Everything is a weapon

15 YEAR OLD GIRL DEFENDS HERSELF WITH …

One spike

…the spike on a track shoe.

This is the story of a 15-year-old girl who has a very clear understanding of  the “everything is a weapon” concept I preach about so much. She used the spikes on her track shoes to fend off a man who was attempting to kidnap her.

Read the entire story here.

As long as we are talking about spikes and shoes, I would like to point out these spiked loafers.

The universal language for “Leave me the freak alone!” is a good kick to the crotch. … Read the rest

EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON CONTEST FOR WOMEN

Due to the great response to my “EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON” post, Packing Pretty is holding its first ever contest.

Tell Packing Pretty what unexpected object YOU would use as a defensive weapon and how for your chance to win a 1 year subscription to Garden & Gun magazine (and more)!

 

Submission Guidelines:

  • To enter the contest, you must meet the eligibility requirements and follow all the EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON CONTEST FOR WOMEN rules.
  • Write a brief description of something which is not usually considered a weapon that you would use to defend yourself including how and why you would defend yourself using this method.
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EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON

One of my favorite concepts to bring up when I’m instructing women in self-defense is that just about EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AS A WEAPON. I don’t like to confine women’s minds into believing that a handgun is the only route to self-defense. Some women don’t want a gun, and other times, women who do have guns can’t always access them easily. That is why I teach my students to view everything as a potential tool to aid in their defense.… Read the rest

PACKING MORE THAN JUST POO-BAGS

As a mom to three dogs ( 2 beagles and a corgi) walks, runs and playdates at the  dog park  are a normal part of my day-to-day life. As I was gearing up to take the dogs out the other day, it occurred to me that, once again, I had almost forgotten to bring those little plastic poo-bags. I shared a quiet chuckle with myself as I contemplated just how wrong it is that I never forget to put my gun on when I leave the house; however, I always forget to bring the other imperative items that every other girl in the world wouldn’t leave behind (like my cell phone, chapstick , and in this case, poo-bags).… Read the rest