Finding yourself in a dangerous situation is not something you want to think about, but it is necessary to plan for in case a problem arises. Here are just a few of the different ways you can take care of yourself and prevent them from occurring.
1. Carry Pepper Spray
Make sure to research the laws regarding pepper spray where you live first. Pepper spray can be used to ward off someone who is attacking you and grant you enough time to run to safety, summon the authorities, or both. After you deploy pepper spray, you’ll need to buy a new canister. It is cheap and easy to have on hand, and if attackers see you carrying it, this alone might be helpful in deterring them.
2. Get a Concealed Carry License
All states have different laws on concealed carry, so make sure you understand what you have to do to legally carry in your state. You can carry the firearm of your choice anywhere you would like, such as around your waist or even on your thigh, using a concealed thigh holster. Make sure you take time to practice using your firearm since you want to be able to quickly pull it out if necessary.
3. Understand How To Physically Arm Yourself
You might benefit from understanding a type of physical defense, such as Krav Maga or karate. These skills can help you if you do not have a weapon on hand and someone tries to physically assault you. It’s still important to try and get away from them as soon as possible and have authorities assist you.
There are several different ways you can protect yourself from dangerous situations. No matter how old you are or where you live, it is important to take care of yourself and always get help from the police when possible.