Even if this image, found on this KnifeForums.com thread, isn’t true, it brings up a good point. Having the right gear is important. But it’s even more imperative to know how to use it.
The example above might be hard to read, so here’s the rundown. A couple out camping used a portable charcoal grill to cook food. Inside their tent. Carbon monoxide, a lethal yet often unnoticed gas, filled the tent. The couple needed emergency medical treatment as a result.
Heeding the many warnings on charcoal bags could have prevented this incident. It goes to show that even well-meaning, prepared people can be their own worst enemies. The right set of mental tools will help in the application of physical ones.
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About the Author: Ben Sobieck is an online editor for Gun Digest, Living Ready, Tactical Gear and BLADE. His interests include hunting, knives and current events issues.
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