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And now for something completely different…First Aid!

I was thinking ..it’s time for an update, but there isn’t that much to tell right now…

Until this evening ūüôā a friend of mine and her husband went to Albania last week, and sadly “the man around the house” had an unfortunate encounter with a litle brick wall, earning him a serious scrape on his shin. (it was¬† a good one..realy it was ūüôā )

Normally scrapes are not considered bad injuries, as outdoors¬†people we always think about cuts from knives, sprains, breaks and bruises from tumbles and other horror scenarios¬†like that…

However, this scrape¬†turned bad, got infected and now caused the need for tetanus shots and antbiotics and lots of TLC, even though¬†I’m 100% sure the first aid he received was better than most of us would get ¬†when we are “out there”.

It was a bit of a wake up call, since I did have my own slip and slide down the entrance of a bunker several weeks ago, which earned me a nice few scrapes (not nearly as bad as “the man around the house” got, but enough to draw blood and therefore cause a risk). I slapped some alcohol gel on it right away (inventing new swearwords instantly..quietly though because there was a lady present!!!) but that is all i did.

So what im getting at is…we look at all kinds of worst case scenarios, but it is the little things that may actually get you. I could easily¬†scrape a shin out in nature and it could totally destroy my trip..so be careful out there people, use your head and when that little voice in your head says “no” listen to it! As a good friend of mine told me a while ago..”fear is a powerfull teacher” …that was after a face first tumble into the mud due to¬† “not paying attention”

So be safe out there my friends and use your brains.

grts

Hans

 

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