The second is called a safety cupboard. This is where all the safety equipment is supposed to go. I cleaned it to take the picture. I still need to put the hooks in to hold everything on the peg board but it still functions to keep the dust off of the safety equipment when not being used. The main piece is the respirator. It is not fun to have dust accumulate in the mask and then put it on.
So the one thing that I do not have in it that I should is a first aid kit. I have them inside the house and in the car but not one at my disposal in the garage. I am going to go into a little bit of specifics on the first aid kit that I want in the garage.
- Random selection of band-aids. This is pretty self explanatory.
- Good set of tweezers. Splinters need to be dealt with quickly or they get forgotten about and infected.
- X-acto knife or hobby knife. This has a sharper point than a utility knife and can cut skin. My mother dug out splinters with a pin or needle. This is effective but when digging it tears skin instead of cuts it.
- Gauze bandages, large. If it is not a small cut it is a large one.
- Gauze wrap. I hate the tape on skin and hair.
- Medical tape. Something has to hold the gauze wrap in place.
- Anti-bacterial ointment. Another thing that is self explanatory.
- A trauma pad. I hope to never have to use this. It is a pad for lots of blood. From what I understand a super absorbent maxi pad is the best, but I know nothing about feminine products.
I do not really complain about the weather in California. Let's face it, in the middle of winter we have the Rose Parade and it is gorgeous outside while most of the US is is covered in snow. This past weekend was extremely humid and hot. I made it a point to stay hydrated. It is really easy to get to really focused on what you are doing and forget to hydrate - water is the best and soda does nothing. Heat stroke and dehydration are not fun and the affect can last for days. Please know your body's limits and not to push too hard.