No woman needs to be told the hazards of living in a city or for that matter anywhere these days. The city columns of every newspaper are filled with crimes against women. And if you thought it is just a big city syndrome you are not aware of the reality in small towns and villages where such incidents are rising and assaults on women are becoming almost routine. The reporting of such incidents in small towns is however much less.
Women indeed are taking their own security in their hand. Many women in their youth are learning martial arts and taking classes in self-defense. Apart from this, there are a number of gadgets and devices which can be critical in your fight against your assailant.
Self-defense pepper spray is a number one safety device selling the world over.
It is easy to use, cheap, doesn’t need a license to keep and is very effective as it immobilizes the assailants for 15 to 30 minutes, the time is enough to make a woman escape from the scene and find help.
Whether you're a woman who has to return late from your job or an elder person who lives in the locality that has bad characters around, pepper sprays are handy to have around. It's a sufficient non-lethal weapon to have when you are by yourself. It is an invaluable instrument of self-defense.
It is true that pepper spray does not require any special training to use but it is indeed advisable to practice it a few times to understand its range and understanding its impact. Apart from his one must know what exactly pepper spray is and how it works.
Pepper spray is an aerosol that contains capsaicin, the ingredient that causes the heat in hot peppers. Capsaicin is a skin irritant to humans and causes severe burning. When capsaicin is mixed with propellant and placed in an aerosol container, it can be sprayed on an assailant in self-defense. It is sprayed like an ordinary deodorant. The self-defense pepper spray is released as a mist, fog, or stream. Most pepper spray can immobilize the attacker from as far as ten feet. The higher range pepper spray is also now coming to market. Pepper spray inflames the mucous membranes of the attacker's eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. This causes the attacker to instantly close the eyes and be temporarily blinded by the sudden onslaught.
Self-defense pepper spray has a very high confident quotient to it. It will empower you like you have a gun in your handbag but remember the pepper spray immobilizes the attacker only for time being so you have to make sure your escape from the scene and call for help immediately. Apart from this don’t panic while spraying it. You have to aim the face especially nose and eyes and remain pointed. Wasting it here and there would ruin your chances. It is one-time use device. So use it judiciously, this one time can make all the difference to your life.