Personal safety is something that you may not think about often, but it is something that you should prepare for at all times. Hopefully you will never need it, but if you do, you want to be ready. Keeping personal security items with you can keep you from being injured or even killed if attacked. Having an emergency kit on hand at home and in your car is also a must in weather disasters and emergency situations.
For personal security while walking alone, pepper spray can be carried in your hand, purse and pocket or on a keychain. If you are attacked and spray your assailant in the face, you will have time to run away and get help. This spray will temporarily burn the eyes and irritate the skin of your attacker.
A stun gun uses a battery to supply high voltage to stop an attacker. When you touch the attacker with the prongs of the gun, this sends an electrical shock that will restrain the assailant so you can escape. This electrical shock does not cause permanent damage because the voltage isn’t high enough.
A well stocked survival kit should be kept at your house and in your vehicle at all times. Items typically included in one of these kits include an emergency radio, flashlight, batteries, water, food, whistle, candles, matches, rope, knife and first aid supplies. In the event of a weather situation or fire, your kit will supply all of the necessary survival gear you and your family will need to survive.