In case of war, natural disasters or other similar events that can put your life and the lives of your family members at risk, people realize how important self-defense is. So, besides access to water and food, you will also need to know how to protect yourself effectively. The first thing that comes on our mind when we are talking about defending from attackers is a gun, but there are situations where guns can’t be used or you don’t have access to guns. The good news is that there are some alternatives to guns that can save your life too.
- Pepper spray
Although this weapon is not lethal, it is still very effective and it can get the job done. Pepper spray can protect you from humans and almost any animal too. This weapon will affect the eyesight of the attacker stopping the attack immediately.
Now here’s an example of a deadly weapon that is very effective. You can easily find knives and these weapons come in different shape and forms too. Some of them are perfectly legal to carry and you can carry them as concealed weapons too which will give you advantage. There are situations where knives are more efficient than guns.
If you are looking for a defensive weapon, you can count on canes. You can make hard hits and a cane has a good reach too. If you want to use a cane find a hardwood cane with good handle.
- Stun gun
There are stun guns that don’t resemble real guns, so you can use the element of surprise in case you get attacked. This is a non-lethal weapon that works on any individual regardless of the weather elements. In addition, you can aim at any body part and you will still get almost the same effects.
Sometimes a simple belt can save your life if you use it as a weapon. The best option is a leather belt with a strong metal buckle. You can keep a safe distance and the metal buckle can cause serious injuries. You can also use belts for strangling.
If you don’t have a cane, you can use an umbrella too. In order to get the most from this item, you must find a strong umbrella. There are some lightweight umbrellas that allow making some serious hits.
It turns out that scarves can be quite useful for self-defense too. Obviously, the only way to use this item is to turn it into a strangling weapon.
- Tactical pen
People can use any type of pen to protect themselves, but the tactical pen has proven to be the most useful type. Put it in your fist and make sure that there is (at least) one inch sticking out.
- Car keys
This is another example of an item that you probably didn’t think that it could be used as a weapon. If there is no other weapon around, you can use your car keys as push daggers. You can’t expect to penetrate the flesh deep enough, but these keys can cause a lot of damage.
- Mag light
Mag lights are heavy flashlights that can be used as small batons.