Published on May 27, 2012
Carrying some kind of personal protection supply is necessary for many reasons.
Pepper spray is a non lethal and very easy to use way of keeping some protection close by. In most cities, and now even in rural areas, you will likely come across someone who will approach you. Maybe a drunk, a beggar, or a thief. Someone you won't need to; or want to pull out a firearm and shoot. Besides, you may feel safer carrying a pepper spray rather some other harsh chemicals.
How does Pepper Shot Pepper Spray Work?
Pepper Shot is a 10% pepper spray rated at 2 million Scoville Heat Units. The Scoville scale is the measurement of the spicy heat of a chili pepper. This protection supplies device has very fine grains that are highly effective. More than the coarse grains of most other pepper sprays. In addition to causing your attacker extreme pain, Pepper Shot swells the mucous membranes, which than makes your attackers breathing very difficult. It swells the veins in the eyes of the victim. The swelling causes them to close, giving you the opportunity to get away. These effects can last up to 45 minutes. However, they cause no permanent damage.
Keep in mind, this victim thought you would be the victim. Little did he know how powerful you are with your Pepper Shot.
Here are some basic steps in protection preparedness, and how to use your pepper spray.
Buy your Pepper Shot and carry it with you. Don't store it in a place where you have to dig for it and find it.
When someone is getting to close to you for comfort, scream "STOP I CAN NOT HELP YOU!"
If the person does not stop and keeps approaching you, take out your spray, assume to the ready position. Place your feet slightly apart with your strong foot slightly forward. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward in a defensive position. Aim right at your aggressors face.
DO NOT allow him to be close enough to touch, move your arm, or take your protection from you.
Fan across his eyes going right. Hit him again going left, back across his eyes. Spray in this side to side motion.
Your purpose is to stop him. As he becomes incapacitated, move away quickly while keeping your eyes on him.
Your pepper spray works very quickly. There may be no need for a second burst. Don't be too quick to discharge another burst.
Get away from danger. You just helped put a stop to crime, saved yourself, and made him think twice about approaching someone else