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Old 15-07-2016, 04:24   #31
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

Ladies and gentlemen of the forum

Wear sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
Until they've faded, but trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back
At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked
You are not as fat as you imagine
Don't worry about the future
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubble gum
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. On some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you
Saying, don't be reckless with other people's hearts
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours

Floss

Don't waste your time on jealousy
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind
The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements

Stretch

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't
Get plenty of calcium
Be kind to your knees
You'll miss them when they're gone
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the 'Funky Chicken'
On your 75th wedding anniversary
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much
Or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it
It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
Read the directions even if you don't follow them
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly
Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good
Be nice to your siblings, they're your best link to your past
And the people most likely to stick with you in the future
Understand that friends come and go
But a precious few, who should hold on
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
For as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young
Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard
Live in northern California once but leave before it makes you soft

Travel

Accept certain inalienable truths
Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too, will get old
And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young
Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble
And children respected their elders
Respect your elders
Don't expect anyone else to support you
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse
But you never know when either one might run out
Never mess too much with your hair
Or by the time you're 40 it will look 85
Be careful whose advice you buy but be patient with those who supply it
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past
From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
And recycling it for more than it's worth
But trust me on the sunscreen
Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can
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Old 15-07-2016, 04:52   #32
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

Thank you paulajayne. That was the best read ever.
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Old 15-07-2016, 19:29   #33
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

Reed and Seahag kinda hit it but check Snopes about wasp spray - it is generally considered completely ineffective in incapacitating an attacker. Ever heard of someone getting hit with it accidentally? There are Youtube videos that discuss this - here's one:



Wasp spray is a bad urban myth - let's not perpetuate it when seriously talking about safety.

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Old 15-07-2016, 19:53   #34
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

I am not sure what you mean. It is more or less pretty safe pretty everywhere.

Where it is known to be unsafe, you simply do not go there. The same like traveling by air.

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Old 15-07-2016, 21:22   #35
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

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How do you protect yourself from all the troubles, caused by human, during your trip, especially in the open sea and foreign waters? Thanks in advance for your kind suggestion.
I protect myself from the heaving masses by telling them: "You savages are foreigners. I am a White Male so get out of that seat at the bar".

And with guns... or as Cpl Jones would say "There's no substitute for cold steel. They do not like it up'em."
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Old 15-07-2016, 21:32   #36
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

We sailed all the way around the world, and we never experienced any type of threat during the trip. Staying safe was not a problem.
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Old 15-07-2016, 23:11   #37
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Port holes are excellent gun ports. I recommend 7.62mm rifle to cover range and a snake gun for close in to make fish food. Formidable defense.

Luck favors the prepared.
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:16   #38
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

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i worked nursing emergency, icu, and other critical care areas for over 30 years
never felt safer than out here cruising.
i have only one time needed to lock boat.

this life is what you make it. all is matter of choices. live in fear, be always in fear.
EXPERIENCE life and LIVE.
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Every time I step out of my comfort zone great things happen. Ot is in the cities in the good old USA that people are killing each other.



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Zeehag, I mean both at anchor and while sailing.
Krit -
How do you protect yourself in your house and in your car?
Same principles apply, mostly common sense.
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

For those interested, post #31 (generally known as The Sunscreen Song) is attributed to Mary Schmich. It was originally published in the Chicago Tribune in June 1997.
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wear a condom
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

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For those interested, post #31 (generally known as The Sunscreen Song) is attributed to Mary Schmich. It was originally published in the Chicago Tribune in June 1997.
I think most people think Kurt Vonnegut wrote that, and THAT is another example of how misinformation on the Internet becomes "fact."

Thanks for sharing the truth about the origin of the clever speech (essay).
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

look both ways when crossing a street, Just like mom said to do.
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Re: How do you stay safe during your trip?

Don't pay much attention to Hollywood,CNN,FoxNews,.....
There is a whole different, real world out "there".

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How do you protect yourself from all the troubles, caused by human, during your trip, especially in the open sea and foreign waters? Thanks in advance for your kind suggestion.
I don't know if this is supposed to be a serious thread or a gun thread or what, but the way I protect my self is by using good judgment and common sense.

That means, don't leave port if the weather is unsafe and don't go to areas where "humans" are likely to harm me.

If the open sea and foreign waters worry you, just don't go there.
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