Nonlethal self defense items have been around one and one form or another for generations. Pepper sprays got their start in the 1300’s when the Chinese started throwing bags of hot spices at their enemies. They’ve come along way since then, of course. Stun guns were invented in the early 1900’s when a farmer needed a way to get his cattle moving a little bit more efficiently so he invented a cattle prod. Stun guns have come a long way since then.
The 3-in-1 Security Guard measures 15″ in length and has a handle circumference of 4-1/2″. The handle is made of aluminum with a non-slip grip. The lamp circumference measures 6-1/2″ and is made of ABS plastic. Just like a Maglite flashlight baton, it is bigger in the light bulb end and tapers to the smaller circumferential size in the aluminum handle end. The light bulb is a halogen bulb which is several times brighter than a regular flashlight.
If mom is still driving then you should inspect her car for any new dents, scratches or paint marks. This could indicate that she is losing depth perception and possible loss of peripheral vision. It may be time to have a talk with her about surrendering the car keys. But you better have a plan as to how to approach this sensitive issue and what solutions you have in mind.
As you approach your car, look around and under it. Check the inside for anyone also. If anything looks strange and you have an uneasy feeling, walk away and call someone for help.
A personal alarm for women gives off a very loud (120-130 db) alarm which can be heard for a long distance. Plus the alarm has a distinctive sound to make sure that your fellow campers can recognize this sound. Plus, many Personal Alarms come with a flashlight that comes in pretty handy in the woods at night.
Do not over indulge in alcoholic beverages. According to the “Journal of Studies on Alcohol”, more than 70,000 students have been the victims of alcohol related sexual assaults or date rape.
There are several types of personal alarms from an aerosol screecher which can be heard up to one quarter mile away to a small electronic alarm activated by the push of a perfectly located button. Most of these small alarms can be carried in a pocket, held in the hand, or clipped to a belt.