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Why does holding your hand under water help if you burn yourself?

When you scald your hand with boiling liquid or burn it with a hot object, your first reaction should be to pull it away. Just because your body is no longer touching the heat source, though, doesn't mean the burning stops. Layers of skin that were just exposed to a high temperature take time to cool down and a lot of harm can still be done to cells by the residual heat. Holding burned skin under a tap or submerging it in a bowl of cool (but not freezing) water reduces tne temperature quicker, there by potentially limiting the damage

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Develop An Emergency Strategy

  • Stock up on essentials - Keep these items in a designated "emergency supply kit" for easy access.

  • Stock your home with several flashlights and the corresponding batteries - Candles pose the risk of accidental fires when emergency services may already be overwhelmed.

  • Purchase a battery-powered radio - Television won't be available, so invest in a battery-powered radio to stay alert of any evacuation orders or status updates on the power outage.

  • Know your telephones - If you have a landline, it might require electricity to operate. So, either get a phone without electric dependency or plan to keep your cell fully charged. Purchase a car charger that attaches to your cigarette lighter or auxiliary plug (depending on the model of your vehicle); you can use your car as a supplementary power source to charge your cell phone.

  • Prevent pipes from freezing - Without heat, plumbing can become frozen and create expensive repair problems, so keep a small stream of water running in faucets.

  • Unplug all appliances and leave only one light switched on - There is an added risk of power surges that can occur after an outage. Surges following an outage can destroy equipment and appliances. Leave one light on so you know when the power has returned.

  • Plan locations to visit nearby that are likely to have generators - If roads are safe for travel, plan where you could go that has a generator and essentials, if necessary.

Before and after storms generators fly off the shelf of every location that sells them. Portable units might work for a very short-term need, but they aren't efficient or practical for a long-term solution.

Remember: Safety first when it comes to surviving emergencies. Prepare a home emergency plan and location(s) to meet others in case you get separated.


AFTER 20 YEARS WORKING in the outdoor industry I thought your readers might find the following story interesting in the least; and useful at most.

Most of my work outdoors has been in hot tropical climates and over the years I have had a lot of my equipment, in particular waterproof scam scaling on tents and Gore jackets, fall apart due to humidity and generally high ambient temperatures.

A friend of mine, who has been in the industry for a similar amount of time, told me that he had very little of his equipment fail in the same way that I had. On further inquiry, he shared with me that when his gear was not in use he stored it in his second fridge!

It seems that the cool environment and low humidity of the fridge helped extend the life of his gear. Given he'd used literally half of the gear that I had gone through over the years I felt like I'd missed out on a major insider's truth... and so had my wallet!