Some of my favorite self-defense items are the ones that, when you just glance at them, seem like ordinary things. But when you look closer, you see that they pack quite a punch.
I like these types of items because you can actually carry many of them in your hands when you’re out on the street and no one will know that you have a self-defense weapon ready for immediate use.
Most attackers are not too concerned when one of their potential victims is holding a cell phone, for example. In fact, they’re glad because they figure their target will be too distracted to successfully thwart an attack. If the cell phone is in a case that doubles as a stun gun, however, that attacker might be in for a real surprise.
From self-defense pens to pepper spray rings and smart phone covers…from flashlight stun guns to bullet-proof i-Pad cases and body-armor gloves…there are a myriad of items that can help protect you without it appearing that you’re out looking for a fight. Check out these “55 Safekeeping Self-Defense Gadgets.”
What is the most unusual item you’ve ever used to defend yourself from an attack? How successful were you with that item? Have you ever developed your own self-defense weapon? What was it and did you ever use it? Would love to hear from you.