Saturday, August 8, 2009

Improvised Self Defense Weapon: Wasp Spray

This email was sent to my barber by a Lutheran grandmother whom he describes as rather small. At first, I thought the wasp spray was her idea, but upon closer examination, I see she has implemented & passed on a great idea for improvised defense weaponry.

I still think I would like this woman. Here is the email that my barber forwarded to me:

Good idea...If you've ever used wasp spray for wasp, you'll know that it shoots at least up to twenty feet.
Guys, tell your women.

I have a friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area who was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the offering. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot
more accurate, while with the pepper spray they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.

She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention
from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

Thought this was interesting and might be of use to others.

The only drawback I can see to this is that wasp spray contains toxins, and the orc might sue you for poisoning him. On the other hand, it has certain advantages over pepper spray, like range, effectiveness (foams on contact & blinds the assailant), and the feature of being able to "hide" it in plain sight.

Let me know what you think.


Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Yup, I'm goin' to look into that Sir! Thanks for sharing this!

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I like the sounds of it, but then again am very open to any kind of weapon that may work. It doesn't mean I will use it for myself.

I recently equipped my women with pepper spray, but it's an unusual kind. I'm extremely pleased, and it's even very concealable for a few reasons.

Perhaps a post on this would be good for my blog sometime in the time soon though.