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Improvised Weapon Ideas for Survival

Improvised Weapon Ideas for Survival

Ideally, you’ll always have a firearm or knife when stranded in the wilderness or stuck in a precarious situation in which we had to defend our own life. But of course, you never know when you might find yourself without a man-made weapon, and you’ll have to improvise. These are a few ideas for ways to use you environment to protect yourself from an attacker. Dirt or Sand How to use sand or dirt for self-defense is a great thing to know in general, and could always be incorporated into any self-defense situation. You’ve probably seen it in the movies, […]

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Legal Improvised Defensive Tools   

Legal Improvised Defensive Tools  

  I just wrote about the importance of being armed, even if you know how to defend yourself in a one on one unarmed attack.  But the unfortunate truth is that there are all sorts of places these days that limit, or completely restrict your right to protect yourself. While I will always take my money to a coffee shop that doesn’t make it their business to preach politics while creating a target rich environment, it’s not always that easy of an option.  Some people travel for work, or go to school, or actually live in an area that criminalizes […]

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Getting Your Weapon in the Fight

Getting Your Weapon in the Fight

If you are a CCW holder that has been forced to defend yourself, or if like me you just have an addiction to CCTV footage, you know that carrying a weapon isn’t enough to keep you safe.  You need to be able to get your weapon in the fight, and you need to do so safely and effectively.  This generally means that you have to do so quickly and without your attacker being aware of it.  These are a few strategies you can use to help you get your weapon in the fight.   Keep Your Strong Hand Free This […]

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Makeshift Weapons That Are Allowed (Almost) Anywhere

Makeshift Weapons That Are Allowed (Almost) Anywhere

Most violent attacks do not occur at the pistol range or NRA meetings.  Whether it be muggers, jihadists, or simply crazy people, most attackers chose “soft targets”, or people when they are most vulnerable.  But even in this age of “gun free zones” there are ways to protect yourself that have not been legally limited (yet). Acetone Acetone, such as nail polish remover is a corrosive solvent that will do damage to your eyes.  So you should do what you can to avoid getting in your eyes.  That being said, filling an empty Visine eye drop bottle with acetone could […]

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