Beware the Ides of March

The phrase “Beware the Ides of March” often refers to some betrayal that is going to happen to somebody. Most famously in history and literature, it happened to Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play when the soothsayer warns Caesar to beware the ides of March – the day he was assassinated by Brutus and his Roman accomplices, March 15, 44 BC..

While most of us are lucky enough not to worry about traitors stabbing us to death, the Ides of March do remind us that anything can happen when you least expect it (et tu Brutus?)

In previous posts I have documented some of these unexpected moments and how to be prepared:

Offshore Medical emergencies

Green River with No map no GPS no cell phone

First Aid kits

How to build a first aid kit for anything, including trauma from stab wounds (only if Caesar had one).

Sat communications

Even being detained by police at hostile border crossings, and so on.

So, always be prepared and make sure you have proper gear and training (books and resources) to use them before heading out in the unknown.

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