In my junior year while attending college, I decided to go out of my campus dormitory for a place in a row of boardinghouses just outside the school grounds. Even though security would be nowhere near as tight, I did it to save money and start living more independently.
Right after learning that a boarder of a different house got mugged on her way home one evening, I started to be twice as careful. Was there not some form of college woman self defense which I could have on me at all times and can use without any kind of guesswork?
Someone else’s terrible experience was the way I came to discover the use of pepper spray, that I keep is one of the easiest safety tools to tote around and put to use. Even though your brain melts in a state of panic, you would know to aim and spray.
Defense sprays work by causing a severe burning sensation in the skin as well as the eyes. The potent ones can further make the recipient gag and cough unmanageably, and force the eyes close.
I got sold immediately on the personal sizes as these are compact and light, and great for slipping into and grabbing from a pocket or purse. You can hide a mini pepper spray in the hand so as not to forewarn and thus forearm an attacker.
As a personal bonus, these small pepper sprays got to be offered eventually in adorable colors. The Mace Personal Model Hot Pink 10% pepper spray which I use can supposedly empty 10 one-second bursts onto a target 8 to 12 feet away.
This 18-gram 10% Peppergard is said to be powerful, high-grade OC pepper spray, which checks out according to what I have seen it do. It comes fitted with a flip-top safety cap, finger grip dispenser and also key chain.
Because for a young woman self defense is as challenging as the crimes being countered, being able to work a defense spray easily is a huge load off. Moreover, they’re non-lethal and the incapacitating results peter out in 15 to 50 minutes.
Gari B Shaffer has been training people how to use self defense items to protect themselves for years. There are many options, including stun guns, pepper sprays and personal alarms. He provides full support and instruction on how to use the items.