safety

Fire safety tips

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Some aspects of fire safety is preparing for the worst, while the other part is simply common sense. That said, it’s still easy to forget about hazards that are right under our nose. For example, do you have a smoke detector in your basement or garage? If you think...

Use a pool noodle to keep kids in bed

Use a pool noodle to keep your kid from falling out of bed

If your child is transitioning to a “big kid” bed, you may be going through a phase where they are falling out of it at night. Keep them safely on top by using a pool noodle under the fitted sheet.

Be aware of bears

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Along with bears, opossums can be pretty pesky and even attack. I learned a little something from Jim Potts to keep them at bay. Jim woke up to the sound of his wife yelling at something. He ran downstairs and discovered she was facing off against an angry opossum on...

Safety is the best policy

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I like to sprinkle my fun and handy tips with some that could save your life, or at least from injury. If you are in the market for a turkey fryer with Thanksgiving coming up there are a few, actually many safety tips to follow. One idea is to...

Clean your gutters

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Cleaning out gutters is one of the worst jobs. Call me lazy, but this is one of those tasks that I prefer to hire someone to take care of rather than do it myself. (Do you know how many people get hurt from falling off ladders each year? A...

Protect your eyes

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Seriously, everybody should wear safety glasses when in the workshop or working in the yard.  Flying splinters from wood or limbs can be very dangerous for our sensitive eyes. For us old guys, I recommend the bifocal safety glasses.  You can find them on-line and they’re around $9.  You probably...

Moms have the answer

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Moms always have great ideas and a trick up their sleeve; especially when it comes to children and safety. Take these three tips on safety and make watching your children, nieces or nephews a little bit easier.  When you have a toddler coming to visit, cover your electrical outlets...

On the high wire

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Whenever you’re going to grab a bare electrical wire, (even when you’re sure the power is off), never grab it with the front of your hand. Always touch it first with the back of your hand. Why? Because if the wire is energized and you grab it with the...

Trailblazer Walking Light

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We all know that it gets dark so early in the winter, sometimes even before we get home from work. But our pets at home, still need to be taken on a walk in the evening. I have a neighbor who walks her dog every night. I’m always afraid...

Take away your cookies

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Keeping a handle on your computer’s web traffic is important to ensure a long life for your computer. Did you know that most websites add “cookies” to your computer when you visit their site? Here’s a little known fact about airline and hotel websites. These sites will put a...

Mom’s keys to safety

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Moms always seem to have a trick or tip for handling most anything; especially children and safety. Take these three tips on safety and make watching your children, nieces or nephews a little bit easier.  When you have a toddler coming to visit, cover your electrical outlets with duct...

Party on…but know when to stop

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With summer parties in full swing, we all know of that one person who always has a bit too much to drink. Not only is this dangerous for them if they leave behind the wheel of a car — and puts many more lives at risk when they’re o...