Be prepared folks.
Seriously I don't understand how people do stuff without any knowledge of the consequences, without any supplies, and without any contingencies for when things go wrong. These stories plaster the news everyday. While the focus of this initial post applies to safety goals, it really can be in regards anything else.
-So many people go hiking in wilderness areas improperly dressed with only a water bottle, half charged cell phone, and maybe a sandwich. Oh and usually no survival or first aid skills either. And many times alone. Blows. My. Fucking. Mind.
-People who hike/climb beyond their skill level. It terrifies me how many people set out unprepared physically, mentally, and unskilled to tackle mountains. I bet park rangers hate when ill equipped tourists go after Longs Peak every year.
-People who enter avalanche areas without beacons and other supplies and without knowledge how to use them. Not to mention without skill in many lift serviced trails.
-People who ski alone in glades (very common I know, but it's stupid). Tree wells peoplessss!
-People who get on a boat but can't swim and don't wear a life jacket.
-Swimming in rough oceans without knowledge of how to react to rip currents
-Doing anything (climbing, skiing, boating, etc) without proper protective gear.
-Not wearing a seat belt. Too many people (adults and kids alike) still get ejected from cars. Seat belt is better than no seat belt. You will more often than not die if ejected. Some are lucky.
Feel free to add to this list or share any good stories. I read three in the news today wtf! Natural selection I guess.