There's plenty of things around the average home which can be used in self defence, excluding knives.
I lived in a rough area where homes were prone to burglaries on a regular basis with little regard for whether the property was occupied or not. Some
will want to get hold of you for your cash card etc
It's all about getting the upper hand.
They will have the upper hand on you by taking you by surprise. In them few moments you hear your property being broken into, you MUST already know
what to do. Just like people do in the case of a house fire, you plan.
Some people live in areas where there is low crime so this shouldn't be necessary for everyone but on the off chance and you are unlucky, a little
pre-thought won't harm anyone.
Always have a land-line phone upstairs, also take your mobile phone to bed with you, most break-ins will happen at night, whilst you are all nice and
Have the use of an aerosol (one with a far enough spay) to target the face of your attacker. This will give you the upper hand.
Think of your safe room, everyone has one in their house. Somewhere you can quickly jump into and place something preferably heavy against the door.
Use your body against the bit where the door handle is. Stay low to the floor, more weight.
ps, anyone with laminate flooring, a good squirt of oily stuff on the floor will work a treat and bring down the heaviest guy. Ideal for squirting
outside your safe room door floor. Trust me they aint going to get in.
I guess it depends on each persons home and the time you have. My flat door would have taken three or four good kicks, worst case.
Think how easy and quick it is to break into your own home, that's how long you'll have.
The idiot would charge in and fight the attacker without trying to stay safe.
You don't know them, what they are carrying or how many there are of them.
Only do self defence if they are on you and attacking. This is on the premise you don't have a gun
edit on 21-5-2012 by JonoEnglish
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edit on 21-5-2012 by JonoEnglish because: (no reason given)