Friday, October 1, 2010

A New Use for Wasp Spray

Photo courtesy: montvalehardware

I know some of you own GUNS but this is something to think about...---

If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you. Here's an effective tip I didn't know about; and, am passing it on.

For those concerned about being robbed and/or assaulted, a can of wasp spray can be your best friend. If you live alone or deal with cash at your on.

Pepper spray is not legal in some areas; and, can have a limited range of spray. Some pepper sprays can reach 20 ft. away; but, many are limited to 8 ft. or so. In my mind, this allows the predator to get too close to me before my "weapon" will work. So, what to do?

Wasp spray can shoot up to 20 ft. away and is a lot more accurate. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. You can keep a can on your desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. You can also keep one nearby at home for home protection.

On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo, Ohio dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio. For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says about this one tip, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades.

It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.

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