I wonder if I am the only one noticing a heavy negative publicity for dangers to unsupervised free outdoor activities?
Consider all the dangers supposedly lurking out there in the wild outdoors.
West Nile, Lyme, Skin cancer, Wasp/Bee stings, Spiders, Snakes, Sun poisoning, UV, Swimming unsupervised across lakes and rivers, Biking long distance alone, Climbing rocks alone, lightening and generally a fear of adverse weather, a rain is called a storm, a little snow a blizzard, a mild storm a hurricane
If I were to follow all the well meaning advise I would need to go outside covered head to feet, have medical support or better yet go in a health club or stay home.
OTOH there seems to be a hidden big problem with people sitting or laying in their homes and getting slowly disabled. This morning paper is about a 900# 33 year old guy needing a lift truck to get to a hospital because he may be sick.