Personal defense items are a must for women

woman learning self-defense
Photo By: Cpl. Kenneth K. Trotter Jr.

Personal defense items are a must for women. Most of us do not have any sort of combat training, and are easily overpowered. If you are a woman, it is a good idea to have pepper spray or a stun gun, if not both.

There are a variety of other personal protection tips and tricks on the linked website, and it’s also a good idea to take a course in self-defense. Always trust your gut instincts, too. I tell people all the time that you should believe what your gut’s telling you over what your heart or head try to convince you of – because your heart and head will lie to you but your gut never does. Ignoring your instincts will always lead to regret – and could even prove fatal.

Home protection products are a good addition to items you can carry in your backpack, pocket, or purse. These range from simple diversion safes, in which you can hide your valuables, to motion-activated alarms, or alarms for doors and windows.

Cameras and other surveillance equipment are also fantastic to have around, and range from dummy cameras that only make people think that you’re watching them, to hidden cameras and those which record and retain information for later review. Some cameras are fixed and stationary, while others rotate automatically or manually. High-def camera systems are also available, with multiple cameras feeding to a single hard drive.


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