This is probably the safest and definitely the
easiest technique to master, because once you have read this article, it will be
in your memory forever. There's only one problem, like all weapons, if you
haven’t got it, you can't use it. However, the pepper spray stunt double is
well worth mentioning anyway.
What is a pepper spray stunt double?
I'm talking about fly spray, perfume, under arm
deodorant or breath freshener. Just about anything that can be sprayed from one
of those pressurized tin cans, or pump action containers can be used.
It can be at least as painful as getting soap in
your eyes. We've all - I suspect - had that excruciating experience. It's
difficult to think of anything else other than: get it out, get, get it out
ah-h, ah-h, ah-hwlch!
If you hit the mark with a spray to the face, any
ideas an attacker has of assaulting you are - for a short time at least - gone.
This can give you just enough time to get away.
For best results hold the spray approximately
12-inches or 300mm from the attacker’s face (much closer than you would hold
real pepper spray). At the exact same time as you press the trigger, scream as
loud as you can… very, very loudly.
The shock from your scream will have the
attacker’s eyes wide-open and not ready for a quick dose of spray. You should
spray and run!
Although he will be helpless for a few seconds,
don’t wait around to find out. Leave in a big hurry, spray and run like mad,
run so fast into the sunset that it won't set!
There's nothing wrong with running away if it
means you get to stay on this planet a bit longer… right? So, carry some kind
of spray with you all of the time.
When possible, carry some kind of spray with you
in a bag. The spray should be a spray that you already use for something else
like; hair spray, fly spray, or breath freshener. Sand and dirt can work too.
If you are out on your own and you think you’re
being followed, look around you for some sand or really dry dirt. Grab one and a
half handful of it and put it in your pocket. If you don’t have any pockets,
grab two hands full and just walk along ready to scream, throw, and run.
Wait for him to open his eyes
Have you ever noticed that when someone gets sand
in their eyes, they close them tightly, then try to open them widely, as if to
try and see what’s in them?
Well… you can use this knowledge to your
advantage. If you don’t think you scored a direct hit with your first handful
of sand, you can wait a second or two for him to open his eyes. When he does -
whack! The second hand full of sand gets thrown. Time to run.
Because these sprays are a part of your
day-to-day life, anyway, you won't need to remember to carry them as a weapon,
like you would a gun, for example. All you need to do is remember to use them.
Also, be aware of where these pressurized cans and sprayers are in your home.
Make a mental map in your mind. Finally, remember to scream, so he opens his
eyes, spray and then run.
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