Often times people will ask why should I buy pepper spray? I will probably never need it. Let me tell you about a time when one of my closest friends was very glad she had pepper spray with her.
My friend had just gone through a tough divorce and her now ex husband was a bit of a bully. He made several veiled threats throughout their marriage and several more intense ones after they separated. For this reason I suggested she consider purchasing one of the many defensive sprays available for her personal protection.
After leaving a movie one night she said goodbye to her best girlfriends and as she entered her car and put it in reverse she realized her worst nightmare was about to become real. She was experiencing a Lifetime Movie but this time she was the star. Her ex husband had used the keys he still had for her car and hid himself in the back seat. He reached over the seat and began to choke her.
He was much larger and stronger than she was. She felt herself getting light headed from his tight grasp and was in a state of pure panic until she realized that right there within her easy reach was her keychain pepper spray! She was able to easily release the canister from her keys, activate the safety switch and blast her attacker right in the face.
Believe me the Pepper Shot defense spray she used had a Scoville Heat Unit Rating of 2 Million. That’s more than twice as hot as the hottest chile pepper in the world. The assailant immediately released his near death grip of her neck and began to choke and cough uncontrollably himself. His eyes were slammed shut and he fell to the floor of the car unable to see, speak or breathe freely. Of course these results were only temporary, lasting about 30 minutes or so, but the defense spray that my friend didn’t want to buy actually saved her life by giving her the time and the means to escape from her vehicle and get to safety.
Why Gamble with your safety?
If you live alone, run, exercise outdoors, travel, attend meetings in strange unknown locations then you need to protect yourself with one of our defensive sprays now. Don’t wait until you need it and realize you don’t have it. Check out our wide variety of defense sprays. I’m sure you will find one that fits your lifestyle well.
Pepper Spray vs. Dogs! How to win this Match Up
Have you ever been frozen in fear after you were surprised by a stray dog? All to often you will read or hear about a situation where an aggressive dog bit a delivery person, mail carrier, innocent child out for a walk, a jogger or just about any other unsuspecting person. Fortunately, there is a layer of protection you can add if you want to help ensure your personal safety or that of your family. Specially formulated Pepper Sprays like Muzzle have been developed and refined for this specific situation.
The formula used in this defense spray is EPA approved and will cause no permanent injury to the aggressive animal it is used against or even humans if the spray is accidentally misdirected. The organic spray will cause immediate pain and irritation to a dogs eyes, mouth and throat when sprayed at their face.
The disorientation caused by the spray will usually cease the attack while the dog begins to tend to their own discomfort by rolling on the ground and closing their eyes. These desired results will allow you the precious time necessary to get away from the animal. There are no long term side affects of Canine Pepper Spray and the sprayed dog will likely return to normal activities within a few minutes. It is important for you to report the attack to your local authorities so they may take the steps necessary to remove the animal from the streets so it is no longer a threat to others.
The preferred method of spraying a dog is to use short 1/2 to 1 second bursts of spray aimed at the animals face. Although hitting the animal anywhere in close proximity to their face will work, the further the spray gets from their face the less expensive it becomes. Muzzle has an effective range of approximately 10 feet so do not wait to deploy your spray as soon as you feel threatened by the approaching dog. Muzzle spray is also quite effective against human targets so be careful of others who may be in the immediate area while spraying the aggressive dog.
The most important factor in remaining safe is to remain alert. Avoid an unsafe situation if you can. Be aware of your surroundings, and stay focused on what is going on around you. If you are an active outdoor person who jogs, hikes, visit parks with your children or your work takes you to strangers homes then a defense spray like Muzzle is right for you. It is safe effective and provides a great level of protection for you and those you love.
Jogging Can Be Dangerous To Your Health
With everyone jumping on the health craze these days, it is more important than ever to plan your fitness routines very carefully, including when and where you go to run. Before leaving your house, assure these few best practices are followed. Do you have a set route you will be following? If you do, make sure someone at home knows what that is and when you will be exercising. If you choose to run on the road do so while facing traffic. You do not want cars and trucks passing from behind you. Be mindful of imperfections in the ground, especially when running on a sidewalk or a road with poor surface conditions.
The type of clothing you wear should be appropriate for the weather, and if you are running at dusk or later you should make sure you have some type of reflective gear on. You can never be too visible so, the more items that reflect the better. Reflective safety vests are ideal for this type of situation.
Running at night is not the best idea, but running at night alone is a terrible idea. You may very well like to run at night for a variety of reasons, but keep in mind, there is always strength in numbers so no matter how comfortable you feel bring at least one other person with you.
Always carry some form of ID while running. It is very important to have these documents with you when you are out, should something should happen to you. Photo ID as well as your medical insurance card is a good starting point. If you normally carry a cell phone try and have that with you as well. Not only will you be able to summon help in the event of an emergency, but if you are hurt and unable to speak, first responders are trained to check your phones address book for a contact listed as “ICE” In Case of Emergency, which should be your primary emergency contact.
Using an iPod or other device that utilizes ear phones is a great way to keep you motivated in a gym, but should not be used when running outside. You will not hear traffic approaching, and are at greater risk of becoming the victim of an attack. It is a known fact that predators target those who appear to be weak or easy victims. With music filling your ears, you will be less attentive to what is going on around you making you vulnerable. Additionally, thieves know that there is an expensive electronic device at the other end of those headphones.
When is comes to vehicular traffic, never assume that a driver sees you. With everything going on in our busy lives, many drivers are doing much more than just driving. They could be on the phone, changing a radio station, eating or even tending to something going on in their car. Basic traffic safety rules dictate that pedestrians have the right of way, but not all drivers follow the rules. If possible make direct eye contact with the driver of a car before you cross into its path. Better yet, avoid roads all together and make every effort to run in a state or local park or designated jogging trails.Be alert and watch for bicycles. Many times runners and cyclists share the same space. It is no fun for either of you if you inadvertently cross in front of a fast peddling bicycle rider.
Finally, you need to rely on your bodies own warning systems. If you get a bad feeling about some one you encounter while out running, move away, change the direction you were going, cross the street, or step into a crowded public building. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.
If you are concerned about being confronted by an attacker, you can always consider carrying a defensive spray, like the Hot Walkers. They are a pair of actual one pound running weights that have a hidden canister of pepper spray in them. Not only do they provide a bit of a workout, but you will always have your pepper spray right in your hands.No related posts.
Runners Pepper Spray
MACE’ JOGGER PEPPER SPRAY for those on the run! Jogger Pepper Spray The JOGGER PEPPER SPRAY model is ideal for sports and outdoor activities such as running or hiking. You can carry it on your key chain, fasten it with the belt clip or have it in hand with the Velcro-like strap.The Pepper Mace Spray Jogger Model contains 18 grams of pepper spray (2% oleoresin capsicum), enough for ten to twenty short bursts, with an effective range of 8 to 12 feet. The unit features a a flip-top safety cap to prevent accidental discharge.
Effects: Upon direct contact with eyes, respiratory system and mucous membranes, the active ingredients in the pepper spray will cause eyes to slam shut, coughing, and an intense burning sensation to the skin. Effects should lessen in approximately 45 minutes.
Safety: Strong Irritant. Keep out of reach of children. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Upon exposure, follow the first aid instructions that were included with your pepper spray.
Storage: Store your Pepper Spray in cool dry area away from heat, flame or strong light. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not store it in an environment where the temperature may exceed 120 degrees F (50 degrees C) such as an enclosed vehicle. The Pepper Spray cartridge may leak from over pressurization and fail to function properly. Do not store unit in a cold environment under 32 degrees F (0 degrees C). This may cause depressurization and the loss of effective range.
Expiration: Pepper spray has a shelf life of 4 years from date of manufacture. Each pepper spray unit is labeled with an expiration date. After this date, the pepper spray cartridge should be disposed of in accordance with the environmental regulations in your area.
Pepper Spray Laws
Pepper spray is legal in all 50 states in the USA however there are some restrictions. Below are pepper spray laws and restrictions that we are aware of. You should check locally if you believe pepper sprays may be restricted in your area.
State Laws and Restrictions
States Where Pepper Sprays are Restricted
New York: New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state.
Massachusetts: Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.
States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions
Michigan: Pepper spray must not be more than 10% and can be used for self defense. “The reasonable use of a self-defense spray or foam device containing not more than 10% oleoresin capsicum by a person in the protection of a person or property under circumstances that would justify the person’s use of physical force.”
Wisconsin: Tear gas is not permissible. By regulation, OC products with a maximum OC concentration of 10% and weight range of oleoresin of capsicum and inert ingredients of 15-60 grams are authorized. This is 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. spray. Further, the product cannot be camouflaged, and must have a safety feature designed to prevent accidental discharge. The units may not have an effective range of over 20 feet and must have an effective range of six feet.
In addition there are certain labeling and packaging requirements: most state cannot sell to anyone under 18 and the phone number of the manufacturer has to be on the label. The units must also be sold in sealed tamper-proof packages.
NOTE: The above list may not be totally accurate or complete. Safety Gear Gurus accept no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.
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