To live alone safely
I live in relative isolation, though my daughter lives on the other end of the property, it has a lot of woods and brush and so it's not easy to see what's going on in my place. So a certain amount of prudence is required.
I make sure I have a fire-extinguisher close by the wood-stove and one in the kitchen, the smoke alarms are kept up.
Most of the time I lock my doors, though some times I forget.
If I do something that could become a problem, I make sure DD is on the property and aware of my intentions and I take my cordless phone with me - though I don't know what it would do for me should I fall off the roof, for instance - it would be on the roof and I would no be....