Watch the news on a daily basis and you will see a number of personal emergencies. Just last night I watched a news clip on a house that had an explosion due to a boiler failure. I have two suggestions that will go a long ways in avoiding a personal emergency.
First is maintain a personal sense of situational awareness. This means be aware of what is going on around you. I am not going to go into all the various theories and teachings of this today. Just watch what is going on.
Second is preventative maintenance. Taking care of your equipment is a good way to extend its life, and to avoid catastrophic failure – which usually happens at the most inopportune time. As I discussed in my planning post having time and money to do it now works much better than waiting for a murphy’s law moment.
On that note, somewhere out there is a drill instructor whispering, ” Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you.”