Avoid trouble and stay safe while jogging or riding

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Parks are a great place to get your bike ride on, trail ride on or run on. That is, until some pervert ruins it for everyone!

Take for example this latest development on September 20th at 6:30pm in Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa, a Kansas City suburb. A couple minding their own business riding some paved trails with their bikes run into a man that verbally accosts the women and threatens her with physical harm. Read more HERE. Seemingly this is totally random. It’s a changing world out there. Every day we hear of someone being surprised on a trail or in broad daylight in city streets. Is anyplace safe?

Here’s some handy reminders when you are hitting the trails, parks and streets.

  • Power in numbers. If at all possible, train with someone. This isn’t always possible, but exhaust your efforts to find anyone to go out with. Perps are less likely to approach a pack of people over a single person.
  • Protection. I’m not advocating guns, but bring something! Mace, pepper spray or a pocket knife can be the difference between making someone think twice about messing with you and a bad situation.
  • Avoid being out in the dark. There are plenty of workouts for treadmills and bike trainers. Night time is a heaven for those looking to inflict harm on others. It’s not easy to spot someone lurking around a trail when it’s dark.
  • Stay in areas with a large crowd. If you are in a park, consider sticking to the main park roads and avoid the lesser visited paves trails. It may not be as rewarding to ride with traffic, but it’s better than running across a freak on the paths.
  • Pick a park with security. A lot of larger parks have security that will patrol the premises. Check in with the park ranger office to see if they patrol the roads, trails or other areas of the park. Avoid the areas where they do not patrol.
  • Bring a phone. If you see anyone acting odd, don’t hesitate to call them in. Better to take up some police time than the alternative.
  • Keep people informed. Tell someone where you are going and when you think you should be back. If you aren’t back in a reasonable amount of time, they should call the cops. You may not have had a run-in with a questionable person, but you may have had an accident and cannot reach anyone. Keep someone in the know.
  • Bring a whistle. Sounds odd, but the last thing a perp wants to do it attract attention to what he’s doing. Start blowing that whistle at top volume at the slightest hint of impropriety.

Article by Ryan Falkenrath

Pepper spray saves the day

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The media loves to publicize stories about crooks and thugs who use pepper spray for all the wrong reasons. I’m here to tell you that those are the very small minority, less than 1 percent. The great majority of pepper spray users are good, honest, law abiding citizens.

A post office worker in Wichita, Kansas was confronted by a knife yielding thug demanding money. The postal worker calmly removed his pepper spray, blasted him in the face, jumped back into his delivery truck and drove to safety.

Another example of the many benefits of this highly effective self defense weapon. It doesn’t who you are or what you do for a living. A handgun is simply not a good idea in most cases, instead people are turning to non-lethal weapons like pepper spray or tazers.

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16 Tips To Avoid Crime – Self Defense Protection

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A group of rapists, robbers, and other convicted prisoners were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. Below is the accumulation of their answers. We encourage everyone to read and forward to those they love.

1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly.. Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

3) They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse, or doing other activities while walking because they are off-guard and can be easily overpowered. Awareness equals avoidance of a potential problem!

4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between 5 and 8:30 a.m.

5) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots. The number two: office parking lots/garages. Number three: public restrooms.

6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

7) Only 2 percent said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

Keys are NOT a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it?, or make general small talk: ‘I can’t believe it is so cold out here,’ ‘We’re in for a bad winter.’ Now you’ve seen their face and could identify them in a line-up; you lose appeal as a target.

11) If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell “Stop!” Or “Stay back!” Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

12) If you carry pepper spray , yell “I have pepper spray” and holding it out will be a deterrent. Pepper spray works and is easy to carry and use. Follow the instructions that come with your unit. The key is to practice, practice, practice.

13) If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm (between the elbow and armpit) or in the upper inner thigh very, very hard. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it – it hurts. If you are grabbed at the wrist, turn your hand around towards his thumb in a counter-clockwise fashion, it will release the grip immediately. Consider Krav Maga, which I took for a long time. It is basic, effective and does not require any martial arts moves. It involves an immediate aggressive reply to an attack; get in and get out and away!

14) After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble and he’s out of there. Be loud, scream. Get attention if you can. That is key to escaping if you can.

15) When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. If you are grabbed from behind and the attackers hands are around your arms at about chest level, squat down, bend your knees and tilt your head forward and then ram your head back into his face. That will stop just about anyone. Practice it carefully with someone, but don’t crack them in the face!!

16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts!!! If you see someone you get the chills from walking down the street towards you, cross the street, stay nearest to the street! Don’t walk closest to alley’s or side parking lots, stay as far away as possible so you can see what is around that corner. Look for his eyes, but don’t gaze and stare. Just keep him in your side vision and get out of there!

Article provided by Treasure Coast TCPalm.com

Home security not expensive just effective

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Home security is more important than ever. Most people think home security is difficult and expensive. The truth is you can secure your home and protect your family easily and without breaking the bank.

Start by taking our free personal and home security survey. A “yes” answer means you are tuned in to your security. Concentrate on your “no” answers, think of these as your opportunity areas. These are the areas you are vulnerable. Here is a recommendation, share this with your close friends and neighbors. Using the survey, offer to conduct a security audit of their home if they will agree to do one for you.

Like I said, home security does not have to be expensive just effective. Need extra reinforcement on an entryway door? After all, the majority of home invasions are committed via forced entry through a front or back door. A door brace is a simple, inexpensive tool for securing standard hinged doors and sliding glass doors.

A wireless motion sensor with automatic dialing is the perfect device to secure a room, small apartment or dorm. This wireless alarm monitors motion. Once you arm it, the selected area is protected. If motion or movement is detected the loud alarm sounds, while the auto dialer goes to work calling your pre-selected emergency numbers.

So, start with the security survey. Identify your opportunity areas and work to turn all “no” answers into “yes” answers. Remember there are plenty of easy, dependable and affordable tools to help you every step of the way.

Pepper spray pack offers complete family safety

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The most effective non-lethal self defense weapons available are oc pepper spray products. The ability to stop a threat quickly and from a distance makes pepper spray the choice of security professionals. One of the best things you can do to increase your chances of surviving an attack is to arm yourself with mace pepper spray.

Put it in the hands of your grandmother, your mom, your brother (you get the idea) and increase overall wellness, confidence and peace of mind. No special training required; just a few minutes to become familiar with the product and how to use.

We are offering a great pepper spray pack that offers complete family safety from a leader in the self defense industry MACE. For more information visit our Mace Family Pack page.

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College safety kit offers complete womans security on campus

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Our college safety kit contains everything needed to stay safe on campus. This comprehensive security kit contains the best self defense and personal security products available, plus detailed information that explains each item and how to use it. In addition, the included interactive DVD teaches how to correctly use each product in the kit. Finally, this great safety kit includes some great awareness reports on the following topics College And Campus Safety Tips, College Rape Report, How To Secure Your Dorm or Apartment, Roommates, Safe Dating & Tools Parents Can Use To Prepare Their Kid For College.

This college survival kit by SafeFamilyLife is specifically structured to make a young woman’s life safer at college. Included are the following items:

(1) – Lipstick Pepper Spray – Looks just like a tube of lipstick. Remove the top to reveal the pepper spray in disguise. This is 10% OC with a scoville heat unit (shu) rating of 2 million shu’s.

(1) – Nap Alarm – Most college students don’t get enough sleep. Tragedy could strike by dosing off while driving. This nap alarm is triggered when the head falls forward sounding a high decibel alarm.

(1) – ½ oz Pepper Spray with Visor Clip – Pepper spray protection for your vehicle. Special attachment allows you to clip right under the auto visor.

(1) – 2 oz. Pepper Spray with Wall Mount – Mount this two ounce unit in the apartment or dorm for home security.

(1) – ½ oz. Pepper Spray with Key chain – This key chain spray is a take anywhere defense spray product that easily attaches to your keys. The key chain is “break away” so you can easily separate your pepper spray from the keys if necessary.

(1) – Diversion Safe – Book – Hide your valuables in plain sight. This hidden book safe is perfect for securing money and jewelry.

(1) – Electronic Pocket Whistle – The attention grabber is a 130 decibel personal alarm.

(1) – Door Stop Alarm – A door stop alarm wedges under a door that you want to secure. If someone attempts to open the door an alarm sounds while the wedge stops the door form opening.

(1) – Cell Phone Lite – This handy super-bright go-anywhere LED Cell Phone Flash-Lite easily attaches to your cell phone or anything else you may have.

(1) – Motion Alert Alarm – The Motion Alert Alarm passive infrared system detects motion in any selected area. It mounts easily (vertically or horizontally) near any entry area and is battery operated, eliminating any need for wiring.

(6) – Special Safety Reports

Get yours today!

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What is the most popular pepper spray on the market?

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What is the most popular defense spray on the market today? The SABRE brand is by far the most popular pepper spay on the market today. The self defense product industry is self regulated, which means no one on the outside is watching to make sure companies do the right thing. SABRE has been doing the right thing for more than 35 years. It’s track record speaks for itself; people buy it because it works.

Hopefully you’ll never need to use your pepper spray against an attacker, much less multiple attackers. SABRE compact key chain sprays contain 25 shots, enough to keep you safe from multiple attackers. SABRE has obtained the best 3rd party endorsement in its ISO 9001 certification.

SABRE pepper spray products are guaranteed to never fail on the basis of heat inconsistencies. Every batch is tested using High Performance Liquid Chromatography. American Firearms Magazine chose SABRE pepper spray as “The Most Potent Defense Spray”. The New York Police Department (NYPD) and thousands of other professional law enforcement agencies trust SABRE.

Our most popular selling SABRE product is the “Home and Away Protection Kit“. Each SABRE Home & Away Protection Kit is equipped with two (2) self-defense sprays, SABRE home pepper spray wall unit and SABRE’s keychain pepper spray with case. This is one of the best investments you will ever make.

Pepper Shot pepper spray for personal defence

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***Article submitted by actual Guardian Self Defense customer****

New Jersey robbery cases have been on an upswing that even a regular guy like me has been bothered. I read that the robbers operated as a group and preyed on their poor victims at night. I did not know any way to defend myself except using a personal pepper spray.

I was convinced that a pepper spray was the best self-protection tool for me in case I got mugged by a robber. I admit to being a weakling so I am an easy target for robbers. Using a pepper spray should help me stop a bad guy on his tracks because it has effects ranging from temporary incapacitation to difficulty in breathing.

There were many Pepper Shot pepper sprays that I considered buying. Eventually, I settled for two items as my personal pepper spray – the 2 oz. Pepper Shot pepper spray and the 4 oz. Pepper Shot pepper spray. Both have the same features and I kept the 4 oz. spray in my room while the 2 oz. Pepper Shot is a fixture in my bag.

One personal pepper spray proved vital when I overpowered two guys who tried to extort me. I knew them as bullies in our community so I was not really surprised that they would victimize even me one night.

I was out in the streets when one of the goons asked for money from me. I did not take him seriously so I turned my back on him, but he and his partner eventually followed me to the other street. I had the 2 oz. Pepper Shot pepper spray clipped onto my belt that time, and because it was too small to be noticed, they were not aware that I had a non-lethal, self-defense weapon with me.

The tension heightened when they took out a knife. I retaliated by getting the 2 oz. Pepper Shot pepper spray that was clipped to my belt and pressing the safety button while directing the spray towards them. They were choking hard afterwards and looked dazed. This gave me the opportunity to run for help.

What I also like about these Pepper Shot pepper sprays is their compact frame, which gives me no troubles in toting them. I also appreciate the versatility of the personal pepper spray that I carry around. In fact, it can still be effective from a distance of 15 feet.

Employing top-grade take down technology, these defense sprays can overpower even the biggest of goons, giving me the peace of mind that I had long coveted.

Women fought off attack with pepper spray

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Police can not be everywhere. It is up to us to take responsibility for our personal security. Two Greenport women did just that. Two young women fought off would-be male attackers in Greenport early Sunday morning with the use of pepper spray, Southold Town Police said.

The two 26-year-old women—one from Mattituck and the other from Brooklyn — told police they were walking down main Street shortly after 2 a.m. when two men who had been walking in front of them jumped out of a dark driveway. One of the men grabbed one of the women, but the two men fled the scene after the other woman began spraying the attackers with pepper spray, police said.

I dare to say had the women been empty handed the outcome may have been drastically different. Pepper spray can take down the strongest and most motivated attacker in seconds. The user needs no special skill set or strength. Take responsibility for your safety. After all how much is your peace of mind worth?

Home self defence products protect against home invasion

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Residential crimes like burglary and home invasion robbery are the most come threat to our homes. FBI crime statistics show that a burglary is committed every 15 seconds in the United States. According to a Department of Justice report: there are over 8,000 home invasions per day (statistically) in North America. 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasion robberies.

There are things you can do to improve the security of your home and thus decrease your chances of becoming a victim of burglary or home invasion crimes. Standard home entry ways are constructed poorly; the weakest point is usually the door jab. A firm kick is enough to bring it down and allow forced entry into your home. Criminals tend to focus on the garage, back and front doors.

First, strengthen or reinforce the entry way doors. You can do it yourself or pay a professional to install for you. For example, an entry way door should be secured by the following:

  • Install solid core or metal door for all entrance points
  • Upgrade to heavy-duty,deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw bolt
  • Upgrade to quality, heavy-duty, knob-in-lock set with a dead-latch mechanism
  • Use a heavy-duty, four-screw, strike plate with 3-inch screws to penetrate into a wooden door frame
  • Use a wide-angle peephole mounted no higher than 58 inches

There are also some great and inexpensive home defence products that provide additional entry way security. A steel door brace works to strengthen any entry or sliding glass door without any installation hassle. A simple glass break alarm senses vibration and is great for securing windows and patio doors.

After you have the entry ways reinforced then its time to secure your home with a security alarm. This does not have to be an expensive wired system, instead many experts recommend choosing a wireless alarm system or auto dialer alarm. A good wireless alarm system is easy to install and can grow with you. A typical out of the box system will protect a small apartment, but additional motion and window sensors can be added. This provides the ability to protect a large home or small business for a modest investment.

Most wireless security systems have an auto dialer feature that allows you to program important numbers into the system (9-1-1) then the auto dialer feature is activated and begins dialing your preset numbers. The person on the other end of the emergency call will hear your prerecorded alert message. That person will have the option to listen in on the room, broadcast their voice through the base unit, or disarm the system. If there is no answer, or if the person doesn’t disarm the system, it will dial the next number on your programmed list.

Finally, call your local police department and ask them to come conduct a security audit. Most departments offer home security audits free of charge. Basically, a trained officer will come out and survey your home and report “weak spots”. This is a great proactive approach to improving your home security situation.

Achieve Your Self Defense Protection Goals

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Self defense protection is a hot topic as crime rates continue to spike. Many estimates put the “real” unemployment rate at over 15% and the economy has been in the tank for years with no relief in site. During poor economic times crime increases and people fear for their personal protection. Assault, home invasion, flash mob robbery, car jacking, and rape are just some of the most prevalent crimes. How prevalent? Just turn on your local news and chances are at least one of these happened today in your community.

How prepared are you? Our world could change in a split second as result of crime. Statistics show that nearly 25% of us will be victimized by crime over our lifetimes. It’s not fun or popular to think about the chances of falling victim to crime. But the fact is it could happen to any of us. Crime and criminals do not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if your old or young, rich or poor, white or black. You owe it to yourself and your family to take your self defense protection seriously. By becoming more aware and educated; then utilizing the right products, the odds can be tipped dramatically back into your court.

People everywhere are in search of the most effective ways to protect themselves and their property. Self defense protection for men and women alike becomes a priority. One of the best and most cost effective options is a safety kit by SafeFamilyLife. These safety themed kits are customized to include everything needed. Choose from:

  • Ultimate Personal Safety Kit for Women
  • The Extreme College Survival Kit
  • The Being Safe at Home Survival Kit
  • The Ultimate Vehicle Safety Kit

These safety themed kits have everything needed to stay safe. We have the right to be safe and the responsibility to protect our families. These kits start with premium self defense products, combined with product instructional DVDs, manuals and 6 extensively researched safety reports. The one-on-one instruction is so valuable. You get a personal demonstration of how to use each product and what to expect. You can’t get that anywhere else. These safety kits give families the education, information, motivation, resources needed to achieve their self defense protection goals.

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Pepper spray protection to and from work

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Pepper spray is THE non-lethal self defense choice of professional law enforcement officers across the country. If the pros use it then you should depend on it also. There are literally hundreds of effective uses for pepper spray but today I’d like to discuss your safety to and from work.

You may not realize it, but you are most vulnerable to attack during the following four critical periods of time each day:

  1. between the time you leave your home and enter your vehicle.
  2. between the time you exist your vehicle and arrive at work.
  3. between the time you leave the office and enter your vehicle.
  4. between the time you exit your vehicle and enter your home.

For most of us the last thing on our minds is our personal security. Our worlds are hectic and crazy. Our lack of safety preparation favors the opportunistic criminal who may lurk in wait. First things first, you need to tip those odds back into your favor by arming yourself with pepper spray and a commitment to safety awareness. The perfect pepper spray is a key chain style that attaches to your keys or is concealed in your hand. Get into the habit of having your spray ready as you exit the house, car or office.

The investment in a key chain pepper spray is minimal but the potential benefits are huge. The size of a keychain spray is about 3.5 inches tall, which means you can easily hide it in the palm of your hand. This gives you the element of surprise. With a range of 10 feet you have the ability to stop an attacker(s) from a safer distance. Upon spraying an attacker in the face you can expect the OC to quickly neutralize them, blinding them, causing breathing difficulties, and a strong burning sensation throughout.

Pepper spray takes no special skill set or knowledge to use. It is advisable that you spend a few minutes to familiarize yourself with how the unit works. Get an extra canister of pepper spray for practice. Spend the 5-10 minutes practicing. You will learn how far it will spray, the spray pattern, where the safety device is located and generally what to expect.
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College Personal Safety Kit

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Summer time has come to an end. Most college aged kids are headed back to campus for the fall semester.

Most parents and students alike feel a false sense of safety on campus. Today’s college experience is not the safe haven you’d like it to be. Over 4700 robberies, 3300 sex offences, 5000 assaults, and 31 murders took place on U.S. college campuses in 2009.

Many will tell you that the college experience made for the best years of their lives. It’s an exciting time. A time for exploration, personal growth and maturity. The one thing we don’t expect at college is crime. The fact is if you don’t anticipate and prepare for it, you are much more likely to fall victim.

An Extreme College Personal Safety Kit has the practical tools needed to take a proactive approach to personal safety and dorm security. The College Personal Safety Kit has everything today’s college students need to keep safe in any situation. How much is your confidence and peace of mind worth?

So what’s in the kit?

  • A lipstick pepper spray unit provides discreet non-lethal self defense.
  • A Nap Alarm is perfect for the drowsy college driver on those long commutes to and from home. If the head falls forward a high decibel alarm sounds
  • A specialty pepper spray product attaches to the auto visor on a vehicle to provide personal safety while you travel.
  • A two ounce pepper spray with wall mount is perfect for security a dormitory or apartment.
  • The pepper spray key chain is a take anywhere self defense weapon, that is small enough to conceal in even the smallest hands.
  • Secure you valuables in the real book diversion safe
  • A personal alarm gets needed attention. An electronic whistle provides 130 decibels of attention getting sound.
  • Place the door stop alarm under any entry way that needs to be secured. An attempt to open the door triggers a high pitched alarm while blocking the door from opening.
  • Secure an important area with a motion alert alarm. Movement triggers the alarm.

All of these tools plus a demonstration DVD that teaches you how to utilize every product. Finally, you get 6 great awareness reports that include: College and Safety Tips, College Rape Report, How to Secure Your Dorm or Apartment, Roommates, Safe Dating, and Tools Parents Can Use To Prepare Their Kid For College.

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