If you’re a gentle-natured woman, it might be difficult to imagine using pepper spray to temporarily cause harm to an attacker in the event of an emergency. Carrying pepper spray can be essential for your personal safety and protection, however. Although many women are able to effectively protect themselves from attackers using pepper spray, millions more carry pepper spray and don’t know how to use it. Once you make the decision to carry pepper spray or any other self-defense device, consider these words of advice:
- Know how to use your pepper spray. Read all instructions carefully, and practice opening the canister, if required.
- Know where your pepper spray is at all times. Not only does this help you stay protected wherever you go, but it keeps your pepper spray away from any children or animals that might be hurt by it.
- Devise a strategy that you will follow if you are required to engage your pepper spray. Have a Plan A and a Plan B.
- Learn a few simple self-defense techniques. Some self-defense is remarkably simple but even more incredibly effective. With a little practice and know-how, you’ll easily be able to wrestle out of an attacker’s grip in order to fire your pepper spray and flee the scene.
Still think you’re too timid to use pepper spray? Consider these real-life success stories.
On November 8, 2010, a woman in her twenties was caught off guard when an unidentified man attacked her in an apartment complex parking lot in North Syracuse, NY. The woman was attacked as she was opening her car door, and after briefly struggling to reach for her pepper spray, she sprayed the attacker. The man let go of the woman and ran away.
Just a few days later, on November 20 in Jackson County, Oregon, a man invaded the home of a local woman, attempting to assault and rob her. After the burglar pushed the woman to the floor and fought with her, the woman was able to reach her pepper spray. She sprayed the man; he yelled out in pain, and ran out the door.
On January 17, 2011, in Hewitt, Texas, a robber stormed into a hair salon and attempted to rob the business. Fortunately, a female customer was carrying pepper spray and sprayed the robber, who then fled the scene in pain.
These are just a few stories of brave, prepared women who defended themselves and others in the event of an attack. Don’t be caught unarmed! Purchase a pepper spray to fit your needs today at SafetyGirl.com!