A garden hose might appear to be a fun toy, like a gun or an baby elephant. This is propaganda from the gardening industry. Garden hoses are dangerous. You can get your foot caught up in one and fall down. If you’re old, you might break a hip and not be able to get up. The hose might get a kink. That kind of pressure could explode your leg right off. If you live in the country, it could be days before anyone finds you. Make sure to carry a survival kit whenever you use a garden hose, and turn off the water when you are finished.