedly, and turning without signal.
 I personally stop and slow down while looking for the place I am delivering to, so I become a road hazard while I am searching for someones address wither they actually have it posted or not. In the day time or night. At night your pretty bronze numbers on the side of your brick house are invisible, and those plants growing up your house looking pretty covering your house numbers, it doesn't stop my progress getting to you.
This type of non-marked home would stop Emergency vehicles too.

I'll attempt to make this post part of a series, everyday dangers.