Your Illness is Not Your Fault

Your Illness is Not Your Fault


good morning John I’m still sick this is annoying the thing that I’ve noticed now that I’ve had this happening for like two weeks is that when you are sick people give you advice I’ve actually noticed this for years when it comes to my ulcerative colitis a lot of people seem to have a cure in their back pocket if only I’d go gluten free or stop eating grains or palio or vegan or stop eating short train carbohydrates or fast for three days and then eat an apple seriously it was a whole thing and it took like half the party for him to explain it to me and over the years I’ve tried a lot of those things and none of them worked what worked was taking the medicine that my doctor gave to me and then over the past week people have been saying completely normal things to me like get some rest man or take it easy stop stressing sleep more and I’ve been a little bit shocked by how annoying this is not because it is annoying like its fine It’s a totally fine thing for somebody to say but it’s tapping into this thing that I have with my ulcerative colitis after years of dealing with my chronic illness that I can not cure and having people tell me ways that I should be able to cure it what I’m hearing is not, you know ‘take it easy, we support you’ instead I’m hearing: ‘I have the secret to your wellness and If only ‘you had the courage and fortitude to implement it, you would no longer be sick’ and one step further from that whats tickling by subconscious here is this idea that my illness is my fault I know that my chronic illness is pretty insignificant compared with what a lot of other people are dealing with but I think this is probably an experience that a lot of people have when you tell me, a person who has lived with ulcerative colitis for more than a decade that you have the secret to my wellness I can not help but dislike you like if that’s my first impression, and sometimes it is I’m like ‘I’m out’ and look maybe this is the one weird instance in which you are the one who was right and maybe I’m missing that opportunity to finally make myself better but I’ve heard this line so many times with so many different facts and so many different pieces of anecdotal evidence that all I can hear when people say this to me is ‘your illness is your fault’ because we want it to be somethings fault, right? because if its not the fault of anything, then it has to be just weird random chance and that’s what chronic illness is it just freaking happens to good people and bad people and champion athletes and people who drink to much I’ve dealt with my illness by allowing myself to accept it by admitting to myself and accepting that my life is different now and my body is different now and I have to live inside of this body that sometimes hurts itself science will keep marching forward and someday maybe there will be a medicine that I can take that will control this disease without making me sick in other ways and yes, science shows that my behaviour does influence the expression of my disease and so does my experience of my disease and so I do need support from people that help me make the decisions that my doctor says that I should make and that I have decided for myself that I want to make but I also can’t avoid the truth that this is the body that I’m in and I have to accept that like among the many probabilities that were cast, that mostly came up in my favour I rolled bad on auto-immune diseases my brain tried to tell me over and over again that this is my fault I have searched for every possible way subconsciously and consciously that this is a thing that I did to myself and that’s a crappy feeling and its re-emphasized every time someone tells me that there’s a simple thing that I can do to make myself well I want to say here at the end of this video I’m doing fine, I’m not angry or frustrated at my friends or at you I have a loving and supportive group of people who are fantastic in my life and I do my best to understand that when people are saying these things they’re not trying to make me feel what I’m feeling so I just try and accept that support for what it is rather than how it’s being expressed specifically but if you want to be supportive of someone who’s sick in your life make sure that you recognise that it’s very possible that they are struggling right now with this feeling that they did something to cause or to deserve the illness they have even if objectively they understand that that’s completely untrue when we say there is an easy way out of this and there’s not what we’re making people feel is that ‘this is your fault’ when it’s not. John, I’ll see you on tuesday

Young Hero: St John Ambulance Everyday Hero Awards

Young Hero: St John Ambulance Everyday Hero Awards


Grandad: It’s a bit of a blur. I got
up and saw my granddaughter off to uni and then went back upstairs, woke up
Logan, came down the stairs and – pow. That was it. Logan: I didn’t know he was having
a heart attack at the time. He wasn’t like himself so I knew something was definitely up. I’d done a lot of the training and it was kind of like these
situations, so I knew what I was doing, so I could relax and do what I can do. And
after I calmed nanny down it got a lot easier. Grandad: Logan’s my grandson. He’s been living with us for the last [together] 10 and a half years [laughs] He came to live with us when he lost his mum and dad couldn’t cope so we’ve been
together, we’ve grown together. Logan: I straightaway noticed that he was all
sweaty and hot and bothered, and he just wasn’t responding very well. I
loosened his collar at his neck so he could get more air, and I put him into a comfortable position. Luckily, the week before we had done the
W position, and the recovery position – all the positions that you needed. Once my Nana got on the phone and told them everything and then she passed the phone over to me
so I could answer some of the questions whilst she went round to next
door because luckily she’s a nurse. And then the ambulance turned up and it was
off to hospital. I was only on my own for like, 15 minutes?
Grandad: It was still a long time! Long long time.
Logan: I know. Grandad: When I came round and Brenda said to me, ‘Logan’s done this and done that,’ you know it was amazing, and I went, ‘Well he’s only just really begun to learn what to do,
and not to panic and to do what he’s supposed to do,’ – it was incredible really. It was my first time performing first aid other than training. I definitely recommend going through St John Ambulance to learn first aid because they’ve
helped me understand a lot and helped me get better. To know it was my granddad, I felt
more relaxed because I knew him. Grandad: We always were strong. Our relationship’s been really pretty good you know from when he was little and up to now. Logan: my Grandad means the world to me. Grandad: I think Logan saved my life. 100%.

How to Treat an Injured Bleeding Baby – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

How to Treat an Injured Bleeding Baby – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance


As your baby crawls around your home or outside, they can very easily graze or cut themselves. Most of the time the injury will not be too bad, but sometimes there can be serious bleeding. If there is blood flowing from a wound and it doesn’t stop, your baby has severe bleeding. To treat a severe bleed, remove any clothing from the area your baby is bleeding from. If there’s something in the wound, leave it where it is and apply pressure around the wound to try to push the edges together. If there’s nothing in the wound, apply pressure directly to it with a sterile dressing or a clean, non-fluffy pad. Next you need to ask a helper to call 999 or 112 for emergency help. Or if there is no one around to help, use a mobile on speakerphone so you can keep treating your baby while you speak to the emergency services. Tell them where the bleeding is and the amount of bleeding. Apply a firm bandage around the dressing on top of the wound. It needs to maintain pressure, but not restrict the circulation. Check the circulation by pressing a fingernail on the skin around the bandage for five seconds, release the pressure and if the colour does not return within two seconds the bandage is too tight and you should loosen it. Severe bleeding can lead to shock, so make sure they are lying down on a blanket or rug to protect them from the cold and raise their legs, but don’t raise an injured leg. You could hold a small baby in the recovery position. If the blood soaks through the dressing, apply a second dressing on top of the first. If it soaks through both, remove both dressings and apply a new one. Keep checking circulation every 10 minutes. While you’re waiting for help to arrive, keep checking your baby’s breathing and level of response. So remember, if your baby has a severe bleed, apply pressure around the wound if there’s something stuck in it, or apply direct pressure to the wound if it’s clear. Call 999 or 112 for emergency help and tell them where the bleeding is and the amount. Secure the dressing and check circulation, if blood comes through apply a second dressing. But if blood comes through both, take them both off and start again. Check circulation every 10 minutes, keep checking your baby’s breathing and level of response while you wait for help. And that’s how you treat a baby who’s got a severe bleed. Thanks for watching. Help support St John Ambulance and donate today.

How to SURVIVE & THRIVE driving the DEMPSTER HIGHWAY and CANADIAN ARCTIC

How to SURVIVE & THRIVE driving the DEMPSTER HIGHWAY and CANADIAN ARCTIC


Hello guys and welcome to the vlog! Hope
you’re having a great day! We are on our journey back home to Alaska; After
driving the Dempster Highway and the Inuvik Tuk highway to the shores of the
Arctic Ocean! It was a grand journey! We learned a lot
along the way as well! So here’s the plan… We’re going to share what we learned..And
also some travel tips that are very applicable in the North country because…
We are Alaskans and granted it was in Canada,it’s very much North country
experience! Ahh… The b-roll for this video… While we’re jabbering away at you; is
gonna be our 600+ mile journey to the jumping-off point of our next
adventure in Alaska! So…. Make sure you hit that that SUBSCRIBE button! Also head over to
our website www.hisandhershub.com. All kinds of great resources and more engagement with us over there!.. First things first; What is it? Okay it’s the Dempster Highway and the Inuvik Toktuyuktuk Higway…. Called the ITH…So the Dempster has been open
for a long time but the ITH just opened in November of 2017!
So 2019, when we did this trip was only the second summer it was open! So very
new adventure that you can go have! Uhhmm… Alright! So where is it?
Dempster Highway like I mentioned; Is in the Yukon Territory….It starts in the
Yukon Territory about 25 miles outside of Dawson City! Which is on the shores of
the Yukon River….So I want to really reiterate here and make a point of how
grand of an adventure this is because… To get to Dawson City all by itself is an
adventure! And you’re already way out in the middle of nowhere and then….To get to
Tuktoyaktuk you drive another 500+ miles up through the Yukon and through
the Northwest Territories to the shores of the Arctic Ocean! And let me just tell
you, you’re out in the middle of nowhere! But that’s the fun of it right?….Before we
get started, here’s another fact….We had to travel through three time zones on our
1200 mile journey to get up to Tuk! Odd enough Alaska has its own….
Then there’s Pacific and then all the way up in Inuvik, you’re on Mountain! So
let’s talk about vehicles…. Ahhh…You know it’s a big journey….Just to get up to this area
so obviously you’re gonna want to beat in a vehicle that you trust so….If you’re
even considering the Dempster, you’re already gonna be in that right vehicle!
What kind of vehicles are good for this journey? You know you do not need
four-wheel drive! It’s a lot of dirt roads….There are points where we were
slipping a little bit, going up the hills…. But we did just fine! We saw tons of
Sprinter bands, two-wheel drive…. Four-wheel drive….
A handful of Class C motorhomes… Plenty of Subarus…. What else did we see?…Trucks…Yeah! It
is definitely slide in truck camper… Country? Ahhh..You know, a few of those Overlanding rigs with rooftop tents…Ahhh… Quite a few SUVs towing little small travel
trailers….So it’s not a hardcore extreme experience…. But it will take its toll on
your vehicle and you want to make sure you have the right one! We did not need
to have a giant 4×4 overland rig like we do for the journey….But that’s what we
travel in and it performed awesomely! That will be our next video; When we talk
about all the systems and accessories and gear and how it worked!…. Now that
we’ve talked about the type of vehicle to bring on this journey, let’s talk
about what to bring for and in said vehicle!….First off, I think it’s obvious
and goes without saying; You should always carry a well-equipped tool kit
for your particular rig! Secondly; A well-equipped First Aid kit like the My
Medic First Aid kit. And we’ll just be really clear here….That is not a first
aid kit for boo-boos! It is a first aid kit that saves lives! And was made,
explicitly for journeys like this or being on the road and witnessing
accidents that….Aree life-threatening and it could actually change the outcome!
That’s why it’s so important and you’re far far far from nowhere, it could really
make a difference! If you haven’t watched our video about it before, check out the
link here or in the description below to learn more! We’re really big proponents of this!….
Well, let’s talk tires! Obviously, you want to make sure that you have good tires…
And you want to have at least one full-size, mounted, spare wheel and tire!
You know it’s recommended to have two… But we have one and we were just fine!
Let’s also talk about some specific things for your vehicle! Especially those
of us with diesels….Carry extra fuel filters and extra fuel filters and extra
fuel filters! Ahhh….They are your friend! Be very cautious when filling up! Because if
it’s raining, water could maybe even get into your tank…..The mud bubbles are
really bad when it rains. And you want to keep the exterior of your tank so you
don’t introduce any ahhh…Just keep it clean! So you don’t introduce dirt into your tank
and just caused a whole world of problems! Speaking of mud, which our vehicle is
currently still caked in from this journey and….Truthfully looks kind of
sexy! Ahhh…It’s going to impact the lights on the back and potentially the front of
your rig! We experienced fog and rain and muddy condition….So you want to make
sure that you keep those lights clean and that you’re visible on the highway!
Make sure you stop, clean them off whenever you do! Fuel stop or at the
very stops…..We’re going to talk about; Weather and road conditions now… Because
they are closely related! A good solid rainfall or a few days of it, can make
the roads a mess! Especially if they haven’t been graded properly. And they
don’t have a crown to promote proper drainage! I would like to tell you that
there’s a certain bad stretch here and a certain bad stretch there…But the road
is alive guys! So keep that in mind… I may tell you the last 30 miles to Tuk were
absolutely horrendous for us! And they actually were! That was a jog…
Jarring….Kidney shaking, back aching… Horrible ride!….
You know, just to end the adventure..It is quite awesome not right! But the road is
alive, it will change, day by day! And now the weather! You’re heading to the Arctic
Circle….Do not show up in board shorts and flip-flops. Make sure you have the
proper footwear! Some layers….There are summer months….You know, this has been a wickedly
hot summer up here in Alaska in the North Country but….And that’s rather
unusual! But be prepared for below freezing temperatures, rain, wind…Keep in
mind, you’re literally heading to the Arctic Circle and you need to be
prepared with the proper gear!…Speeds!… So I will precursor this with; It’s very
vehicle dependent and…The suspension that you have on your rig is going to
determine how fast you can drive! But…For our rig, we cruise to at speeds between
25 and 55….And then there were those areas that Ben mentioned; The jaw
jarring,kidney shaking, back aching sections….Where we actually came to full
stops Because the jarring got so bad and the only way to stop it was to stop the
vehicle! There are lots of potholes and so you want to be ever aware and…And be
looking out for them to either avoid or slow down for them!….It’s a
well-established tip; The area down your tires a little bit on a rough road, helps
smooth things out! And there were a few points where…You know, I was about to do that
but…. The rough stretch kind of just stopped after 15-20 minutes….So it’s like;
“Oh, well I need it for this, I don’t need it for that.”…. So we did not air down!
Hindsight, you know probably it’s like a thousand miles….You know, round trip plus
on dirt roads…. I’d say knock off! You know, depending on
the…What pressures you’re running…You know, we run at 65. I probably
should have just at the beginning, dropped them down to 55. To make the ride a
little softer!…..Next topic up for discussion; Safety!…. While driving…So first
off; Swerving for hazards. Like the potholes we’ve been talking about, it’s
gonna happen! It’s gonna be your instinct! And…As fine to do, but just make
sure you’re looking behind you because…. There are going to be people passing and uhhmm…
Sometimes you’re just out there about… By yourself in the middle of nowhere! And
you forget that there’s people back there…And they’ll pop up on you quite
suddenly! This also reminds me, that that thick mud we talked about….The cake zip
the lights on the back of your truck… They also are going to impact your
mirrors and windows so…Whenever you can…. Get them clean off so that you have good
vision behind you. And you can keep track of what’s going on in your rear view
mirror so to speak….Okay let’s talk about services now! You’re gonna probably stop
for fuel in Eagle Plains…Give or take that’s halfway between Inuvik and Dawson.
There’s a cafe there…There’s a shop if you have any mechanical issues! Then
you’re going to make it up to Inuvik. And you’re going to have all the services of
a fairly well equipped bush town! What about connectivity? Because you have to
use your smartphone right? You know… You’re in the middle of nowhere! So…
You’re not going to have service except in a few select points! Now….On our journey; I
know cell phone service is very spotty! And it changes all the time! But on our
journey, we did not have it at the beginning of the Dempster….We picked up a
very good LTE coverage at each of the ferries….So you know, you’re able to sit there,
check your email and…Get messages out to your friends and family. When we got up
to Inuvik, they have excellent cell coverage up there as well! We’re on LTE…
Really fast download and upload speeds! And then when you make it all the way up
to Tuk, you have LTE coverage on the shores of the Arctic Ocean guys! So
literally all the full time travelers out there that are working; You could go
up there and work right from the shores of the Arctic Ocean! That’s pretty cool!….
Alright, let’s talk about camping! And this is one of the things we love the
most about traveling in the North country; You can find great free camping
spots! iOverlander helps a lot in this case but you can also find little gravel
pits or pull offs on your own! And you’re welcome as long as there’s not a sign
that says “No camping overnight!’ Which was few and far between on this trip! You’re
welcome to stay there for the night! We found a couple of great gyms with
iOverlander….And then when we got to Inuvik we found….
What they have in this area is territorial parks instead of the typical Provincial
Parks you’re used to seeing in Canada! We stayed at one in Inuvik with the Everlanders. And….It was about 23 Canadian dollars per night for no hookups, it was
28 a night for electric! They had a dump station and water…Laundry…And shower
facilities. They also had a great little area for tent campers to!…And the big
question on everybody’s mind; What about camping in Tuk? So….They have a handful of
campsites on this little spit that jets out into the Arctic Ocean…It is
depending on which site you choose between 50 and 60 dollars a night. Now I
know you just, your jaw just fell right? But….Think about it this way; They are
charging high prices right now because… The summer of 2019 was the first summer
they were open. And they are charging those prices to be able to fund
improvements to the camping area there! I think it’s kind of amazing personally;
That they gave the campers the best location in town! I mean you’re literally
on the shores of the ocean, great views! And….If the weather was better, you could
probably go for a walk! It was pretty stormy while we were there! But enjoy a
nice walk on the beach….Coming back around to that very sticker shocking
price! Ahh…You have to look at the bigger picture! Up until a couple years ago; This
Tuk was a remote Northern Canadian village! You know, they called it the hamlet.
But it is a native village! The indigenous people of this continent. It
is the end of the road now! You know, even before there was a road…It
was the end of the road! So things do not leave. You go into these villages! You may
be shocked at the way things look. You have got to realize; You’re not in the
city and you’re at the end of the line! So if you see broken-down equipment and
snow machines….Keep in mind that… You know… That’s a wealth of parts that somebody
might need one day! Okay circling back around to why that a
campground is so expensive… It is in the middle of nowhere at the Top of the
World! Nothing is cheap! So keep that in mind
and just…I viewed it…If we decided to stay the night…We didn’t because we just
wanted to get the journey back home going….But I would have viewed it more as a
donation to helping out future campers! And….I would have been more than happy to
pay 50, 60 bucks a night purely to just help future people!…One last thought on
this topic….If you happen not to be traveling to Tuktoyaktuk in a camper;
They do have a handful of bed and breakfasts! The visitor center has a list.
So you can call or get that ahead of time and…They also have two restaurants
that we were aware of! We tried Grandma’s Kitchen, you can try some traditional
native cuisine like for example; We had Muktuk while we were there, which is
boiled of whale! So….They do have services there uhhhmm…But you probably want to bring a
little bit of your own food because it is pretty pricey up there! It wouldn’t hurt
to bring a cooler!….So how long should you allow for
this trip up to the shores of the Arctic Ocean? That really depends on the
traveler! We have a time schedule on this trip! We would have loved to spend two
weeks. And you could easily spend two weeks, having a great time working your
way up! We made it up in give or take two days! We spent two days up there and…On
the way back this journey, we knocked off Inuvik to ahh…Pretty much the beginning
of the Dempster, all in one day’s driving! So that just puts things in perspective!
You know, you can do it all in one day if you were flying up there….But you’re
gonna be missing a lot….So every day you can add the better!….What to do on this
trip? Man…The list is actually quite long if you can believe it! So on the
journey up there, be sure to stop and get pictures at the Arctic Circle sign.
That’s kind of a special thing! The natural and free opportunities
abound! So hiking, very picking…There’s
opportunities to stop and go fishing! Tons of amazing photo..Photo
opportunities…Once you get up into the Inuvik and Toktuyuktuk area….So Inuvik is
a vibrant little town. There’s a beautiful church there to visit, they
have a lot of restaurants….They have charters for fishing. And kind of like
the typical things you would expect at a town of about 3500 people! Uhmmmm…
When you get up to Tuk, keep in mind… That it’s a new venture for them to have
tourists who didn’t have to fly in to get there! So they maybe aren’t just
developed in the area of organized tours… But they still have a sod house to visit…
You can check out the Pingos, which are naturally occurring hills that happen as
a result of lakes and permafrost ahhh… Freezing together….You’d go google it,
read..It’s really cool! You can also bring your own kayaks or canoes and go
for a nice paddle….They have events at a local hall in the evenings…..Checkout the
grocery store and see what kind of prices they have. That’s always
entertaining! They also have plenty of things, like community things… Like
basketball courts and diamonds for baseball and….Something I think is really
cool; Is you can go swimming and probably one of the most Northern swimming pools
on the planet! So yeah, all kinds of things to keep you busy! It’s pretty
awesome!…If you love documenting your travels as much as I do, you probably
have a drone! If you are an American, you are not going to at least at this time
be able to fly your drone! I attempted to get the permissions because in June of
2019 everything changed in Canada! There’s recreational and advanced
licenses. And as an American, they just do not have it at this time where I can
qualify. I look forward to that day because it was absolutely spectacular!
And we were driving through these spots.. it’s just God’s country and thinking
like; “Oh my goodness! The drone would be so nice but…Yeah, I gotta obey the laws
when I’m a guest in somebody else country! Speaking of obeying the laws and
respecting the traditions of countries that you visit; I want to touch on a
topic that was something of discussion on forums as well as people that we
talked to while we are on the trip. And that is experiencing some rudeness from
the locals in the far North country. I think it’s really important to remember
that even if you are Canadian or have travelled to Canada before; It’s
different there! These are communities that are far removed from typical
Canadian life! Ahh… They often have large native population. And so you’re gonna
have some pretty significant cultural differences! They communicate very
differently and….While you might perceive it as rude, you might want to consider
that it could just be a difference in culture! It’s also really important to
remember to respect their traditions and them as locals!… I personally experienced
a very kind, very generous, talkative, chatty, happy people! So….Just keep that in
mind! Be culturally sensitive! And….And be aware of your surroundings!
And the privilege and honor that it always is to visit people of another
culture or another country! And that you are the visitor in their home!….Alright
guys; This video is a wrap! Thank you so much for watching….Ahh…You’ll find links
to the things that we mentioned in the video description. But yeah, I strongly
encourage you to just make the trip up to Tuktoyaktuk! It will forever change
your life and the way you see the world! If you have never experienced the native
culture and the North country. So hey, thanks for watching! Hit that SUBSCRIBE
button and we will see you on the road!

How to SURVIVE & THRIVE driving the DEMPSTER HIGHWAY and CANADIAN ARCTIC


Hello guys and welcome to the vlog! Hope
you’re having a great day! We are on our journey back home to Alaska; After
driving the Dempster Highway and the Inuvik Tuk highway to the shores of the
Arctic Ocean! It was a grand journey! We learned a lot
along the way as well! So here’s the plan… We’re going to share what we learned..And
also some travel tips that are very applicable in the North country because…
We are Alaskans and granted it was in Canada,it’s very much North country
experience! Ahh… The b-roll for this video… While we’re jabbering away at you; is
gonna be our 600+ mile journey to the jumping-off point of our next
adventure in Alaska! So…. Make sure you hit that that SUBSCRIBE button! Also head over to
our website www.hisandhershub.com. All kinds of great resources and more engagement with us over there!.. First things first; What is it? Okay it’s the Dempster Highway and the Inuvik Toktuyuktuk Higway…. Called the ITH…So the Dempster has been open
for a long time but the ITH just opened in November of 2017!
So 2019, when we did this trip was only the second summer it was open! So very
new adventure that you can go have! Uhhmm… Alright! So where is it?
Dempster Highway like I mentioned; Is in the Yukon Territory….It starts in the
Yukon Territory about 25 miles outside of Dawson City! Which is on the shores of
the Yukon River….So I want to really reiterate here and make a point of how
grand of an adventure this is because… To get to Dawson City all by itself is an
adventure! And you’re already way out in the middle of nowhere and then….To get to
Tuktoyaktuk you drive another 500+ miles up through the Yukon and through
the Northwest Territories to the shores of the Arctic Ocean! And let me just tell
you, you’re out in the middle of nowhere! But that’s the fun of it right?….Before we
get started, here’s another fact….We had to travel through three time zones on our
1200 mile journey to get up to Tuk! Odd enough Alaska has its own….
Then there’s Pacific and then all the way up in Inuvik, you’re on Mountain! So
let’s talk about vehicles…. Ahhh…You know it’s a big journey….Just to get up to this area
so obviously you’re gonna want to beat in a vehicle that you trust so….If you’re
even considering the Dempster, you’re already gonna be in that right vehicle!
What kind of vehicles are good for this journey? You know you do not need
four-wheel drive! It’s a lot of dirt roads….There are points where we were
slipping a little bit, going up the hills…. But we did just fine! We saw tons of
Sprinter bands, two-wheel drive…. Four-wheel drive….
A handful of Class C motorhomes… Plenty of Subarus…. What else did we see?…Trucks…Yeah! It
is definitely slide in truck camper… Country? Ahhh..You know, a few of those Overlanding rigs with rooftop tents…Ahhh… Quite a few SUVs towing little small travel
trailers….So it’s not a hardcore extreme experience…. But it will take its toll on
your vehicle and you want to make sure you have the right one! We did not need
to have a giant 4×4 overland rig like we do for the journey….But that’s what we
travel in and it performed awesomely! That will be our next video; When we talk
about all the systems and accessories and gear and how it worked!…. Now that
we’ve talked about the type of vehicle to bring on this journey, let’s talk
about what to bring for and in said vehicle!….First off, I think it’s obvious
and goes without saying; You should always carry a well-equipped tool kit
for your particular rig! Secondly; A well-equipped First Aid kit like the My
Medic First Aid kit. And we’ll just be really clear here….That is not a first
aid kit for boo-boos! It is a first aid kit that saves lives! And was made,
explicitly for journeys like this or being on the road and witnessing
accidents that….Aree life-threatening and it could actually change the outcome!
That’s why it’s so important and you’re far far far from nowhere, it could really
make a difference! If you haven’t watched our video about it before, check out the
link here or in the description below to learn more! We’re really big proponents of this!….
Well, let’s talk tires! Obviously, you want to make sure that you have good tires…
And you want to have at least one full-size, mounted, spare wheel and tire!
You know it’s recommended to have two… But we have one and we were just fine!
Let’s also talk about some specific things for your vehicle! Especially those
of us with diesels….Carry extra fuel filters and extra fuel filters and extra
fuel filters! Ahhh….They are your friend! Be very cautious when filling up! Because if
it’s raining, water could maybe even get into your tank…..The mud bubbles are
really bad when it rains. And you want to keep the exterior of your tank so you
don’t introduce any ahhh…Just keep it clean! So you don’t introduce dirt into your tank
and just caused a whole world of problems! Speaking of mud, which our vehicle is
currently still caked in from this journey and….Truthfully looks kind of
sexy! Ahhh…It’s going to impact the lights on the back and potentially the front of
your rig! We experienced fog and rain and muddy condition….So you want to make
sure that you keep those lights clean and that you’re visible on the highway!
Make sure you stop, clean them off whenever you do! Fuel stop or at the
very stops…..We’re going to talk about; Weather and road conditions now… Because
they are closely related! A good solid rainfall or a few days of it, can make
the roads a mess! Especially if they haven’t been graded properly. And they
don’t have a crown to promote proper drainage! I would like to tell you that
there’s a certain bad stretch here and a certain bad stretch there…But the road
is alive guys! So keep that in mind… I may tell you the last 30 miles to Tuk were
absolutely horrendous for us! And they actually were! That was a jog…
Jarring….Kidney shaking, back aching… Horrible ride!….
You know, just to end the adventure..It is quite awesome not right! But the road is
alive, it will change, day by day! And now the weather! You’re heading to the Arctic
Circle….Do not show up in board shorts and flip-flops. Make sure you have the
proper footwear! Some layers….There are summer months….You know, this has been a wickedly
hot summer up here in Alaska in the North Country but….And that’s rather
unusual! But be prepared for below freezing temperatures, rain, wind…Keep in
mind, you’re literally heading to the Arctic Circle and you need to be
prepared with the proper gear!…Speeds!… So I will precursor this with; It’s very
vehicle dependent and…The suspension that you have on your rig is going to
determine how fast you can drive! But…For our rig, we cruise to at speeds between
25 and 55….And then there were those areas that Ben mentioned; The jaw
jarring,kidney shaking, back aching sections….Where we actually came to full
stops Because the jarring got so bad and the only way to stop it was to stop the
vehicle! There are lots of potholes and so you want to be ever aware and…And be
looking out for them to either avoid or slow down for them!….It’s a
well-established tip; The area down your tires a little bit on a rough road, helps
smooth things out! And there were a few points where…You know, I was about to do that
but…. The rough stretch kind of just stopped after 15-20 minutes….So it’s like;
“Oh, well I need it for this, I don’t need it for that.”…. So we did not air down!
Hindsight, you know probably it’s like a thousand miles….You know, round trip plus
on dirt roads…. I’d say knock off! You know, depending on
the…What pressures you’re running…You know, we run at 65. I probably
should have just at the beginning, dropped them down to 55. To make the ride a
little softer!…..Next topic up for discussion; Safety!…. While driving…So first
off; Swerving for hazards. Like the potholes we’ve been talking about, it’s
gonna happen! It’s gonna be your instinct! And…As fine to do, but just make
sure you’re looking behind you because…. There are going to be people passing and uhhmm…
Sometimes you’re just out there about… By yourself in the middle of nowhere! And
you forget that there’s people back there…And they’ll pop up on you quite
suddenly! This also reminds me, that that thick mud we talked about….The cake zip
the lights on the back of your truck… They also are going to impact your
mirrors and windows so…Whenever you can…. Get them clean off so that you have good
vision behind you. And you can keep track of what’s going on in your rear view
mirror so to speak….Okay let’s talk about services now! You’re gonna probably stop
for fuel in Eagle Plains…Give or take that’s halfway between Inuvik and Dawson.
There’s a cafe there…There’s a shop if you have any mechanical issues! Then
you’re going to make it up to Inuvik. And you’re going to have all the services of
a fairly well equipped bush town! What about connectivity? Because you have to
use your smartphone right? You know… You’re in the middle of nowhere! So…
You’re not going to have service except in a few select points! Now….On our journey; I
know cell phone service is very spotty! And it changes all the time! But on our
journey, we did not have it at the beginning of the Dempster….We picked up a
very good LTE coverage at each of the ferries….So you know, you’re able to sit there,
check your email and…Get messages out to your friends and family. When we got up
to Inuvik, they have excellent cell coverage up there as well! We’re on LTE…
Really fast download and upload speeds! And then when you make it all the way up
to Tuk, you have LTE coverage on the shores of the Arctic Ocean guys! So
literally all the full time travelers out there that are working; You could go
up there and work right from the shores of the Arctic Ocean! That’s pretty cool!….
Alright, let’s talk about camping! And this is one of the things we love the
most about traveling in the North country; You can find great free camping
spots! iOverlander helps a lot in this case but you can also find little gravel
pits or pull offs on your own! And you’re welcome as long as there’s not a sign
that says “No camping overnight!’ Which was few and far between on this trip! You’re
welcome to stay there for the night! We found a couple of great gyms with
iOverlander….And then when we got to Inuvik we found….
What they have in this area is territorial parks instead of the typical Provincial
Parks you’re used to seeing in Canada! We stayed at one in Inuvik with the Everlanders. And….It was about 23 Canadian dollars per night for no hookups, it was
28 a night for electric! They had a dump station and water…Laundry…And shower
facilities. They also had a great little area for tent campers to!…And the big
question on everybody’s mind; What about camping in Tuk? So….They have a handful of
campsites on this little spit that jets out into the Arctic Ocean…It is
depending on which site you choose between 50 and 60 dollars a night. Now I
know you just, your jaw just fell right? But….Think about it this way; They are
charging high prices right now because… The summer of 2019 was the first summer
they were open. And they are charging those prices to be able to fund
improvements to the camping area there! I think it’s kind of amazing personally;
That they gave the campers the best location in town! I mean you’re literally
on the shores of the ocean, great views! And….If the weather was better, you could
probably go for a walk! It was pretty stormy while we were there! But enjoy a
nice walk on the beach….Coming back around to that very sticker shocking
price! Ahh…You have to look at the bigger picture! Up until a couple years ago; This
Tuk was a remote Northern Canadian village! You know, they called it the hamlet.
But it is a native village! The indigenous people of this continent. It
is the end of the road now! You know, even before there was a road…It
was the end of the road! So things do not leave. You go into these villages! You may
be shocked at the way things look. You have got to realize; You’re not in the
city and you’re at the end of the line! So if you see broken-down equipment and
snow machines….Keep in mind that… You know… That’s a wealth of parts that somebody
might need one day! Okay circling back around to why that a
campground is so expensive… It is in the middle of nowhere at the Top of the
World! Nothing is cheap! So keep that in mind
and just…I viewed it…If we decided to stay the night…We didn’t because we just
wanted to get the journey back home going….But I would have viewed it more as a
donation to helping out future campers! And….I would have been more than happy to
pay 50, 60 bucks a night purely to just help future people!…One last thought on
this topic….If you happen not to be traveling to Tuktoyaktuk in a camper;
They do have a handful of bed and breakfasts! The visitor center has a list.
So you can call or get that ahead of time and…They also have two restaurants
that we were aware of! We tried Grandma’s Kitchen, you can try some traditional
native cuisine like for example; We had Muktuk while we were there, which is
boiled of whale! So….They do have services there uhhhmm…But you probably want to bring a
little bit of your own food because it is pretty pricey up there! It wouldn’t hurt
to bring a cooler!….So how long should you allow for
this trip up to the shores of the Arctic Ocean? That really depends on the
traveler! We have a time schedule on this trip! We would have loved to spend two
weeks. And you could easily spend two weeks, having a great time working your
way up! We made it up in give or take two days! We spent two days up there and…On
the way back this journey, we knocked off Inuvik to ahh…Pretty much the beginning
of the Dempster, all in one day’s driving! So that just puts things in perspective!
You know, you can do it all in one day if you were flying up there….But you’re
gonna be missing a lot….So every day you can add the better!….What to do on this
trip? Man…The list is actually quite long if you can believe it! So on the
journey up there, be sure to stop and get pictures at the Arctic Circle sign.
That’s kind of a special thing! The natural and free opportunities
abound! So hiking, very picking…There’s
opportunities to stop and go fishing! Tons of amazing photo..Photo
opportunities…Once you get up into the Inuvik and Toktuyuktuk area….So Inuvik is
a vibrant little town. There’s a beautiful church there to visit, they
have a lot of restaurants….They have charters for fishing. And kind of like
the typical things you would expect at a town of about 3500 people! Uhmmmm…
When you get up to Tuk, keep in mind… That it’s a new venture for them to have
tourists who didn’t have to fly in to get there! So they maybe aren’t just
developed in the area of organized tours… But they still have a sod house to visit…
You can check out the Pingos, which are naturally occurring hills that happen as
a result of lakes and permafrost ahhh… Freezing together….You’d go google it,
read..It’s really cool! You can also bring your own kayaks or canoes and go
for a nice paddle….They have events at a local hall in the evenings…..Checkout the
grocery store and see what kind of prices they have. That’s always
entertaining! They also have plenty of things, like community things… Like
basketball courts and diamonds for baseball and….Something I think is really
cool; Is you can go swimming and probably one of the most Northern swimming pools
on the planet! So yeah, all kinds of things to keep you busy! It’s pretty
awesome!…If you love documenting your travels as much as I do, you probably
have a drone! If you are an American, you are not going to at least at this time
be able to fly your drone! I attempted to get the permissions because in June of
2019 everything changed in Canada! There’s recreational and advanced
licenses. And as an American, they just do not have it at this time where I can
qualify. I look forward to that day because it was absolutely spectacular!
And we were driving through these spots.. it’s just God’s country and thinking
like; “Oh my goodness! The drone would be so nice but…Yeah, I gotta obey the laws
when I’m a guest in somebody else country! Speaking of obeying the laws and
respecting the traditions of countries that you visit; I want to touch on a
topic that was something of discussion on forums as well as people that we
talked to while we are on the trip. And that is experiencing some rudeness from
the locals in the far North country. I think it’s really important to remember
that even if you are Canadian or have travelled to Canada before; It’s
different there! These are communities that are far removed from typical
Canadian life! Ahh… They often have large native population. And so you’re gonna
have some pretty significant cultural differences! They communicate very
differently and….While you might perceive it as rude, you might want to consider
that it could just be a difference in culture! It’s also really important to
remember to respect their traditions and them as locals!… I personally experienced
a very kind, very generous, talkative, chatty, happy people! So….Just keep that in
mind! Be culturally sensitive! And….And be aware of your surroundings!
And the privilege and honor that it always is to visit people of another
culture or another country! And that you are the visitor in their home!….Alright
guys; This video is a wrap! Thank you so much for watching….Ahh…You’ll find links
to the things that we mentioned in the video description. But yeah, I strongly
encourage you to just make the trip up to Tuktoyaktuk! It will forever change
your life and the way you see the world! If you have never experienced the native
culture and the North country. So hey, thanks for watching! Hit that SUBSCRIBE
button and we will see you on the road!

How to Make an Attractive City

How to Make an Attractive City


Cities are a big deal: we pretty much all have to live in them; We should try hard to get them right. So few cities are nice; very, very few out of many thousands are really beautiful. Embarrassingly, the more appealing ones tend to be old, which is weird because we’re mostly much better at making things now: cars, planes, or phones. Why not, then, cities? It’s crazy to settle for this and to leave something so important to chance. We need to get more scientific and identify the principles that determine how a city gets to be pretty or ugly. It’s not a mystery why we like some cities so much better than others. This is a manifesto about how to make attractive cities. There are six fundamental things a city needs to get right. 1. Not too chaotic; Not too ordered One of the things we really love in cities is order. Order means balance, symmetry and repetition; it means the same thing happening again and again, and the left side matching the right side. Order is one of the reasons so many people love Paris. But most cities are a complete mess. When it’s a mess, it seems like no one is in charge. And that’s worrying. It’s horrible when everything is jumbled up. A pitched roof next to a flat roof, a stark geometrical box next to a muddled car park, high rise towers that look as if they’ve been placed at random, like teeth in a gaping mouth. We generally have an itch to straighten things out, and when we can’t, it’s frustrating. The same urge is there when we look at cities. Often, it’s not skyscrapers that we mind in the city, it’s skyscrapers that have been dumped without planning, like they are increasingly in London, whereas New York or Chicago shows the ordered way that we love. However, you have to keep something else in mind: excessive order can be just as much of a problem. Too much regularity can be soul destroying. Too much order feels rigid and alien. It can be bleak, relentless, and harsh. So the ideal we’re seeking is variety and order. This is the idea in a square in Telč in the Czech Republic: where every house is the same width and height but within that ordered pattern, every house has been allowed freedom at the level of form and colour or in Java-eiland in Amsterdam where the pattern is quite strict: each house has the same height and width, the color range is restricted, but within this grid, each unit is completely individual. We’re perfectly in the middle between chaos and boringness here. And that’s what humans adore. That’s what more and more cities should have: order and variety. So as a general rule: too much mess, and it’s off putting, but too much simple order, and it’s boring. What we crave it’s organized complexity which you can see as much here: as here: Now, for the second thing that makes cities beautiful: they have to have visible life. There are streets that are dead and streets that are alive and in general, we crave the live ones. This is a live street in Hong Kong. This is a live scene in Venice. In the 18th century, the painter Canaletto specialized in pictures of cities everyone loved because they’re full of life. There’s always plenty going on. In this painting we can see a stonemason’s yard. The work sheds are rough, but they’re charming. It’s fascinating to see what people are up to. How do they load those huge blocks onto the gondolas? The life of the city is on display, and we’re primed to love this. Contrast this with dead streets of many modern cities. Today, the places where a lot of the work gets done look dull and dead. They’re spaced out along huge highways, and you never go there unless you happen to work there yourself because there’s nothing to see. And most office buildings are brutally anonymous; the people inside might be working
in all sorts of fascinating stuff, but we just don’t know, and it’s disorienting and cold. The street levels are dead. Contrast this with the streets we all love, where you can see things going on: a bakery, a cobbler’s shop, and markets selling carpets, a burger bar, a bookshop; these are streets we love because they’re full of life. More and more, in modern cities, we’ve hidden life away. We have lots of dead sheds, and dead towers, connected up by dead motorways where you can barely glimpse your fellow humans. Rather than the old alleyways
where you can see people at work, look them in the eye as they walk down the road and feel connected to others. Modern planners have become obessed by hiding technology rather than trying to make it nice to look at. Today we’de be outraged if we heard a huge pipeline was gonna be slapped across a lovely river; we’d be up in arms! But we book trips to go and see the Roman Pont du Gard in southern France. That’s because it’s built for beauty and practicality. We think it’s the pipe we hate. It’s not. It’s just the ugliness. So let’s make sure our streets are full of life, full of people doing stuff you can see through the windows. That’s what make certain cities
so attractive to walk along: the work is on show, the people are proud of what they’re doing and happy to let the world notice and appreciate the practical side of things. There’s a third principle of good cities: They are compact. In the past, being able to be alone or just with your partner or family, was at first, a huge achievement. Only the largest class, the poor, lived huddled together and it was horrid. As soon as people had money,
they wanted to move out, and have their own plots. Through the later decades of 20th century, more and more people tucked themselves away in a private realm. And it’s been a disaster. It’s become deadly, cold, and boring, and very, very wasteful on the environment. A compact city like Barcelona swallows a fraction of the energy of a sprawling one like Phoenix, in Arizona. We’ve built a world of endless dead dormitory suburbs connected by sterile wide motorways all because we labor under the false impression that we want to be far away from other people. But in fact it’s wonderful to have the balancing moderating influence of living close to other people in uplifting surroundings. That’s why we need tightly packed, well-ordered cities with lots of squares in public places in which we can hang out. All the most beautiful compact cities have squares. Yet, the art of the square has gone into terrible decline. We keep promoting the invention of mobile phones, but no one’s built a good square anywhere on this planet for decades. It’s not rocket science though. Look at the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome. It’s a public place, but intimate and closed enough to feel like an extension of your home. Lounging about here, having a coffee or a beer, reading a paper, you get to be around other people, their moderating, cheering affect is restoring. It takes you away from the over intense, couple obsessed atmosphere of the home. There’s an art to a good square: it should be neither too big nor too small, anything over 30 meters in diameter starts become too large by which we mean: the individual become overly small relative to the space around them, creating a sense of alienation and dislocation. In a good square you should be able to see the face of a person across the square, You could if need be hail someone walking on the other side. The ideal square must offer a feeling of containment, but not claustrophobia. There’s another principle of good cities to do with orientation and mystery. By definition, cities are huge, but the cities that a lot of people love also have lots of little back streets and small lanes where you can feel cozy and get a bit lost. We’re drawn to the sense of mystery and enclosure that these streets offer. It’s actually lovely to get a bit lost. A warren of alleyways can feel homely and intimate. At Cartagena, in Colombia, the balconies nearly touch across the street- you can see your neighbors having breakfast, you know when they’ve gone to bed, what time the children do their homework on a Sunday evening. The fact that everyone is little bit on display a lot of the time tends to make people nicer. They don’t shout at each other quite so much. They put flowers on the table more often. We like it, but we forget that we do, and we don’t quite know how to ask for it. Modern planners and developers give us maximum privacy because they suppose that’s what we all want, and because they insist that cars and lorries, which like a lot more space than people, are the most important things in the world. Of course we need balance between small streets and big ones. Necessarily, cities are large. We love small streets, but they’re a nightmare when you have to go any distance. So the ideal is to have big boulevards, grand, wide straight places, and also little warrens of streets. We need cities that offer us two important pleasures: the pleasures of mystery and the pleasures of orientation. Let’s think about scale now. Modern cities are all about big things. Joseph Campbell once wrote: “If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to”. The biggest most prominent things tell us about the actual, rather than admitted priorities of a society. We don’t collectively say we worship
sports shoe corporations, tax specialists, the oil industry, and pharmaceuticals. Our cities, however, tell another story. They’re full of enormous towers devoted to just these things. That is a bit depressing. As humans, we don’t mind things being big, per se, we don’t mind being humbled, so long as the things we are bowing to deserve homage, like a beautiful mosque, or a cathedral, or a museum. But we’ve allowed our cities to be hijacked by aggressive commercial interests, by towers that honor not God, or love, or humanity, but pizza corporations and hedge funds. They exist because we’ve made a big dumb collective mistake: we focused on who owns land, but we don’t think about who owns space, who has air rights. And in the end, who has air rights determines what you can see from your window. We suggest that the ideal height for any city block is five stories high. No more. Above that people start to feel small, insignificant, and trivial. So we say: cut down those towers and pack everything into five stories. Make it dense, compact, and tight, like they do in some parts of Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and Paris, the bits we love. Of course, occasionally there can be a huge building, but let’s keep it for something really special, something all of humanity can love. Towers have to be worthy of their prominence, they must be aligned with our best ambitions and long-term needs. Finally, make it local. Somethings should be the same everywhere. We don’t expect there to be a uniquely Venezuelan telephone or a distinctively Icelandic bicycle. But, we don’t want buildings to look the same everywhere. It’s hugely disappointing when you fly somewhere for hours, land, and feel you could be anywhere. The problem isn’t just that we like a bit of variation for it’s own sake; because of climate, history and social traditions, each society really does have different needs, different strengths and weaknesses. There are many distinct styles of happiness; many good and varied ways of conductive and collective life. The sameness of cities is a problem because it reveals how far each of us must be from engaging with an specific character of it’s own place. It’s like wearing the same clothes in all climates, or speaking exactly the same way irrespective of who you’re talking to. Cities need to have strong characters connected to the use of distinctive local materials and forms. The pale sandstone, of Millbrae Crescent in Glasgow’s south side, is a local material, A medium grained, carboniferous, blond sandstone- formed when the Scottish landmass lay near the equator. Or around Cambridge, brick from the local yellowish gault clay is a major traditional material. Or think of the way the great Australian architect, Glenn Murcutt, found ways to put up buildings that reflected the distinctive character Australian life. So the law should be: don’t make your city from buildings that could be just anywhere; find a style of architecture that reflects what makes your location specific. The obstacles to building beautiful cities and not economic. Collectively, we’ve got enough money. We face two main problems: firstly, an intellectual confusion around beauty, and secondly, lack of political will. The intellectual confusion is: we think no one has a right to say what’s beautiful and what’s ugly; we get worried about who decides; we think beauty is subjective, so surely no one should say anything about it. It’s a very understandable qualm, but it’s horribly useful to greedy property developers. It’s such a relief to these people to learn that there is no such thing as beauty; it means they can get away with murder. We may not agree to the very last point about what a beautiful city is, but we know an ugly one when we see it. No one’s ever willingly taken holiday in Frankfurt-on-Main or Birmingham, and there are good reasons for this to do with an objective sense of beauty. So let’s stop being dangerously relativistic about this. Yes! There is such a thing as beauty. Sydney and San Francisco and Bath and Bordeaux have it and most other places don’t. The proof lies in the tourist statistics. Let’s not just say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; that’s just a gift to the next wealthy idiot who wants to put up a horrible tower. The other obstacle is a lack of political will. We’ve abandoned the design of cities to the greedy rich. We’ve given up believing in democracy. We’ve faced and have lost the battle between the public good and commercial opportunism. There will always be a greedy, slick lobby fighting for ugly development, but we can say no. Beautiful cities have only ever been created when governments impose strict and ambitious regulations to keep the greedy, private guys in check. Think of Edinburgh’s amazing New Town, which only got of the ground because the government established clear rules to keep developers in check. They were precise legislation detailing heights for buildings, quality of finish, the width of pavements, and a character of the skyline. That’s the only way you get beauty. They didn’t leave it to the free market. Do that, and you will have chaos. When governments give up on beauty, people start to hate all building. We become collectively despondent. We think we hate all building, and that we can’t create beautiful places We get obsessed by restorations and opposed to anything new, which is wrong because we need places to live. Humanity hasn’t put up a single beautiful city since about 1905. When Venice was built, no one regretted the lagoons that had been swallowed up. The goal of building, should be to put up things that don’t leave us regretting the nature that’s been lost because the architecture is every bit the equal of the designs of nature. We can create more beautiful cities, but we have to confront opportunistic developers and our own intellectual confusions. Governments can only create beauty if they have enough public backing. Political will is ultimately about what all of us, the electorate, are asking for. That’s why we made this film and hope to awaken you to your power as citizens to help legislate for beautiful cities in the future These are the six rules. Now, it’s time to fight to put them in action.

What to do if Your Baby has a Burn or Scald – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

What to do if Your Baby has a Burn or Scald – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance


As your baby crawls or toddles around exploring the world, they may come into contact with something that can burn or scald them.
A burn is usually caused by dry heat, like a flame or a fire, a hot iron, or sunburn.
A scald is caused by wet heat, like steam or a hot cup of tea.
If your baby has a burn or scald you might see some of these signs.
They may cry or have pain in the area They may have a reddened, swollen patch of skin They may have blisters
Or they may have peeling skin If you think your baby has a burn or scald,
move them away from the source of the heat. Cool the burn or scald by running it under
cold water, for at least 10 minutes. Don’t use ice, gels or creams on the area
– they can damage the affected skin and increase the risk of infection.
Remove the clothing from around the burn. If the clothing is stuck to the skin, don’t try to remove it. Cover the burn with cling film or a clean plastic bag. Get rid of the first few centimeters, place a single sheet over the burn and scrunch the edges. But don’t wrap it around the limb.This protects it from infection. Always seek medical advice if your baby has a burn or a scald.
If the burn or scald is on the baby’s face, hands or feet, or if the injured area is larger
than the size of the baby’s hand, or if it is a deep burn, then it’s a serious
burn or scald. Serious burns or scalds need emergency treatment,
so call 999 or 112. While you wait for the ambulance, treat your
baby for shock if necessary. So remember, move them away from the heat Cool the burn with water for at least 10 minutes. Protect the burn with cling film.
Call 999 or 112 for an ambulance. And that’s how you treat a baby with a burn
or scald. Thanks for watching, help support St John Ambulance, donate today

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant


Immanuel Kant is a philosopher who tried
to work out how human beings could be good and kind outside of the
exaltations and blandishments of traditional religions. He was born in
1724, in the Baltic city of Königsberg, which at that time was part of Prussia
and now belongs to Russia, renamed Kaliningrad. Kant’s parents were very
modest, his father was a saddle maker Kant never had much money, a fact he
dealt with cheerfully by living very modestly. It wasn’t until he was in his
fifties that he became a fully salaried professor and attained a moderate degree
of prosperity. His family were deeply religious and very strict. Later in life Kant did not have any conventional
religious beliefs, but he was acutely aware of just how much religion had
contributed to his parents’ ability to cope with all the hardships of their
existence and how useful religion could be in fostering social cohesion and
community. Kant was physically very slight, frail, and anything but good
looking, yet he was very sociable and some of his colleagues used to criticize him
for going to too many parties. When eventually he was able to entertain, he
had rules about conversation at his table. At the start of a dinner party he
decreed that people should swap stories about what had been happening recently,
then there should be a major phase of reflective discourse in which those
present attempted to clarify an important topic, and finally there should
be a closing period of hilarity so that everyone left in a good mood. He died in
1804 in his eightieth year in Königsberg, having rarely felt the need
to spend any time outside the city in which he was born. Kant was writing at a
highly interesting period in history we now know as The Enlightenment. In an
essay called “What is Enlightenment?” published in 1784, Kant proposed that
the identifying feature of his age was its growing secularism. Intellectually,
Kant welcomed the declining belief in Christianity, but in a practical sense he
was also alarmed by it. He was a pessimist about human character and
believed that we are by nature intensely prone to corruption. It was this
awareness that led him to formulate what would be his life’s project, the desire to replace religious
authority with the authority of reason, that is human intelligence. When it came to religion, Kant summed up his views in a book entitled “Religion within the bounds of reason alone”. Here he argued that although historical religions had all
been wrong in the content of what they believed, they had latched onto a great
need to promote ethical behavior, a need which still remained. It was in this context that Kant came up with the idea for which he’s perhaps still most famous, what he called the “Categorical Imperative”. This strange sounding term
first appeared in a horrendously named work “Groundwork of the metaphysics of
morals”. The Categorical Imperative states: What did Kant mean by this this? This was only a very formal restatement of an idea that’s
been around for a long time, something we meet within all the main
religions: Kant was offering
a handy way of testing the morality of an action by imagining how it would be
if it were generally practiced and you were the victim of it. It might be tempting
to filter a few pads of paper from the station recovered at work, it seems like
a small thing. But if everyone did this, the cupboard and society at large would
need a lot of guards. Similarly, if you have an affair and keep it quiet from
your partner you might feel that’s okay but the categorical imperative comes
down against this because you would then have to embrace the idea that it would
be equally okay for your partner to have affairs and not tell you. The categorical
imperative is designed to shift our perspective, to get us to see our own
behavior in less immediately personal terms and thereby recognize some of its
limitations. Kant went on to argue that the core idea of the categorical
imperative could be stated in another way: This was intended as a replacement for the
Christian injunction for universal love, the command to “love one’s neighbor.” To
treat a person as an end, for Kant meant keeping in view that they had a life of their
own in which they were seeking happiness and fulfillment and deserve justice and
fair treatment. The categorical imperative, Kant argued, is the voice of
our own rational selves. It’s what we all truly believe when we’re thinking
sensibly, it’s the rule our own intelligence gives us. Kant extended his thinking
about the categorical imperative into the political sphere. He believed that the
central duty of government is to ensure liberty, but he sensed there was
something terribly wrong with the ordinary definition of freedom or
liberty, it should not be thought of in libertarian terms as the ability to do
just whatever we want. We are free only when we act in accordance with our own
best natures, and we are slaves whenever we are under the rule of our own
passions or those of others. As Kant put it, So freedom isn’t an absence of government, a free society isn’t one that allows people more and more opportunity to do whatever they
happen to fancy. It’s one that helps everyone become more reasonable. The good
state represents the rational element in us all. It rules according to a
universally valid will under which everyone can be free, so
government ideally is the externalized, institutionalized version of the best
parts of ourselves. It might be a bit surprising at first to discover that in
1793, Kant published a major work on beauty and art, “The Critique of Judgment.” It might seem like a bit of a sideline for a thinker otherwise concerned with
politics and ethics, but Kant held that his ideas about art and beauty were the cornerstones of his entire philosophy As we’ve been seeing, Kant thought that life involved a constant struggle between our better selves and our passions, between
duty and pleasure. Beauty, Kant especially liked roses, vines, apple trees and birds, delights us in a very special and important way. It’s a reminder of
and goad to our better selves, unlike so much else in our lives, our love of
beauty is in Kant’s word “disinterested,” it takes us out of our narrow, selfish
concerns but in a charming delightful way without being stern or demanding. The
beauty of nature is a continual, quiet, and insistent reminder of our common
universal being. A pretty flower is just as attractive to the tired farm worker
as to the prince. The graceful flight of a swallow is as lovely to a child as to
the most learned professor. For Kant, the role of art is to embody the most important ethical ideas It’s a natural extension of philosophy.
Kant held that we needed to have art continually before us, so as to benefit
from vivid illustrations and memorable symbols of good behavior and thereby keep the wayward parts of ourselves in check Kant’s books were dense, abstract, and highly intellectual, but in them he sketched a very important project that
remains crucial to this day. He wanted to understand how the better, more
reasonable parts of our natures could be strengthened so as to reliably win out
over our inbuilt weaknesses and selfishness. As Kant saw it, he was engaged
in the task of developing a secular, rational version of what religions had,
very imperfectly, always attempted to do, help us to be good

Officials issue warning after woman puts injured bobcat in SUV

Officials issue warning after woman puts injured bobcat in SUV


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