Is high-risk behavior consistent with prepping? I saw the article about the girl with flesh eating bacteria and it prompted this thread. She went for a zip line ride and now had lost a leg and is likely to die from this. Even if she lives, she will have huge medical bills for this. Then, if SHTF, she is a liability (although loved by her family). All this for a zip line ride. I had a talk with the wife a month or so ago about the need to be careful as preppers so as not to get injured, disabled or permanently slowed down. I am 100% for freedom of grown adults to decide what to do with their lives, but as a prepper, it seems unwise to take needless risk (especially for entertainment) when the consequences can be so severe physically and financially impacting of one's preps and life. We all know to take good care of the generator, vehicles, firearms, animals, etc. but then some will not take care of themselves and they end up being the weakest link in their preps. This is even more important when one considers the others who are going to rely on the prepper (kids, spouse, parents, etc) Activities I would have to seriously weigh the risk include; Riding a motorcycle, especially without a helmet Bicycling without a helmet Smoking Immoderate alcohol consumption Working around the property (twisted ankles, PPE, etc) Not holding the handrail going up/down stairs Non-use of Eye/Ear protection when indicated Aggressive driving Driving when fatigued Immoderate carb intake (diabetes) Skydiving This is not a flame on anyone who smokes or rides a motorcycle or had diabetes. I just felt this was something I needed to do some intraspection on and thought some others here may find it useful. Don't get me wrong, I am not afraid of these things. During my time in the Middle East, I have willingly done some extremely risky things for my brothers in arms. For me, this is about taking care of my most important prep...me.