Darkness provides a cloak for criminal activity, which is why safety experts are increasingly recommending led flashlights as an essential part of any self-defense kit. A small LED keychain or a flashlight tucked into your purse or glove compartment can go a long way toward preventing or warding off an attack.
Try and have someone with you while walking city streets. There is safety in numbers and attacks are less likely to occur if you are with other people. iPods or other devices that use headphones should not be used when walking. Criminals look for easy targets and not only are the headphones a good sign that you are not paying attention to what’s going on around you, but the devices they are attached to can also be a tempting target of thieves. If you are confronted by someone looking to cause you harm, yell, scream and attract as much attention to yourself as possible. The unwanted attention may be enough to scare away your attacker.
The second day got started off pretty well but one of the other riders had a hemorrhoid problem so he was in quite a but discomfort riding. I on the other note was seeing some left knee pain when starting on some of the hills.
Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you. Try to make your purchases using a personal check, credit card, or ATM card if you can. When you do have to pay with cash only pull out what is needed. Keep the rest of your money hidden from view. Save your most expensive purchases for last, so you can head straight home afterward.
When walking to the car, always have your keys in your hand, and the thumb near the ‘horn’ button – if you have one. If you don’t have one, then consider a personal alarm for women.
The same cannot be said about irritants like tear gas, though. Irritants rely more on pain infliction to be effective. Because sensitivity to pain may be greatly decreased in drugged aggressors, tear gas may or may not be effective in those dangerous situations. In other words, you will not be able to predict the outcome of your self defense attempt by using tear gas alone, because you will never know beforehand whether or not an adversary will be under the influence of drugs. Irritants (tear gas) will work mainly on non-drugged individuals.
This is a great self defense tool that you can use at home or keep in your car. For women who need added peace of mind, this is the stun gun baton that is perfect for home use.