Do you have anxiety walking in public because you feel unprotected? You need to do some simple things to decrease the fear of being
accosted or attacked. If non-lethal is your preference, the first thing you need to do is to purchase the self-defense weapons needed to stop or immobilize an attacker. Prepare yourself by choosing the means of defending yourself. There are numerous weapons that will suit your needs. Choose the ones that you are most comfortable with.
There are also countless videos on YouTube that demonstrate how to use these weapons. The recommendation is to always be proficient in whatever weapon or weapons you decide to use. Your confidence will increase, and decrease your anxiety walking in public. There is a list of possible weapons that could suit your security needs at end of this article.
Let’s look at other variables that affect your security on the street.
Plan the Route.
Always take into consideration the route that you will be walking. Make sure the streets are well lit and remain alert to your surroundings. This is of the utmost importance at all times of the day, but especially at night. If you feel like something is not right, take precautions. Watch for cars, animal’s, and the locations of other people in your immediate area.
Bring Your Cellphone.
Do not forget to bring your cellphone. Today there is no reason to be on the streets at night without the ability to communicate if assistance is needed. A cell phone can be tucked into your pocket and accessed if needed.
Walk With Another Person If Possible.
It is not only comforting having another person walking with you, but numbers deter attacks.
Do not be Flashy.
Wearing flashy jewelry is an invitation to robbers. Leave your jewelry at home or covered.
Carry a Flashlight.
Always have a flashlight handy. Many stun gun weapons include a flashlight. Having a flashlight helps you see others and for them to see you.
Carry a Whistle.
Pepper spray or other protective items will allow you to defend yourself against an attack. The sound of a whistle may get the attention of others concerning your situation if you are injured or being followed. The sound of the whistle can also temporarily stop an attacker while you run away to get help.
Below is a list of non-lethal self-defense-weapons that can provide you with the protection that you need. Choose the weapons that you are most comfortable with to build you confidence. Click on the image for more information on the item.