A shut-in who's trying to get out more has some questions
Sorry if this is better somewhere else, I couldn't find a "general" category or anything.
I'm 19, and I've been quite a shut-in for most of my life. I had problems with stalkers when I was 11-14, and I guess I haven't really learned what "normal" safety is, and I'm not familiar with outdoors stuff at all, so these are probably going to be really dumb questions.
I love nighttime, it's always so quiet and calm, and so I'd love to go for walks at night, and find a nice secluded spot to relax in. Is going out at night unsafe? Should I be sure to be inside before like midnight or something? Would a 3 AM stroll just because I couldn't sleep and felt like it be really dumb? Would letting myself fall alseep out there (even before midnight, if I set an alarm or something) be unsafe?
There's an old abandoned building near me, someone said it had asbestos in it and that it leaked into the field around it. Some of the window frames don't have glass in them, and much of the roof is gone. And it rains a lot here. I really like that field, and I'd like to spend a lot of time there when I get more used to going out. Should I worry about the asbestos and stuff? I've been exposed to it before in my life, so should I worry more than most people would?
Also, I've wondered off and on if some homeless person was taking shelter in that building. I'm never going to go in it, of course, but should I worry about how safe it is to be near it, especially at night?
In my area they recently discovered a new deadly disease spread by ticks. The field by that building gets very very tall grass sometimes, they mow it every 4 months or something. Would it be dumb for me to hang out in it? Should I just avoid doing so when the grass starts getting taller? Is there a, preferably natural, preferably with a very mild scent if any, bug spray that would solve that problem you would recommend?