posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 11:11 PM
A personal and regular favorite thing to do with idle time at work, is to take anything I can get my hands on and figure out a way to utilize it as a
While it does not sound like much, I assure you, having a bit of experience in using everyday objects as defensive and offensive weapons is a good
thing if sit.X happens. Even in a normal urban setting, it's good to know what you can use to defend yourself, should the situation call for it.
Screwdrivers are just great, as is almost any hand tool.
The afore mentioned clothing is effective as well.
So are keys and lanyards.
I know this is going to get a bit laughable but here goes nothing:
Milk crates, are a favorite of mine. I can actually handle one with deadly resolve.
If you are sitting on one and a would be assailant approaches and starts some beef, whip it out from underneath yourself and handle your
Ordinary salt and pepper shakers are especially useful, while in public.
Empty the contents into your hand and throw it into the eyes of an attacker. Even if you miss, some will undoubtedly get in there.
Don't forget about the shakers themselves.
Nice Hard Glass.
A little chip on the edge of a table and now you have a sharp edge.
A nice bit of thick rope, can be very effective if you add a few monkey knots. Nothing fancy, just knot on top of knot.
Soda cans can be crushed and folded, to make an effective stabbing/cutting tool.
Paper is so innocent looking, but a single piece of 81/2 x 11 can be folded in such a way as to make an effective knuckle duster.
How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?
Plastic bottles are good for this as well.
Pens may not be mightier than the sword literally, but they are far less conspicuous. The nice metal ones are very functional.
Power strips are wieldable like nunchaku.
Pretty much anything you can get your hands on can be turned into a defensive/offensive device.