5 Personal Protection Options Every Woman Should Know About When Traveling

February 11, 2020

Traveling beings a whole set of dangers that many women may not even think of. Luckily,  there are plenty of things you can do to take charge of your safety, including using personal protective devices. These five are easy to use and may help you get out of trouble in a pinch.

Tasers and Stun Guns

A non-lethal option that has grown in popularity lately, tasers and stun guns deliver an intense electrical shock when applied. They are designed to temporarily disable an attacker so you can get away to safety Keep in mind that a taser can shoot up to about 15 feet while you will need to make physical contact to use a stun gun.


If you just want to draw attention to a situation to warn off a potential predator, a whistle may be all the protection you need.


If you prefer a more aggressive option to protect yourself or your family, you may want to look into concealed-carry policies in your area. With a CCW jacket or purse, no one would have to be the wiser to your handgun's location. Be sure you know restrictions about where you can and can't take your firearm so you avoid any legal issues.

Pepper Spray

With ranges up to ten feet, pepper spray can cause intense burning and irritation to an attacker's eyes and nose. This should give you a chance to get away or call for help from someone nearby.

Keychain Alarms

Much like whistles, keychain alarms make an extremely loud sound that draws attention to your situation. A nice thing about these is that can activate them even if they are in a pocket or purse.
Remember to be proactive when you are out and travel with friends when possible. If you do have to be out alone, remember that being alert and aware of your surroundings can often help you avoid a dangerous situation in the first place.

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