Top 10 Best Improvised Weapons for Self-Defense
When it comes to a violent confrontation in which an attacker might kill you or seriously injure you, you will need to do whatever is necessary to save yourself. It is not a time to be hesitant about ending the confrontation by whatever means you have available. For this reason, it might be necessary to equalize the situation but, even more importantly, to gain an advantage. One way this is done is by having a weapon handy. While many of us do not carry weapons due to personal or legal reasons, this does not mean that weapons are not always available. Along these lines, I would like to explore what everyday objects are available, in our environment, for self defense purposes.
The Coke Bottle
You might be walking home from the store and, out of the blue, a predator has accosted you. Luckily, you've purchased a soda in a glass bottle; you might even want to have it in your hand and ready for use if you see trouble coming. A glass bottle is like a very hard club and, of course, can be used the same way. It should be mentioned that it is very possible a glass bottle is available in your environment whether you have one on hand or not; you might spot it, discarded in the street. Either way, it is a useful and often available self defense tool.
The Coffee Mug
You've sat down to relax and drink a hot cup of Joe when someone bursts into your home. Thankfully, you've got a weapon right within your grip which has a nifty handle that allows you to punch and strike with it with ease. Plus, you're hyped up on coffee!
Those big heavy Maglites that are metal and full of D batteries are equivalent to a lead pipe. Definitely a handy self-defense tool that you should keep in the home and carry in your car. It's a necessary tool for emergencies, like when the lights go out at home or if you run out of gas when driving in your car, so you have a legitimate reason to be carrying one; if it just so happens that you have to use it to defend yourself because some joker decided to try to make you a victim, so be it.
The Hair Brush
You're brushing your hair and someone crashes into the bathroom and decides to get unruly; the butt end of your hair brush is a good blunt instrument and the brush has bristles which make it a good raking implement that doesn't feel good on the eyes, though your nicely brushed hair may be easy on the eyes.
You're in your office, taking down notes for a great idea you have for that important project you've been itching to finish up. Breaking your deep concentration, some disenchanted rapscallion rushes into your office with fury and bad intent. You notice the ball-point pen in your hand, which is conveniently pointy at the end. Time to go to work: Not only is such a tool good for stabbing actions, but it's useful for hitting pressure points and being used for locks and throws.
Also handy around the house or office are magazines. You'd be surprised at the substance and hardness of a magazine which is rolled up tightly; it becomes an effective weapon, especially if used like a club, utilizing the butt end of it to hit vital targets on the attacker, such as the eyes or throat.
You're walking up the street talking on your cell phone to your girlfriend or boyfriend and spy someone lurking around, seeking to get you for your valuables. Well, you have your cell phone, so you can call the police, but you also have a hard weapon; yes, the cell phone. Using the butt end of the cell phone in your hand, you can hammer the bridge of the nose, the philtrum nerve above the upper lip, the temple, the jaw hinge, the throat. It might be enough to get the attacker to think about some pain instead of attacking you so you can make your escape.
Food and Beverage
Hot oatmeal, hot coffee, a pot of boiling water; none of those feel good splashed in the face: I think you get the idea.
Generally available outdoors, a handful of dirt thrown into the eyes of an aggressor can blind him and keep him in misery long enough for you to pull off a life-saving self defense move or for you to escape.
Throwing the Attacker into Things
The ground, a wall, a bookcase, a parked car: These are all weapons. Throwing the attacker onto the ground or into a wall can do enough damage for you to end the confrontation and escape.
In conclusion, when it comes to saving your own life against someone intent on doing you harm, it is good to use your mind, be smart and perceptive and aware of what's available in your environment that will give you an advantage in a dangerous situation.