It’s no secret that we live in an increasingly dangerous world. Every time you turn on the news you hear about a new assault or issue. And these can be especially intimidating times to be a woman who travels alone. But preparation is key, and there are ways to help protect yourself and stay safe, especially when you’re alone.
Pepper spray is one of the most accessible and well known forms of self defense. A shot of pepper spray to the face of your attacker will deter them by temporarily taking away their vision, which will give you time to get away. Pepper spray may be disguised as anything from lipstick to key chains, and is easy to carry and keep accessible.
Stun guns will pack more of a punch than pepper spray, but can be just as easily disguised if needed. You might find stun guns that look like flashlights, smartphones, or even lipstick. When activated, a stun gun sends a high-voltage electricity to the body of your attacker. This will attack their nervous system and leave your attacker unable to carry out his plans. Stun guns do differ from a taser, in that they must come in contact with the attacker, but are a perfect tool if you have been grabbed and are trying to get away.
Although it may seem intimidating to carry a knife, there are many products available that make this safe, easy and will leave you with the peace of mind you’ve been looking for. If you’ve been attacked, you want to be prepared to truly fight back to keep yourself protected and safe. Many of these knives will fit on your key ring, making them accessible in a stressful moment.
While not a way to fight back with your attacker, personal alarms will sound a very loud signal, alerting any around to the danger you’re facing. All it takes is the click of a button on these little devices, and the siren-like sound will make it known that you’re in trouble and need to be noticed.
Guns and Concealed Carry Items
Concealed carry permits are gaining popularity among many women. This is one more way to feel in control and feel protected. Once the permit has been secured and the right gun has been selected, there are many concealed carry options for women. Holsters are available to conceal on your thigh, ankle, belly or even on the strap of your bra.
Whatever you feel your threat level may be, it always a good idea to be informed and be prepared. And the options are out there, so find what’s best for you and stay safe.