Found this today – That Daily Shower Can Be a Killer – and it brought up an important point.
From the article – ‘This calculation illustrates the biggest single lesson that I’ve learned from 50 years of field work on the island of New Guinea: the importance of being attentive to hazards that carry a low risk each time but are encountered frequently.’
it’s a relatively short article, but the point is – be aware of the ordinary (mundane) events around you, and prepare for them, while not stressing about the spectacular events that statistically will not affect you (but would make the nightly news).
An informative article – An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power – provides both his results/opinions, and how he got the results. The methodology is often omitted by other researchers, which hinders a thinking person’s ability to analyze the data.
I realize firearms are a controversial subject (particularly on cruising/boating forums), but feel people looking into realistic self protection measures should be open minded and desire to learn more about all aspects of personal protection.
Ending the year wishing all the readers the best for the coming year. Happy New Year.
Merry Christmas to the readers of my blog.
Wishing you the best for the coming new year.
From Noonsite – a report of a lady cruiser being attacked by two thugs while ashore on St Martin. Please remain aware of your surrounding, even during the day and in the most routine of circumstances.
From the Dec 2012 issue Motor Boating Monthly (a British magazine) – on page 54 starts a review of about 12 different tagging/tracking devices for your boat. Nice review, some of the items may not be applicable to the Caribbean cruisers, but definitely worth a look for the Mediterranean-bound folks.
Merry Christmas to the readers of and visitors to my blog. Thank you for your support. I wish you the best for the coming New Year.