With all the negatives surrounding the tragic death of Caylee Anthony and the subsequent legal proceedings, one positive that can and should be taken from it is that it has opened America's eyes and put a spotlight on water safety and the very real possibility of drowning, even in a small amount of water. This is not meant as any sort of commentary on the case, but rather a guide to help prevent accidents similar to what has been described during the case from happening.
Drowning can occur in any depth of water, even as little as 30 mm of water if lying face down in it. Parents need to stay alert with children around any sort of water, including bath tubs, sinks, toilets, pools, hot tubs, ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, and the ocean.
While it seems needless to say, even the most attentive and caring parents oftentimes can overlook the dangers of water for children and how easily a day at the pool or a fishing trip or even something as simple as a bath can go bad. Heck, when I was a kid, I even came close to drowning in a pool. However, if parents take the proper precautions, they can do a lot to prevent such events from occurring. Following are some safety tips I've gathered from www.safekids.org regarding children in and around the water. Please take a moment to read over these, even if you aren't a parent, as it may help you save a life.
One of the most important aspects of hunting and fishing is that they are time-honored traditions dating back to our earliest ancestors.
Starting with the hunters and gatherers, who used spears and arrows to kill their prey, each subsequent generation has learned the tricks of the trade from the generations before them. Tricks like using worms on hooks, disguising oneself with camouflage or using decoys all have come about as a result of years and years of trial and error. In other words, hunting and fishing have evolved.
The reason that sportspeople nowadays are able to enjoy the thrills of the outdoors are because the hunters and anglers before them perfected the art and have passed that information on to the next generation. As the years passed, the bulk of the information stayed the same with new information occasionally being added. Thus, evolution.
The most important thing for the current generation of hunters and anglers to remember is that if you don't pass on this information to your children, it dies with you. Even if you're teaching other people's kids how to hunt and fish, you're still ensuring that a new generation of hunters and anglers will pick up the tradition and carry it on.