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Walking Safety Tips

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  • Very good ideas!
  • great advice thank you.
  • Great advice.............Thank You.
  • I live in a great community for walking and biking. We are an active 55 and older community and it is also very safe.
    Excellent basic tips, thank you!
  • I wear a wrist band that has my last name and ER contact numbers. A simple thing but if I passed out, or tripped and fell at least (hopefully) someone would call one of those numbers.
  • I have a conceal, carry permit, and I ALWAYS carry my nine mm with me in a bra holster.
  • Bring a walking stick or pepper spray? about bring a GUN.
    we just moved so we could feel safer walking around the neighborhood, but we are still prepared, cell phone, flashlight, small water bottle. We live in the southwest desert, so love watching the wildlife come alive early evening -- watch for snakes.
  • When I started walking for fitness I got a pedometer so I gradually upped my steps then started working on getting aerobic steps in....pedometer traded those once I walked briskly for 10 minutes.
  • On my daily walks -- there have been several times when stray dogs have come very close to attacking me. It is scary when a vicious dog can be loose. I carry a metal poker rod from a fireplace tool set. If a dog attacks me, I'll have a weapon against it.
    This is very important!---
  • JICAMA19
    I have been walking for a number of years and I live in a pretty safe town in Massachusetts .i walk up to 3-5 miles per week and I am always looking around as I walk., I have had some close calls a few times. I like the idea about carrying a whistle and mace, but when I I went to the police station to renew my mace certificate, they give me a hard way to go. So I walk with my phone. That was almost 20 years ago, maybe I will go back to the police station and try again.
  • When I walk outside I text my husband at the beginning, midpoint, and end of my journey. Sometimes I send pics which is fun, and I let him know what I am wearing. It's also good to find out where registered sex offenders are living in your area so that you can avoid those streets.

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