Your Questions About Does Pepper Spray Work On Black People

Mary asks…

is this good ingredients for homemade pepper spray?

lemon juice
black pepper
red pepper
rubbing alcohol
hair spray oil

admin answers:

Skip the lemon juice (it rots too fast).
Not sure about “hair spray oil” either.

As for “red pepper” I strongly suggest using 4-5 habanero peppers (fresh, chopped). Let them simmer in a half gallon of water until the liquid is down to half it’s original volume. Cool, then strain well. THey’re the hottest you can get w/out special ordering.

Ruth asks…

Alternatives for ant spray?

Hi! Well it’s getting warm and you can probably imagine what kinds of visitors you are getting. Anyway, I’ve found some ants by my cats’ food and I can’t find any ant spray! Are there any alternatives to get rid of the ants?? Thankyou!
Thankyou but I mean things you can find around the house or something that someone will usually have.

admin answers:

Try using ground black pepper – I put it anywhere I see ants inside and it always works!

David asks…

A Fox News view pepper sprays other shoppers on Black Friday. Thoughts?

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman trying to improve her chance to buy cheap electronics at a Walmart in a wealthy suburb spewed pepper spray on a crowd of shoppers and 20 people suffered minor injuries, police said Friday.

The attack took place about 10:20 p.m. Thursday shortly after doors opened for the sale at the Walmart in Porter Ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

The store had brought out a crate of discounted Xbox video game players, and a crowd had formed to wait for the unwrapping, when the woman began spraying people “in order to get an advantage,” police Sgt. Jose Valle said.

“Faces were red,” shopper John Lopez told ABC News Radio. “This one guy was coming up to my wife going, ‘Call an ambulance! Call an ambulance!’”

Matthew Lopez, 18, told the Los Angeles Times he heard screaming and yelling.

“Moments later, my throat stung. I was coughing really bad and watering up,” he said.

admin answers:

The people deserve it, Black friday is a stupid creation, a long with all the loser who wait in line for even days for some savings, I hope the lady and the ones spray GET SEXUALLY ABUSE BY A BLACK MAN ON A FRIDAY. SO THEY KNOW THE REAL MEANING OF BLACK FRIDAY.

Fcuk all there losers. America needs to get rid off of all there dumb ignorant people, along side with illegal aliens (the bad ones) and everyone else that is a waste.

Maria asks…

Should I carry a pepper spray, tazer, and pocket knife for self defense?

I live in a bad community and I have to walk home sometimes and I get scared walking home sometimes because once this guy wanted to follow me home, but luckily I was close by I still ran fast home, locked my gates and doors, hidden in the closet with the broom in my hands lol. And when I was walking home from Saturday school this creepy guy was watching as he drove by (he was in the seat next to the driver). And again when I was coming back from Saturday school I was passing by this bus stop and it was Valentine’s day and when I passed by this guy he was like “Hello sweetheart.” and I just looked at him with a creeped out face and continued walking. And when I was in 8th grade walking from my bus stop on the last day of school (I felt glad because it was my last going on buses and I thought walking.) this guy was following me on his truck like he kept going around the block like three times so I was really scared and I didn’t want to know where I lived so I ran all the way home (I used too walk on block from my old bus stop.). So my mom can’t pick me up from Saturday school because she’s at work at that time and I stopped going anyways because of that and I don’t go because I wasn’t learning anything and I was just wasting my time there. So now you can see why I need this stuff and not be racist but all these encounters where from black people (I live in a mostly black people community and I am not racist because my two close friends are fraternal black twins, I like this guys who is black, and my favorite teacher is black so don’t come saying all this trash that I am racist and I am not paranoid because this has happened a lot already)! I want to get these stuff to stay safe because I don’t want to get raped, sexually assaulted, robbed, kidnapped, hit on, beat up, or stalked! What do I do?!?! Oh and the block are only two but they are LONG, it’s a 20 minute walk. And when they trying talking to me I act like I don’t know English hear or see them, or know what they are saying. And how I do I prevent them from watching me or hitting or stalking on me?! And what if they like touch me?! Pepper spray, stab, and tazer? I live in Florida and I am 15, going to be 16 on May 23rd.
(I felt glad because it was my last going on buses and I thought I was going to walk anymore.)*
this guy was following me on his truck like he kept going around the block like three times so I was really scared and I didn’t want him to know where I lived so I ran all the way home*

admin answers:

Only pepper spray. Use of a pocket knife or tazer could get you arrested or at the very least, sued for violent offence, especially if all they did was talk to you.

I know they can be intimidating, but if you’re in real danger, just pepper spray then lash out, aiming for the, ahem, tenders. Then run and scream at the top of your lungs. That’s proper self defence. And finally, you have to dial 911 if you’re in danger. As in, not when someone looks at you oddly, but maybe if someone actually grabbed you.

The final thing to do would be to sign up for self defence classes, that could help.

Only the pepper spray though, because you don’t want to be in trouble with the law because you used “unreasonable force” against your assailant.

BTW- I understand what you mean; anyone can be intimidating, but if there’s a large group who appear to be one group, a large group of people who seem very similar, then it can make them even more intimidating.

Richard asks…

how do i make pepper sauce for steak?

admin answers:

I saw that you were given a lovely recipe for a black pepper, pepper sauce, but this is a recipe for a pepper sauce using the vegetable (pepper) and I assume may be more of what you are looking for.

Grilled Steak with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

4 (4 ounce) beef top sirloin steak
1/2 cup commercially prepared fat-free Italian dressing
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
4 medium sweet red bell peppers, divided (also could use green peppers or combo of both)
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 teaspoon beef flavored bouillon granules
Nonstick cooking spray

Trim fat from steaks. Pour Italian dressing and vinegar over steaks in a large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove steaks from bag and discard marinade.

Slice bell peppers in half and remove seeds. Slice one bell pepper into thin strips and set aside. Chop the remaining bell peppers and combine with the next 4 ingredients in a nonstick skillet. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place sauteed pepper mixture in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

Grill steaks to desired doneness. Saute remaining pepper strips in a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove pepper strips and reheat pepper sauce. Pour sauce over pepper strips and steaks before serving.

Makes 4 Servings

Personally, I keep the following in the freezer at all times and use it:

When green, red, or yellow peppers are on sale at the store or on the reduced shelf I buy up a lot. Once home, I cut them into strips and saute them with onions in olive oil. I then package them in small “snack bags” and place the small bags into larger zip-loc bags and place in freezer. Then, when I need sauted peppers and onions to use over steaks, in fajitas, or diced into sauces, I have them in minutes. Enjoy!

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Your Questions About Pepper Spray Safety

Susan asks…

My ex-boyfriend pepper sprayed me Thursday morning and was arrested and charged with domestic violence?

I am really afraid of him getting out because I just found two illegal guns in a trunk locked up in his closet. I wouldn’t be as afraid if he would of told me what it was from the getco, but the fact that I discovered it after this horrific incident I’m really afraid of him getting out and coming back, I asked my neighbor to hold the weapons in case he comes back and wants to start problems.

I’m going to paste his info I see online I’m not really familiar with this whole arrest thing so whatever answers can be given by whoever reads this will be Greatly APPRECIATED.

Charge Number: 1
Case Number:
Statute: 784.03-1a1(HG)
Charge Comment:
Charge Status: BOND OUT – SURETY (Surety Bond is pending)
Bond Type: BD
Bond Amount: 1,000.00

admin answers:

Why don’t you keep the guns for your own safety? You must be another one of the sheep

Donald asks…

If i used a pepper spray on a criminal,then what do i do next?

I can’t call the police,you need to pay for it.And do i fight the criminal?punch em’ or whatever?
What do i do?what if the guy revenge on me?what do i do
Also the guy is bigger and older than me…….
And there’s no police station near here.Also i think they’ll charge me if i call the police.If i run,he may take revenge too.

admin answers:

Kick them in their private area then run to safety.

Charles asks…

Serious Question about a guys safety?

What with the legal system being horrifyingly biased towards women and judgmental towards men these days…..

If a woman(an angry feminist no doubt) decides to assault a guy and there are no reliable witnesses present, how is he supposed to protect himself without getting butchered by the law or the woman?

I must concede to feeling somewhat vulnerable concerning such a situation owing to the fact that I’d broken my knee whilst playing rugby and I’m afraid my chances of outrunning my attacker would be considerably slim

so seriously, what’re we supposed to do? Hit em with a lollipop?
What would you guys do?
What planet is Harbinger from? Or has he just time travelled from the past?
@ Holly – I thought we weren’t supposed to touch them….besides what if she presses charges against me for “grinding my crotch against her aaz? =O bad idea
Yeah as Twiglets points out – Christina’s spilled the beans
@ B4 Rockin – “If you’ve broken your knee, that’s probably the first sign that you’re not the perpetrator of the crime. Cripples rarely start fights, if they’re smart enough to avoid one”

I can totally take on a guy – its the women I’m worried about nowadays owing the current situation Jeeez

admin answers:

Carry some pepper spray, big guy.. And if you get attacked, scream real loud and in a high pitch like this until someone comes:


Sharon asks…

Is it dangerous to run at 1:18AM?

I think I’ll be okay? I just really want to go for a run. I’m almost 18, and im a girl.
lmao…omg. I dont have mace or pepper spray….I live in a city in Canada.
lol I would love that!, then I don’t have to worry about predators

admin answers:

If u do run carry a bottle of pepper spray for safety honestly do it cause you never know what can happen and mainly beware of ur surroundings mace is legal and pepper spray is more effective it hovers and goes with the wind mace is liquid that is like water the only difference is the water content LOL ill get u some police issed pepper spray if u want

Maria asks…

Pocket knives/pepper spray for sale in southern,Maryland washington dc area where ?

I looking to carry a pocket knife for safety and my boyfriend looking to carry a pocket knife, need a good place who sells in in southern maryland. better to safe than sorry.

admin answers:

Yes you can go to ONE STOP , they carry various kind of pocket knives and even the pepper spray or even stun gun . Hope this helps you. Here is the address give them a call:


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Your Questions About Does Pepper Spray Work On Bears

Donna asks…

Why is pepper spray over 2.5 oz illegal in CA but you can still buy huge bottles of bear spray?

Which is essentially the same thing, right? CA is for California, USA in case you’re thinking Canada.

admin answers:

Because the bear spray needs that much to defend against bears……..technically u could probably b prosecuted if u used it on a human attacker but since a jury would never convict u the prosecutors wont even bother…..

Betty asks…

Mace, pepper spray or wasp spray?

Many people have problems with strays or dogs that escape their yard & roam the street. Some of these loose dogs are dangerous & do attack. Making it impossible just to walk down the street.

A question a little while ago ask what you could do to protect a dog who would not protect it’s self. Many of you said mace or pepper spray, right?

Well, i have heard & read that wasp spray is what women should carry to protect them selves. It has a 20 ft spray, a lot further than mace or pepper spray.

All three are to be sprayed into the eyes of the attacker.

How do you feel about using the wasp spray in dangerous situations with dogs?

Opinions, please.
Lioness, a big stick can get you in bad trouble if the dogs has had any kind of aggression work. Especially if someone is trying to train his own dog.

When you make a swing with the stick that leaves you wide open for a belly attack.
GSD Lover. why would your dog(s) be out of your yard?

admin answers:

Yes, to protect my dog and potentially myself and my baby from an attacking dog I would use even wasp spray. Pepper spray inflicts an otherwordly pain the likes of which makes the sufferer wish they were dead, but it’s temporary and generally doesn’t inflict permanent damage. I don’t know about wasp spray, but if I’m out in my yard killing a hornet’s nest and it’s in my hand, I’m using it. I’d use it on an attacking person, too.

Consider pepper spray in a long-reach can for use on bears. It even comes out in a bright orange stream so you can aim it.

Helen asks…

Bear spray does it work?

ive herd alot about bear peper- spray,

does anyone know if it realy works to scare off bears? being into mountian climbing im apt to run into a bear

admin answers:

Pepper spray is a good deterrent, You should always be prepared in bear country, wear red flannel so that you can be seen easy if they see you first from a distance the bear is more likely to avoid you. Carry bear bells as you hike we are often quiet and if the bear hears you coming it again may avoid you. Be alert to your surroundings and look for bear sign and rubbings on trees or scat ,bear scat will have red flannel and bells in it and smell of pepper spray. LOL ;D

Sandy asks…

When you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, does this increase the risk of getting infections of the foot?

Do you need to spray down your empathy like they do with shoes at the bowling alley?

admin answers:

Pepper spray, pfft, bear mace dear….

Maria asks…

Why is pepper spray illegal in Canada?

I don’t understand why if a woman brings pepper spray into Canada on a key chain, that is equivalent to the harm of an armed weapon.

The whole point of pepper spray being allowed in the USA (especially for women) is to PREVENT a violent crime by enabling the woman if under attack by a villain, criminal, or rapist, or jealous ex-boyfriend…….to be able to TEMPORARILY blind the person intending to do harm so as to escape from the trauma.

And then the person who got sprayed eventually comes back to being fine.

If I were a typical average American not that well informed about Canada not living in Canada and were a woman who has suffered a trauma and I wanted to visit Canada. While I agree it’s respectful to know the laws of the country you are entering, usually a lack of an understanding that does not trigger any intended harm would be some kind of a warning or a confiscation.

Why is the penalty so severe for someone who unknowingly breaking this pepper spray law being subject to $1,500.00 fine PLUS possibly denied the right to even enter to pursue a court hearing and if unresolved forever banned from entry?

How is that not really one of the harsher elements of Canadian law imposed on outsiders? Compared to the consequences of other crimes.
I can even reason with a warning on the 1st violation and a $10,000 fine on any repeated violation. That would even be logical. But without a warning, it’s just excessive in my opinion
The warning would of course apply to someone who can reasonably prove they did not know and perhaps could refer customs to another person to testify that this person has a legitimate reason in the states for pepper spray.
I know ignorance of the law is no excuse, but the decree of a punishment also should fit the bill. I can only conclude that the $1,500 fine is money-driven. It has to be because the effectiveness of an official warning and confiscation would 100% thwart the illegal activity. The next repeated offense, you can use the maximum penalty because the person was “warned” and the warning would be on a permanent file. (something like that).

The warning would be viewed by any customs official when handed the US passport number. This would trigger a potential search for pepper spray every time.

So why fine $1,500.00 without warning? How is that a crime prevention technique? It is obviously an opportunity at raising extra government revenues.
I mean come on…don’t take after the Somali pirates who hold people for ransom. They’d be like “you had pepper spray, you will be held here, “We will negotiate a $1,500 ransom or else be barred from entry.” The only difference would be it’s “We will negotiate a ransom or else you will be barred from LEAVING”. Close
You have to give Americans credit here. I tried to tease them into implying an argument that Canada has no right to hold US citizens in Canada jail waiting for trial unless they pay $1,500 for pepper spray. I did this by creating a fictitious example where the Government of Canada was instead replaced with the words “Somali Pirates.”
Instead, American answerers were smart enough to distinguish the difference between soverign governments and Somali Pirates and STILL implied if Somalia had its own Navy, they could fine and arrest for pepper spray if their laws banned the use of pepper spray. Instead I come off looking like a complete moron.;_ylt=Anxj7k32m6L1kQzgKBepfNPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090713090344AApgRuI

admin answers:

In your defence (and most of my comments are not) while “pepper spray” is illegal in Canada “bear spray” is perfectly legal. Although just because it is legal, doesn’t mean you can bring it across the border. I don’t know if you can or not. I mean, cigarettes and money are legal in Canada too, but you have to declare excessive amounts to customs. Anyway, the difference between pepper spray and bear spray? The size of the container. Bear spray is a big honking can of pepper spray. Lol.

However, what you are saying about pepper spray is the same thing some Americans say about guns. Why can’t they carry their guns in Canada for self defence. It’s a slippery slope and we choose to not allow weapons into Canada. How do we know the person making the claim of only wanting to use it for self defence isn’t planning to use it for criminal activities? When you carry pepper spray around your home town, how are you any better off seeing as a rapist or mugger around the corner can also be carrying pepper spray? It is a armed escalation theory we choose not to have in Canada.

And by carrying a weapon for self defence, be prepared for it to be used on you. A lot of such things your perpetrator can take it away from you and use it on you.

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Your Questions About Pepper Spray Safety

Paul asks…

What do you think about pepper spray restrictions?

Did you know that in some areas of the U.S. women (and men of course) aren’t allowed to carry pepper spray for their own protection? In some areas, they also can’t carry nonlethal stun guns. I couldn’t believe it. Now, I’m not talking about using these items to commit a crime or against police officers. In fact, if only for the safety of law enforcement officials, I would prefer these protection measures over fire arms.

(Although, I can’t remember the last time a criminal bought and registered their weapons of any kind legally, Then again, I just know what my father knew and saw. And he just was a firefighter and videographer who worked closely with police. He only worked and documented video evidence of horrific crime scenes and gang shoo touts in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. for over ten years. What does he know, right?)

I’m talking about personal protection. It seems to me that laws would rather protect an assailant and potential rapist/murder than a civilian. It really does upset me. It wastes police officers time and our tax money when they have to fine or prosecute a victim for protecting themselves rather than the actual assailant. It also makes law officials look bad when they’re only doing their jobs. Law makers are responsible for unrealistic laws, not police officers. That’s just my opinion. What do you think?
You are very correct that by federal law pepper spray is not illegal. However, state law, county law, and even city laws undermind federal laws. In Chicago, Pepper spray is illegal and you will be arrested for it. There are states that have passed laws that will put you in jail if you are found carrying it. University and certain employers have even made rules against it.

admin answers:

It will not protect the innocent to make the spray products unavaible. They may be having trouble in different areas wiht criminals using the products, but the criminals will obtain it, the honest people will folow the law. It puts them at an disadvantage.

Maria asks…

Does anyone know a safe secure site I can buy some MACE?

I need some that is Michigan approved

admin answers:

i would go with the pepper spray pen and the key chain safety alarm.

James asks…

Personal safety question?

2 scenarios:
1. If someone with a knife were to approach me and demand money, would it be okay (legally) for me to quickly pull out a knife before he has a chance to react, stab him and run away?
2. Same situation and question, but the person does not have any weapons.

Is there a better response to these two scenarios than just complying?

admin answers:

Yes it would be but unless u were a trained expert knife fighter he will be able to stab u first. Second it depends but I wouldn’t , u may get sent to jail and have to go though court and jury to prove it was self defense and could cost u a good amount of money. Because he didn’t have a wepon, useing a deadly wepon like a knife wouldn’t be a good ideal. I would comply. It be better to use pepper spray or get your chl and train to use a small pistol

Lizzie asks…

Does anyone know if carrying around mace or pepper spray is illegal in th UK?

I’ll probably never need to use it – or would a personal alarm be a better bet? If what I fear comes to pass I’ll need to act in a hurry.
I would need just a few minutes to summon help – but need to be able to set an alarm off with a single touch. Cell phone too slow.

Loud alarm sounds the best bet – I’d need it to be discrete – maybe worked into a necklace or bracelet.

admin answers:

My Crime Prevention Officer gave me a fantastic spray which is British version of mace. Its got a 138 decibel blast, emits a cloud of very repulsive vapour and a cloud of ‘invisable’ ultra violet identifier.
You can get a good selection on for under a tenner. I got mine for free so you might be able to blag one from your CPO. If you’ve got something you are concerned about talk to your CPO or Domestic Violence Officer for info on personal safety.
Take care!!!

Michael asks…

Selling pepper spray, stun guns…etc?

I came across a home business that sells this sort of stuff. i think it is kind of cool. im a military wife, and i know that i would for sure buy this stuff. anyway, do you think that i could make money doing this? do you know of any more companies that does this?

admin answers:

I is a very viable business to run like a TupperWare or Avon business. I know of many people who have home parties to sell this type of product.

I sell these products through my e-store at :

I know that the supplier I use also supplies many small businesses and I can highly recommend them.

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Your Questions About Does Pepper Spray Work On Dogs

Lisa asks…

Dogs off leash are mostly aggressive to my dog what can I do ?

I walk my Bloodhound onleash around my house and for some reason I seem to run into people walking their dogs offleash or pass by houses with people that don’t fence their dogs that are aggressive about 70% of the time. I don’t know what to do. I have had some scary experiences and I carry pepper spray but the dog owners I run into always say “don’t worry my dogs nice” and sure enough the dog gets close to mine and wants to get aggressive. I don’t want other dogs around mine because I don’t trust anyone anymore due to bad experiences. I threatened a guy tonight with a German Shepperd offleash and a pit onleash that he should keep his shepperd away from my dog or I would pepper spray it and he got aggressive and said he would let his pitbull lose and it got really ugly. I just don’t want my dog to get hurt or hurt another dog. I obey the law and I expect other people to but I’m realistic and know it’ll never be perfect. Anybody else have these problems and what have you done ?

admin answers:

Is it always the same dogs? I would try to find out where they live and call the police or animal control (As long as you actually do have a leash law in your town). The owners will get fined and trust me, nothing encourages people to be responsible pet owners like having to pay money for not doing it. If it’s not always the same dogs, then as sad as it is, you’ll probably have to find somewhere else to walk your dog.

ADD: I’ve also seen these handheld things sold in pet stores that supposedly let off an ultra sonic sound when you push the button and repel dogs. I’ve never tried one but that might be worth trying. Just make sure you don’t use it too much because I’d imagine the sound will bother your dog as well.

Nancy asks…

Should I carry pepper spray?

Should I carry pepper spray? because everytime i walk my dog i get honked at and guys look at me and wave and it really scares me!
plus i am thirteen, a minor, its because i am tall i think tht’s why people think im older, im 5’9”, plus a little bit bigger in the northern region!
i have a yellow lab. (very intimidating) and im not sure if he will pretect me, b.c he is scared of chichuas!!! what do i do!!!
thank you everyone… and the first person to answer this.. yes im five nine, plus im the biggest klutz i tried karate nd broke something :) haha! MEN R CREEPS!!!!!!!!!! ugh, and thank you for the adivce

i forgot to mention that i live near the city (new york) so IT IS VERY BUSY where i live! ugh!!!!
oh yeah and i forgot, my dad is a cop, should i tell him, im afraid he might not let me do anything agian alone, b.c he sees what happens
WOW thank you kaper! :) didnt know tht stuff

admin answers:

You should carry whatever you need to feel safe…no one should be denied the right to self defense.

Your dog may surprise you – I had a friend who had a very cowardly dog …unless you threatened him: then she was all teeth and growl.

Tell your dad – he may have additional ideas on keeping you safe.

George asks…

Pepper spray use on dog?

My neighbor next door has 2 aggressive dogs that constantly are loose. There is a leash law here and last week one of their dogs (a large border collie mix) actually jumped on my dog while I had him outside on a leash going to the bathroom! The neighbor was smiling because his dog was trying to bite mine! The dog warden came over with the police the next day and told these people to keep their dogs on a leash or they would get a ticket. They had the yellow dog unrestrained when the dog warden came over too. This morning I start walking towards my house from my garage. There is a small parking lot between my garage and my house. I see that the dog is loose and try to walk past it since it was right behind my car that I just parked. It has its head lowered, tail up and is following me and my lab. There is NO ONE holding the dog and the dog is NOT leashed! I start walking quickly towards my house (I have my dog with me trotting by my side) and the dog starts following us along the side of my house and then starts to chase us. He was about 3 feet chasing behind us, I turned around and pepper sprayed him. The dog stopped in is tracks and I then heard the people next door yelling. I ran inside my house and called the dog warden. Do you think I should call the police about this matter? Its saturday, the dog warden wont be in till monday. I definantly felt threatened since I have back and knee problems and no one can outrun a 90lb dog! I also felt threatened for my own dogs life. I wouldnt be running if I wasnt scared.
just to let people know as well. This dog does not have ANY shots or a license. It just looks sickly and thin. It has chased me and my dog 5 times and twice cornered me and my 5 month old daughter in our garage. The dog is not friendly at all and the police know this.
I do feel bad for these dog. This particular dog has almost been hit by cars 2x and he is malnurised and I know its never the dogs fault, its the owners. I want their dogs to get new homes so maybe someone could work with them to make them friendly. Ive worked for rescues before and I feel bad, but Im not risking my dog getting injured. My dog is a future show dog and can not risk a bite!
Alright, I called the cops and they did not do anything, but they took the report down because I guess they know about these people and their dog. lol right now I just looked out my window and the dog is STILL loose! ughhh! Well hopefully the dog warden will get my message on monday :-) thank you for all the advice! <3

admin answers:

Definitely make a report to the police. Maybe also call the humane society. Sound like your neighbors do not deserve to have pets

Maria asks…

Protecting against dog attacks?

My dog got attacked today, she is a small dog. She had minor injuries luckily.
What are some things i can bring with me to protect her?
I don’t have access to pepper spray or mace (I’m Australian) and i don’t want to use wasp spray, as most of them have labels stating that it is not to be used for reasons outside its intended purpose.
I don’t wish to bring a spray bottle either, because it doesn’t spray very far.
I’ve heard of bringing an umbrella, but do i poke the other dog, whack it, open it up and push, or stick it in its mouth so it can’t bite?
Any other things i can use?
What should i do when a dog attacks my dog but has no signs of attacking? (If a dog shows signs i just back off)
Also, if it runs up to my dog and i, should i run? Kick it in the head?


admin answers:

It’s going to be rather scary walking your dog for the next few weeks in the same place, so could you arrange to walk with a friend and their dog or perhaps another family member?
Older people are often comfortable carrying a stout walking stick/cane made out of a strong hardwood. If you carry a Baseball bat you could be accused of going ‘equipped’ to commit a crime.
Umbrellas make formidable prodding weapons but they aren’t any good for whacking, however opening them up sometimes startles the attacking dog. These dogs will often try to get around behind you because they are only after your dog so if you can stay near the edges of places then you’re safer. Also you can lift your little dog up onto a car or wall if you need to.

Is there something you could do to boost your own self confidence like joining a martial arts class? This will enable you to send out and unmistakeable aura of confidence such that you’ll get left alone anyway.

It’s a waste of time running from a dog. Stand your ground and make a loud noise. Girls can emit a deafening screech that not only startles the attacker but alerts everyone around. You could carry a rape alarm. If another dog attacked mine and wouldn’t back off I’d kick it or whack it anywhere until it desisted.

All dog attacks in public places need to be reported to the relevant authorities. It isn’t grassing’ when the owners are totally fackless idiots.

Mary asks…

Why other dogs constantly attack mine?

I have german shepherd, female, 8 years old. In the last two years when we go out every dog attacks her. She does not snarl,bite – sometimes she even does not pay any attention. But unfortunately many times the dogs are without halters or we meet homeless dogs and they attack her and I am girl and it`s hard to handle this and now I am even scared to take her for a walk.When I asked a vet he said that she is too kind and “the nerd” that`s way there is such reaction. But how to solve the problem?

admin answers:

Carry pepper spray and protect your dog when necessary. I always carry it in case I ever need it.

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Sandy asks…

Can I sneak pepper spray on a cruise?

I am a 22-year-old female and I am going on a cruise to Catalina and Mexico with my girlfriends over spring break. We will be spending a day in Ensenada and with the state Mexico’s in right now, one of my girlfriends said she was a bit nervous about getting off the ship. I’m not too worried about it, but I would rather not leave my pepper spray home. However, pepper spray is not permitted on cruises and I’m pretty sure they do a pretty thorough luggage check (with X-rays & stuff like at the airport).

Has anyone ever brought pepper spray on a cruise before? Do you think I can get away with it? Where should I hide it? I mean, I’m not a terrorist I just want to keep myself and my friends safe, ya know? Not that pepper spray is an end-all safety measure, but I’d feel a bit more comfortable…. Any advice/suggestions?
I know I’ll be fine on the cruise, but I’m talking about when we get off the ship in Ensenada and go to the bar… I don’t really think I’ll need my pepper spray, but I’d rather have it with me just i case. I’ve had it for years and never had to use it… but if I’m gonna bring it anywhere I would think this would be the time.

So please, no more answers telling me not to bring it. Just give me advice about ways to sneak it. (Not that the 1st 2 answers weren’t helpful anyway; they were.) :)

admin answers:

Ensenada is not a port you’d probably want to visit anyway. Just stay on the ship. You may not even be there long enough to go ashore for any length of time. The ship must stop in a foreign port to fulfill provisions of the Jones Act and sometimes they don’t even allow passengers to disembark there. There’s nothing to see or do there.

You won’t be able to take pepper spray on the ship and you and your entire party could be barred from boarding if you’re caught with it. If you’re that worried about safety, just stay on the ship and enjoy the bar there, if that’s all you’re interested in anyway.

Mary asks…

Where is a good place to buy pepper spray/mace since they don’t sell it @ my local WalMart?

admin answers:

You can find the best selection of Pepper Spray on the internet at sites like

If your not comfortable with buying over the internet or can not find a product that meets your needs you can commonly find them at gun stores, pawn shops and some locally owned hardware stores like ACE Hardware.

Betty asks…

I need to carry pepper spray, but I don’t think it’s legal because I’m not 18 yet. What can I do?

I volunteer at the hospital and I’m usually there until 8:30 at night. This wasn’t a big problem in the summer, but now that fall’s approaching, it’s getting darker faster and I’m getting kind of worried. I’ve heard of horrible things happening to young girls (I’m 16).
Anyway, one of my friends who works at a neighboring hospital told me that a volunteer there was raped by a security guard so this entire situation is making me feel VERY nervous.
Someone suggested to me that I carry pepper spary in my purse or pocket and I thought that would be a good idea, but I’m not over hte age of 18, which is when you can legally carry pepper spray.
Is there anything else I can do to protect myself? Sure, I’m being paranoid, but I think- better safe than sorry.

admin answers:

Just carry it, its for your safety and defense. Its not like your just going to spray random people…

James asks…

if the police catch you with a pepper spray what happens?

will they just take you to the police station take your identity and leave you or is there more??
And what happens if you use it,for self defense always and then they catch you?
In greece
5 years prison? if you rob a bank you’ll get less.
Don’t fool with me cause I have a very good reason to get this thing and I’m not an aggresive person
δεν μου φτανει που εχω το προβλημα μου, εχω και τον μαλακα τον σκοπιανο με τις παπαριες του

admin answers:

The use is illegal and if you are caught with it you face serious penal problems.
However, if certain circumstances of personal safety exist, you may be able to get a permit and if you can prove the necessity of it use.
If on the other hand use it. E.g. In a case of possible raping you may get a sentence lighter under the extenuating circumstances of the case.

Steven asks…

Can you use the pepper sray?

Is legal to use pepper spray for personal safety?
If so, where you can buy it and how much is the approximate cost?
Thank you

admin answers:

Whether or not you can use it depends on state statute. You can purchase and get pricing info here:

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Helen asks…

Pepper Spray?

I encountered a rather dangerous situation last weekend while walking home alone after the pub. Am I allowed to carry Pepper Spray in the UK for self defence

admin answers:

No… Pepper spray is illegal in the UK.

It is classed as a prohibited article (capable of firing a noxious liquid).

Covered by Section 5 of the Firearms Act 1967.

Result = Arrest and convcition.

Betty asks…

Can you eat pepper spray?

Like if you spray it on your food?

admin answers:

Pepper Spray is only 2-10% pepper (or more accurately, capsaicin) The rest is propellant and suspension liquid. These can include benzene, isotropy alcohol and inert oils, all of which are toxic if eaten.

Paul asks…

I need pepper spray to protect myself?

Which is better? pepper spray or mase. Where is the best to get it for cheap. I want something that can spray a long distance and deter an attacker for more than ten minutes

admin answers:

Pepper spray works fairly well, but you have to be careful and not use it in conditions where the wind may push it back toward you. Mace is best, but it is more expensive and not available in all jurisdictions.

My recommendation would be to buy a couple of cans of the pepper spray and practice quick draw and aiming with it. If you can’t use it quickly and accurately, there is no use in having the stuff at all.

John asks…

1/2 0Z can w case pepper spray.Is it illegal in Ca?

well my friends girl friend had a can of pepper spray that she bought couple days ago. She’s 20 and she brings it with her everywhere. I bought a 1/2 oz can of pepper spray for my sister .She scared to use it and scared that it’s illegal. We live in Ca and i don;t know the laws with pepper spray in Ca. I bought it in a mall in Ca.

admin answers:

Pepper spray is totally legal to possess in California. Check with a local lawyer or you local police department to find out if there are any local laws concerning the possession and use of pepper spray. I mean, they sell it in the mall. If it were illegal, do you really think they’d be allowed to sell it in the mall?

As for being afraid to use it, she shouldn’t. If someone is trying to hurt or rape her, she has every right to use it and should. It won’t kill them, but it’ll hurt like nobody’s business for 30-45 minutes. Take her out to a field and show her how to use it and let her get comfortable with it. Just make sure you’re downwind when you do. It won’t do her any good to have it if she won’t use it.

Mandy asks…

Should she get brass knuckles or pepper spray? ?

I have a friend, she has a boyfriend of 2 months that suddenly stopped talking to her; it’s been 3 weeks. She was very close to him… They both live an hour apart, she’s a college student and he’s a high school senior.

She is going through the stages of grief right now. But she wants to go meet him this weekend to bust his __________. I told her to just solve the problem before finals so she can at least get a decent grade.

What should she do? She even asked me where she can buy pepper spray.

admin answers:

At least pepper spray is legal. You do have to be 18 to purchase it where I live, but it could be different. (I don’t know how old you are, sorry.)

Don’t use brass knuckles, they are illegal and you can do more damage than you mean to.

What did he do to go from him not talking to her to her needing to be protected against him? You don’t have to answer that, I was just thinking, if he is dangerous she could look into a protective order. If she can stay with friends for finals she should, to relieve stress and to keep her mind off of things.

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Susan asks…

I’m a security guard, what should I do when a woman comes at me with pepper spray and her male friends?

are yelling at me? I was lucky today, her friends pulled her away and out of my store but I don’t know what I could have done in this situation..

admin answers:

If you see a imminent threat, and the pepper spray, the girl, and the friends are all actually threats toward you, then your human instinct kicks in. You eight erfight or flight. In this case I would advise the safest thing to do is to flight. So remove yourself from the ssituationas quickly and safely as possible as you are outnumbered and the girl has pepper spray. If you have a radio, call for back up. Don’t try to take them head on and ask for police assistance. Rememebr your safety is your top priority so don’t feel embarrassed for backing down.

Daniel asks…

Does anyone know where I can get…?

pepper spray or mase. thanks and I didn’t know what category so i picked this one

admin answers:

Evaluate market kiosks that offer personal defense equipment. You can purchase pepper spray at these places, but the lack of a storefront means no responsibility on the part of the seller. You may want to buy pepper spray at a more established location.
Visit hardware stores and specialty shops like firearms vendors. You will most likely find a selection of sprays available.
Discuss potency and use issues with the store staff. Get informed on what the different sprays are like. Also review how sprays are commonly used.
Get informed on features of the spray device including safety functions and tracking information.
Search a wide variety of online vendors who also sell pepper spray to find the best deals on personal defense equipment.
But,if you want the real good illegal kind make friends with a cop and ask for some.

Jenny asks…

Jogger safety for teen girl ?

im 17 and i jog alone with my ipod blaring,

is it legal to carring pepper spray ?

any ideas on things i can legally carry with me that are jogger friendly ?

( i dont like jogging with others, i only like jogging alone )

any opions would be nice.


admin answers:

Carry pepper spray, or carry an air horn. How would you like THAT thing blaring in your ear as you’re trying to attack a 17-year-old jogger?

The only reason I make those suggestions is because guns are too cumbersome when you’re trying to jog.

Sandy asks…



ILLINOIS: Legal with restrictions.

The use of a product “**containing a non-lethal noxious liquid gas or substance designed solely for personal defense carried by a person 18 years of age or older” is authorized by Section 720 ILCS 5/24-1.


admin answers:

It appears that maybe you can have pepper spray, but I would look at some of the hefty court awards that are awarded to victims of school pepper spray incidences before I consider it. Even if legal it could still set you up for court battle and cash loss due to a judgement of negligence, or some other actionable cause.

John asks…

Another qeustion about pepper spray?

I understand it’s illegal to own pepper spray in Ontario, but really, when your physical safety in danger, can they overlook the fact that you used pepper spray, in order to defend yourself?

Should I carry a knife in my bag instead? (I am being sarcastic…)

admin answers:

I carry a knife everywhere I go,one quick thrust into the throat and any confrontation is over.


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Michael asks…

How can I be safer while running by myself on the wooded trails?

I like to run alone, on some wooded trails behind a park close by my house. I run at a time of morning that nobody else runs at so that I can get a tan (later in the morning. I’m an 18 yr old girl.. It’s important :)
I always run with my dog, unfortunately he’s still very young and acts much like a puppy (well, he is.. but he’s a big boy. He’s still not full size yet! he weighs 50 lbs and he’s 6 months old).He is a large breed though and most people are intimidated by him (which I really don’t get. he’s a puppy for pete’s sake!).
I have started to bring my cell phone with me, but I really hate doing this. I’m not a fan of phones, I feel like they tie me down. I rarely have my phone on me!
Anyways, how can I make my runs safer?.. I usually am not afraid of many things, but I live in a pretty disgusting area of the country and we have a lot of creeps here. Also we have lots of snakes and groups of homeless people that sleep in our woods. (I see beer cans and lunch bags quite often strewn throughout the trails)

admin answers:

Honestly it doesn’t sound like the best place to be running.

Try to find a running partner or head to a better location.

If you insist on running there here are a few options.
-Change the time you run, you don’t want those creeps to figure out a routine
-Don’t wear headphones, you’ll need to be able to hear anyone around you
-Carry some type of running pepper spray or similar or carry some.
-Don’t bother with a whistle, out of breath from running it will be hard to blow plus if you are too far away people either will not listen or assume its kids playing.
-Taking the dog is a good idea, don’t tell people on the trail know that he/she is friendly or a puppy. Let them assume the big dog will tear them up.
-While you want to run in clothes that make it easier, be mindful how much attention those clothes might bring, a t-shirt and longer shorts would be the smarter option over running bra and shorty shorts.

Again, it sounds like some place else would be better. Please be safe, good luck

I strongly recommend finding a safer area. Good luck

James asks…

my birthday is on april 1st everyone plays jokes on me but this year i want to pull jokes on them can you help

the theme of my birthday is jokes and pranks everyone play tricks on my birthday every year but this year i want to get back i need pranks to pull that arent messy but mean to pull on my friends at the party

admin answers:

Hmmmm…(devious smile…), practical jokes,eh? Love ‘em!Hopefully the party’s going to be at your place, but if not, you can bring enough arsenal to booby-trap the place while you’re there. Here’s a few suggestions:

1)Snacks and appetizers:
>Replace the chocolate chunks in a cookie mix with chunks of crumbled Ex-Lax.
>Remove the double- stuff cream Oreo cookie centers and replace it with a mixture of half the real stuff, and half a mixture of that new vanilla-flavored toothpaste and baking soda.
>Break some Cheese Puffs in half (the original fat, puffy ones).Use a paper clip or a toothpick to hollow out the little chambers in the puffs. Fill the hollowed-out sections of the puffs with cayenne pepper. Reconnect the halves. (If you dampen both ends, they’ll easily weld themselves back together.) Your victims that snack on these will experience some serious “BURN!”
>Also, Styrofoam packing peanuts, painted with orange food coloring, make for some interesting eating when used to apologetically refill the ‘prank’ Cheese Puff bowl.

2) Potty Pranks:
>Toilet Snake Attack~.Purchase a rubber snake and tie a short length of thread or fishing line around it’s head. Tape the other end to the lid of the toilet. When the lid is opened, the snake will “attack!”
>Bugged Toilet Paper: unroll the toilet paper a couple of times and place a fake (or even better, real) insect on the roll and glue in into place. Rewind the paper over the bug and wait for someone to expose the bug. The best part is they won’t be able to get too far when seated on the pot.
>Before the ‘Bugged T.P. Prank’, you may want to first smear a thin layer of Icy Hot, Ben-Gay, or a numbing gel on the toilet seat. A sticky alternative would be clear Karo corn syrup.
>Bathroom sink Shower: a small piece of duct tape secured over the faucet (leaving it loose in the front) provides a surprising spray all over your victim when they turn on the faucet.
>Trailer: take a six-foot piece of toilet paper and attach a piece of duct tape to one end (half of the tape on the toilet paper, half hanging free.) Place the paper and the tape (sticky-side up) on the floor at the entrance of the bathroom. When an unsuspecting victim steps on the tape, they will drag the toilet paper on their shoe. Now this part is for later use~when you come, laughing, to the aid of this victim, tell them “okay, lemme make sure all that tape’s off your shoe, hehe!” Many times when you buy used movies from Blockbuster or your other usual video store, they still have the little theft strip on them, so while you’re ‘removing the duct tape’, tape one of these theft strips on the side of the sole of their shoe.

3) See Who Your real Friends Are. Or: Make Them Question Your Sanity, (after all , the joke’s on THEM!) Warning: gross.
>Own a dog? Might work even better if you don’t. Those pre-made brownies in your grocery store’s bakery section look convincingly like little ‘doggie surprizes’ when rolled up like snakes. Place some strategically around the house. When you spot one in front of someone, apologize about your dog’s incontinance when he gets nervous, pick up the little prize, sniff it for an uncommonly long time while beginning to smile, then take a bite of it, looking as is you have just eaten the most succulent thing you’ve ever tasted in your life. Finish it.
>Carefuly smear some peanut butter on the bottom of your shoe.Keep your foot off the floor so you dont get it dirty.Cross your legs and wait for someone to notice that you’ve stepped in dog poop and point it out to you. Reach down and get a sample with your finger,like before sniff it, then put it into your mouth. Say,”Yep, that tastes like dog poop all right!” This usually sends a few to the restroom~where a few more surprizes may await them!

4) Okay, did you say you wanna be ‘mean’? Thought so.
>Remember that victim who stepped on the toilet paper tail?
(They have that alarm tag on the sole of their shoe.) Ask them to drive you to the video store, as you want to run in and pick up a couple of movies. After all, it’s YOUR birthday! Change stations on their stereo right as you get there till there’s a song that you just HAVE to listen to, it’s so profound to you. Ask them to go in and find the movies titles you give them, and leave you the keys so you can finish listening to your song before you meet them inside. When they go inside, repark the car around the corner somewhere out of sight. Walk back to the original parking spot dissheveled and wih a look of shock. By this time-if they ever-return to the car to see what the hell happened to you, tell them,”I was carjacked!”
>Also while you happen to be in this victim’s car, take the opportunity to place some of the odiferous items or mixture I will mention shortly under the carpeting. Trifecto!

5) Saying Goodnight: Make Sure You Thank Everyone For A Great Party And For Being Such Good Sports:
>You’ll have to prepare early for these ‘goodbye’ pranks.
When you have the chance to steal away from the party for a few moments, go outside with your prepared arsenal (strips of bubble-wrap about 18 inches long & as wide as a tire-one per car you intend to ‘punk’~you can usualy find these behind most giftshops, a roll of that wonderful duct-tape,a bottle of cooking oil, a package of raw bacon,a pair of scissors, and a flashlight to see if it’s dark.) The fun won’t end just because the party does!
>Fire Crackers: take a strip of the bubble-wrap and tape it to the tread of the front wheel(s) of a guest’s parked car. When the car starts moving, the resulting popping sounds like firecrackers.
>Fake Flat: you can simply lay a 3 foot strip of duct tape sticky side up directy in front of the tire of a guest’s parked car.When the car runs over it, the tape will stick to the tire and flop around sounding like a flat tire.
>And for those that leave their car windows down/doors unlocked? Pop their hoods for a~
>Manifold Breakfast: a few strips of bacon draped over the engine block will actually begin to cook as your victim is driving. They’ll begin to wonder where the bacon smell is comng from. By the time they open their hood, the bacon should be nicely cooked. Or, the next time they get their oil changed, they’ll have some explaning to do to their mechanic.
>Smoking Engine: pour a thin coating of cooking oil on the engine of your victim’s car. When they get a couple of miles down the road and their car begins smoking profusely, they will think the worst and be delayed for a time directly proportional to their wit or mechanical ability.

6)>Ultimate Revenge/Pranks that may never be sniffed out:
Is the party being held at someone else’s house?
>Stinkin’ Troubles:
Bring a few cans of sardines, a box of frozen fish sticks, or best yet~a mixture of feta cheese, sardines, anchovies, or other odiferous foods,and hide some in very inconspicuous places-inside curtain rods, hide underneath carpeting that you have pulled back, toss in guest’s coat-pockets (those small little-used pockets, if they have them.) This is a prank that gets better with time!) And don’t forget to tuck a few sardines up in the visors of those cars with the windows rolled down from #5!

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!
And Happy Birthday!!…… *<];-).

Paul asks…

My roommates keep pranking me…?

They keep pulling pranks on me, and they won’t stop. They have a list of the pranks they have pulled on their door, and it gets longer every day, up to probably 25 entries at least. They’ve loosened the back from my chair so that I fell out, put my Wii controller in the tank with their pet snake, even set the sprayer in the kitchen sink to spray on me. The last one, putting habanero pepper sauce on the rim of my cup, resulted in my mouth hurting and my eyes watering until lunch the next day. How can I get them back or get them to stop? This is getting ridiculous.

admin answers:

Prank them back, but do a prank 10x worse/better than their best prank or just admit defeat and move out.

Betty asks…

How to protect crops from animals?

Hi, I’m going to grow some fruit and veg in my garden this year, and I was wondering what the best ways to protect my plants from animals like foxes and cats are?

I have seen things like getting some lavender as they don’t like the smell, and some plant netting, but does anyone have any tips?

Thanks a lot!

admin answers:

Cats and foxes eat animals not plants so much. Foxes cats snakes and owls will help protect your garden from animals that would eat it.
A chicken wire fence about 2foot tall is probably good enough from bunnies. Adding a bell to the fence might additionally deter.
Birds usually eat bugs from the garden rather than the plants as much.
Provide the predators a water source, preferably running water, the sound of water attracts them.
Provide shelter for the predators as needed. Shelters must be kept clean. Change stagnate water weekly to prevent mosquitoes.

Water the garden at dawn and check on the garden at dusk this helps scare animals away.
Search animal deterrents, there are various sounds movements and lights… That can help deter animals.


Spraying the plants with ghost pepper wax might also help deter.

William asks…

What are some good sleepover pranks?

Age Group: 18-23

admin answers:

Their are some repeats in this one and they are not all for sleep overs but here goes

draw or put stuff on face when they are sleeping! Its always fun!

Well I don’t know if u would consider this nasty but my mom told me some pranks : take their underwear and put it in the freezer and mysteriously put them back before they putting them back on , dip there hands in warm water to make them pee while asleep and put toothpaste on there faces when asleep 

lightly sprinkle powder on heir heads while sleeping, they will be surprised to be suddenly ‘aged’~ get washable markers and gently write on their forheads while sleeping~ if their asleep creep to their feet and suddenly grab it hard~paint their toenails their least favorite color(especially with guys)~ good luck!~

Put ice in their pajamas while they sleep and see their reaction. 
Put make up everywhere all crazy looking like one time i fell asleep at my cousin’s house and it wasnt even a sleepover and I woke up and had make up on my ankles lol and my hair was messed up. 

Shave off one eye brow on the first person to fall asleep. Pour warm water in the hand of someone who is sleeping. Put hot pepper on the potatoe chips. Get gum that stains the teeth. Put fake poop on someones’s sleeping bag. Turn a pet skunk or snake loose in the house.

Put a ton of spray cheese on their hand then lightly tickle their nose.

The old feather and shving cream but be more creative do a couple things like chocolate syrup and sticky stuff like that. Oh and when they are asleep put some ice down there back. That one was pulled on me. Also there is the one where you put there hand in a cup of water which makes them wet the bed.

‘A guy victim is normally pre chosen, and when everyone pretends to fall asleep, he will be pounced at and his clothes will be ripped and torn apart. His underwear removed (when there are no girls present, but even if there are girls, his briefs would normally come down slightly to expose his pubes and butt.

Leave her a note when she gets out of the shower that says, “Find a way to dry off quickly, there’s something special in the driveway for you.”

Then she will get really excited and rush to get outside only to find a Hot Wheels version of her dream car with a ribbon around it sitting in the driveway.

Buy a costco size box of plastic forks, and stick them all prong-side into somebody’s lawn.

Technically, it aerates the lawn, which is good for it, but it sucks to pull out 500 forks from your yard. Haha.

Good in school pranks include putting a luggage lock on somebody’s backpack, drawing embarrassing things on their arm or neck when they aren’t looking, and planting embarrassing things on their person or in their backpack. (victoria secret catalogue in a guy’s backpack)

unscrewing someone’s shower head and placing a hard candy in it so that after they take a shower, every, and I mean EVERY inch of their body is sticky (that hard candy lasts in the nozzle for several showers too).
I also pulled a prank on my boyfriend’s mom, whom anyone who knows her despises, including the family. If you soak fruit loops in water just til they’re soggy and place them on car paint to dry, there’s no getting them off without removing the paint. The best thing is, you can spell things out with fruit loops.. There’s also the good ol’ potato in the tail pipe, which I can personally guaruntee

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Ken asks…

Self Defence Problems???? Really Need Help?

Hey there all, I was wondering if there would be any alternatives for getting a self defense weapon, instead of buying a gun, because my family does not believe in the use of guns. I do if it would mean my safety and protection. I’m 15, and live in Australia, and I’m not the strongest person around the block, and personally I think I would make an easy target… Well you know… To be hurt in other words. Every time I leave the house, I become scared that I might be attacked, because I don’t really live in the nice part of town you might say because my family doesn’t have enough money to afford to move to the more luxurious parts of town. I probably know if I were to be attacked, I would go down easily because I don’t know any self defense, and I’m not very strong, I’m the weakest in the class, so that makes me a really easy target. I have tried reasoning with my mother about purchasing a gun or weapon, but she just says you can use your mobile, but honestly, I think, how are you going to use your mobile when you’re running away from something/someone who’s threatening to harm/kill you. I normally don’t ask this sort of question, but are there any guides to making items for self defense purposes only, preferably out of common materials, because I don’t want it to seem obvious that I’m making a weapon of some kind because mother might freak out. I mean, I would feel alot more safer carrying a concealed self defense weapon on me, than nothing. Thanks for listening, hope you can help me out. By the way, I think pepper spray is banned in australia, because I have tried to look into that. Any answers will be much appreciated. Thanks.

admin answers:

You received some very good advice above. Here is my two cents worth, most of it reiterating what has already been said. If you do not know how to use knife effectively, don’t plan on trying. It would be like trying to fight an experienced street brawler when you have never fought. If you are concerned about your ability to fight with your fists, you will have the same problem with a knife.

If you are not sure of the legality of pepper spray or mace, here is another option. Many companies market a spray that is for fending off mean dogs. Mail carriers and runners/joggers tend to carry this. It is marketed for animals, not people. It’s the same stuff, pepper spray, and has the same effect on a person or animal.

The other thing to consider, like someone else mentioned is a baton. I thing they were referring to what we call a sipo here in the states. Many of our cops carry them for nonlethal force. Here’s a link to a similar item:

I grew up in a nice neighborhood but my trek to school brought me through the tough side of town. I kept a section of rubber garden hose about 2′ long in my duffel bag. Similar effect as a sipo. It was my dad’s idea, he grew up on the tougher side of town when he was a kid. I only ever got wrapped up in a couple of scuffles, but hitting my aggressor with that section of hose took the fight right out ‘em, real quick. Think I am kidding? Take a piece of garden hose about 2′ long and try smacking a table or bench. When you see and hear the result imagine that to the face, neck, back, groin, abdomen, whatever. The nice part about this is any teacher, parent or cop will have a hard time saying that piece of garden hose is a weapon. I can tell you it is effective though. Be safe.

Sandy asks…

What can a 16-year old carry for defense in NYC?

Hello everyone. Im a 16 year old living in NYC, and i would like SOMETHING to carry as a means of defense. Pretty much, any knifes are ruled out because folding knifes arent practical, and switchblades are illegal. That allready brings me down to things like brass knuckles, pepper spray, and tazers. However, are any of the mentioned methods legal for someone to carry here, let alone someone my age? It would be nice to find something that isnt banned in this city.
Please note im not a violent guy. i have never gotten into a serious fight, but i have been confronted many times where i wish i had something on me, even if i didnt need to use it. im not a member of a gang or any other stupid organization. keeping that in mind im open to pretty much anyhelp. thanks.

admin answers:

With the recent Supreme Court decision in McDonald vs. Chicago your possibilities will open up soon, I think. We’ll have to see what the ramifications are, but it held that you have a right to self-defense. Crazy idea, that.

The best solution is to avoid trouble. Identify where trouble is and go around it. Sometimes trouble finds you, and NYC looks at a cell phone dialing 911 as about your only defense. Mayor Bloomberg wants just about everything banned, including salt!

I’m pretty sure pepper spray is legal in NYC, but call the NYC PD for a definitive answer. I think a roll of quarters is legal, and quite effective. :)

Lizzie asks…

Can an Olympic barbell and weights also be used as self-defense weapons against an attacker in your home?

admin answers:

That depends on what kind of mind set you have when it comes to fighting. A person who is unconcerned with anything accept winning a fight or warding off an attacker may discover that anything can be a weapon, Knives clubs, bats, rocks, swords, guns. Pepper spray, tazers, are all things we are all familiar with.
But if you know what you are doing, paper, pots and pans, a tooth pic, any silverware, a wrench, pliers, a piece of chain, vases, furniture, a cup of hot coffee or ice cold tea, any household chemical – the list is endless of what can be used as a weapon. Basically anything can serve as a weapon if you can imagine how to attack, defend, or divert attention with it.
Olympic barbell and weights could be used to drop on an attackers feet, if you are very strong they can be very dangerous thrown projectiles. An Olympic weight bar weighs 45 pounds without any weights on it.
If you are incredibly strong you could swing this bar like a bat, or grab an end of it and whirl around like a merry go round to hit an attacker. A Bar would probably be more effective as a joust weapon – pointed at an enemy and held in the middle, run at the and joust them in the stomach chest, face legs of feet.
You could throw the weights also, but if your attacker does not run away or get injured by this, – Watch out, they can throw the weights back at you.

Your question seems a bit silly and I am sure my answer does too, but the truth is everything is a weapon if a person thinks its a weapon.

Michael asks…

Self defence items for women in the UK?

I’ve recently got a job in which I have to travel on the bus late…..and I have being having to face a lot of drunk men. Today I was sat in front of two boys who were arguing which of them would get to screw me first :/…and of course its gotten me worried. Its not too bad at the moment as its still fairly light but I’m worried that as it gets dark I will be more vulnerable. I’m fairly petite and not at all strong so would like to invest in something that’ll help me feel safer. Rape alarms do nothing, mace/pepper spray is illegal, wth can i do?!!

admin answers:

There are several “improvised” implements I have carried when traveling in Europe that can be surprisingly effective when used properly and with good strategy. Here’s a list:
-I walk with a cane made of Hornbeam. Longer than any billy club and just as strong when you need to smack someone over the head, hands, groin or legs, or drive the point into a throat or sternum. Using a walking stick as a weapon has been made into entire arts in Japan, Italy, France, and the Philippines. Always overlooked and underestimated. This may not be your “style” but weigh that against your safety. Always keep solid wood, no hollow aluminum.
-A powerful pocket flashlight. Some lights (Olight or 4Sevens) have a strobe feature, any sufficiently high quality light will work. Suddenly pointing one into a person’s eyes at night will make them flinch at the least, and blind them for a second or two. Use that second or two wisely (run, kick, scream), and you will have the advantage. Plus if the person you shine the light on is actually an innocent, you will not have harmed them. Besides, good lights are handy tools to have.
-A solidly made metal pen. While it is not a knife, a good pen can be used to drive into a person’s skin and inflict painful punctures, which you can use to break their grasp. More blunt-ended pens or marks can be used as a impact tool called a “Koppo” or “Kubotan.”

All of these are everyday objects, not weapons, so they are 100% legal to carry and use anywhere. Always remember that due to UK laws, if any police officer asks you, have a completely different reason that you carry to tell him. NEVER tell the officer it is for defense, because that makes it illegal. Even if you had to take someone down with an item, always say to the police that you just happened to have it close at hand for another purpose and it was a coincidence that it worked.

Now just for good measure, here are some popular “bad ideas” that I hear people sometimes suggest:
1. Putting your keys between your fingers. This is not a good plan because when you make impact, the keys will wrench to the sides and lacerate the skin and veins on the inside of your fingers. Trust me, I learned this the hard way as a kid.
2. Using cooking spices as a a blinding agent. Not nearly as effective as most people think. Real pepper spray is 2000x more potent than Jalapenos and many times hotter than the hottest pepper in the world. You will not replicate this effect by throwing the contents of a shaker in someone’s face.

Paul asks…

Don’t we MEN have the right to say martial arts is only for US, if WOMEN insist that romance is only FOR THEM?

Women insist that romance is only for them! That we men can’t cry! Or show emotion! Men and women alike think that way! So why can’t we men claim that martial arts and action is only for us? You claim romance is only for you!
Ever hear people say “please hand in your man-card” when a man admits to liking romance?!!

admin answers:

I train in Martial Arts, I don’t think it’s only for women. Infact I think it’s more important for women to take a self defense course than a man. Men are physically bigger and stronger than women and learning a martial art is one of the most effective way for a woman to defend herself outside of buying a gun. But as with guns, mace, pepper spray, or tasers these can be taken from you and used against you. Martial arts cannot be taken from you.

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