Saturday, July 17, 2010

Protect yourself

Protection for you and your home ...

If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.
(I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.)

Wasp Spray
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

Thought this was interesting and might be of use...

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades. It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.

"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out."

Maybe even save a life.


steveroni said...

This post is one to copy and pass on to everyone I know and meet.

Excellent advice, thank you Dave.

Syd said...

I did not know this. Interesting stuff.

Carol said...

Wow, much better than using it on defenseless wasps.

Mary Christine said...

Neat. I will heed this advice. I will still carry pepper spray with me when I run though - unless they start making tiny portable cans of wasp spray.

Scott said...

Sylvania Southview... a suburb of Toledo, OH. I did my student teaching at Sylvania Northview. Thankfully, I was not repelled by anyone with a can of wasp spray.

Findon said...

wasp spray it is then. I'll put one in my handbag.