I was never truly somebody you would label paranoid. But right after being attacked in a dimly lit street going back home from a night out I would say that its not about being a scaredy-cat but about becoming prepared during times of danger.
The great thing was that I was not critically hurt but the very next time this occurs Ill be prepared. The latest incident and also a writers pepper spray review finally pushed me to purchase one of those. Soon after being attacked it would be foolish of me not to get protection.
From the article that I read I found that pepper sprays leave an agonizing burning discomfort within the eyes and also on the skin of the receiver. This pain is going to debilitate the target for a few minutes offering sufficient time for the probable target to escape.
I checked online shops for choices and found a 1/2 oz. Pepper Shot pepper spray with quick key release keychain as well as locking actuator. It contains five one-second bursts of 10% pepper and could spray up to a distance of eight feet.
In addition to the general burning discomfort caused a strong pepper spray like this causes other effects. It triggers the bulging of the mucous membrane making it tough to breathe and also leads to the swelling of the veins within the eyes forcing the eyes shut.
In spite of all these effects all pepper sprays are non-lethal tools so no permanent harm is caused. These effects are merely short term and will continue for about twenty to thirty minutes.
I decided to choose a keychain pepper spray since I could easily connect my house keys to it ensuring that I have it along with me anytime I leave home. Small pepper sprays are light as well as very easy to carry so they are very convenient. I can hide one easily providing me an upper hand towards the enemy.
The pepper spray review which I found online really convinced me to purchase my own self-defense device. That and of course the mugging incident I encountered that I promise will never occur to me again.