We have an abbreviated saying in the dual sport adventure riding community – ATGATT
It stands for, “All the gear, all the time”. It is a philosophy of wearing all your protective gear (helmet, gloves, boots, etc.) each and every time you ride your bike. Because, you know, crashes happen.
The other saying we use is that there are only two types of riders: those who are going to crash and those who are going to crash again. If you take that saying to heart then, like a good boy scout, you should be prepared.