Kelly Muir discusses whether pepper spray is an appropriate defensive tool and explains the disadvantages of pepper spray usage. If it lives at the bottom of your purse, as it does for many users, the answer is definitely no, because you will not be able to access it when under stress during an attack. If you choose to carry pepper spray, stage it for immediate use (for example, in your hand), orient it away from yourself and, most importantly, get training in its use.
Old-school thinking held that if a tourniquet were used on an extremity wound, the injured person would lose that limb. That has been shown to be incorrect, and tourniquets are now in the first-aid kits of medics on battlefields and streets worldwide.Watch Now >>