Hidden Everyday Weapons (Part 3)

Everyday Weapons for Self-Defense:

Flashlight

Everyone should not only have a flashlight, but realize the way to use it as a weapon. There are even flashlights in the market that will tell you that they not only are good for finding items in the dark, but can be used as a weapon.

Maglite Flashlight

Maglite Heavy Duty D Cell flashlights are excellent makeshift billy clubs. Many specialized tactical flashlights have a toothed or serrated bezel that can be used to knock the hell out of your attacker.

After you’ve shined the bright light of a high-powered flashlight in your assailant’s eyes and disorientated him, strike his face with the toothed bezel as hard as you can. The movement should be like vehemently stamping him with a huge rubber stamp.

Aluminum Water Bottle or Stainless-Steel Drink Container

An aluminum water bottle or stainless-steel drink container helps you stay hydrated and keeps your drink hot or cold while sidestepping all those bad and harmful xenoestrogens found in plastic bottles. It can also be used to put a hurting on a violent attacker. Basically, you want the bottle to contain a liquid so your homemade club has some extra weight. Bash your attacker’s face and head with it.

If your bottle has a key ring, slip your belt through the ring and secure it. Now you’ve got a flail to light into our assailant. Swing anywhere and hit everywhere as often as you can.

Smartphone

Smartphones have been constructed to take a beating. Ironically, they can be used to give a beatdown.

Firmly hold your smartphone in your hand and smash the edge and corners of it into vulnerable parts of the body like the neck, eyes, face, throat, and nose.

If you can, put your phone in a sock and use as a sap.

Hidden Everyday Weapons (Part 2)

Everyday Weapons for Self-Defense:

Hot Coffee

Fresh smelling coffee brewing is one of the nicest smells imaginable. Take comfort in the fact that if you’re ever threatened while pouring or drinking a nice, hot cup of joe, you don’t just have a wonderful smelling cup of coffee in your possession, but a good weapon too.

Swing that coffee pot upside your attacker’s head. The hit will stun him or her, the shards of glass will get into the mouth, and the piping hot coffee will make him or her know that they messed with the wrong one.

Coffee Mug

Same procedure as the coffee pot, just on a littler scale. Fling the hot coffee from your mug into the attacker’s face and then continue to bash him/her in his/her face with a fierceness.

Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers can be used in a fire and a personal. Blast the attacker in the

Look around for opportunities to defend yourself

face to momentarily distract him/her and disrupt his intentions. While he’s guessing what’s going on, smash him in the head with the canister of the extinguisher.

Pen

In the right hands and in the right position, the pen is truly mightier than the sword. A stainless- steel pen can be used to stab your attacker. Put it in an overhand grip and target vulnerable parts of the body such as the throat and face

Keys

Besides starting your car or getting you into your home, keys can horribly maim a violent attacker. Put the keys in your hand so their points are sticking out between the fingers of your fist. Start punching your assailant in vulnerable parts of the body (throat and face).

Belt

Just like your belt should match the color of your shoes, you should know that it can be used as a weapon in a hurry. You use it the same way your parents did back in the day, giving you the ass whoopin’ of your life. But don’t hold back. Use the buckle too and go for the face. If you can get close enough, wrap it around the neck for some good old-fashion strangling.

Hidden Everyday Weapons (Part 1)

These hidden weapons hide themselves in plain sight, impersonating regular household objects. With any luck if you visit someone with these items just sitting there, you’re not met with a challenge or you know what to do should you need to for whatever reason. Hidden weapons are deceiving and usable for situations when you might need to protect yourself.

Violence usually happens when you least expect it. To thwart violent attacks, you

Tube of lipstick with a hidden knife inside

must be fast and furious. Hand-to-hand combat is a good tool to know to swiftly dispatch an attacker. Nonetheless, you should constantly be looking for force multiplies, tools that make your counterattacks even more damaging, effective, and painful.

Owning a defensive weapon, regardless if it’s a knife, mace, or gun, for protection isn’t a bad idea. However, sometimes you don’t have it on you (i.e. places where weapons are prohibited). Moreover, what do you do if your attacker knocks your weapon out of your hand? Or, you are in a position in which you can’t get your hands on your weapon.

Thankfully, you’re always around potential weapons. When you want to find and use them, you only need to use your most vital weapon, your mind.

In the right hands, everyday items become lethal weapons. The only requirement is that you have to violate the original purpose of the object. But when your life is in jeopardy, you do what you have to do.

Take a look at the list of suggested everyday objects that can become improvised weapons. You can use this as a jump off point to consider how other objects could save your life in a hurry. When you’re out and about outside, get in the habit of checking out your environment and thinking about what could be used as a weapon if push comes to shove.