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Alternative / Improvised Weapons

January 19, 2013

Welcome to my blog.

Today’s topic is one more on weapons and self defense, but off the beaten path of what folks typically assume to be ‘weapons’. I have taken an excerpt from my book  Surviving Urban Crisis . I will show you the concept of shifting your mind so that you may fashion a weapon from many, many things around you all the time.
Virtually anything can be a weapon better than bare hands unless you’re a martial arts pro. Pointy object. Blunt, heavy object. Sharp object. Improvised weapons are all over your house and office.
Improvised Weapons
Stick, bat, hammer, scissors, knitting needle, roll of quarters in your fist, can of long stream squirting wasp & hornet spray, stream ‘em right in the face, a brick, a clay flower pot, baseball.

Kitchen knife, butter knife, fork, toothpick in the eye, palm clap to the ear (ruptures the eardrum), pocket knife, wrench, screwdriver, beer bottle, pool cue, cue ball in a sock, large soap bar in a sock, couple D cell batteries in a sock, handful of change in a sock.

Machete, walking cane, shovel, spade, rake, hedge clippers, golf club, fireplace poker, fire extinguisher (spray it in their face, then club ‘em with it), dumbbell, paperweight. Bic pen or sharpened #2 pencil (stab ‘em in the eye or throat / windpipe), sledgehammer, tire iron, pull out your belt it’s got a buckle on it to lash them with.

A short 2 x 4 board, couple feet of iron pipe, piece of firewood.

Short chunk of log chain, a rock, chainsaw, table lamp upside the head, tightly rolled up magazine (jab and thrust into gut, ribs, throat, eye, balls) use a broomstick the same way.

Stiletto high heel shoe, big old boot to the nuts, box cutter, ice pick, meat cleaver, ski pole, spear gun, hockey stick, bow & arrow, flare gun, starter pistol fired into an ear, pellet gun shoot them in an eye.

Axe, hatchet, cattle prod, floor lamp (unplug it first, smack ‘em with the base), billy club, black jack, brass knuckles, night stick.

A face full of turpentine or paint thinner, liquid bleach, ammonia cleaner, liquid detergent (works better if thinned with water, it splashes better), pool chlorine.

Take a paper towel tube, put “D” battery cells in it from end to end and tape up thoroughly with several layers of duct tape making a nice club.

Pour liquid soap on the hard floors between you and them, it’ll make getting to you a bit more difficult, giving you some time to get to your safe room or a real weapon, improvise something, or maybe escape out the window if it’s looking clear
outside. But always look before you leap, in this situation. An invading crew of bad guys may leave one or two outside as lookouts or the getaway driver. Follow up any and all of the above with a swift kick to the gonads, and then hightail it away to a more serious weapon.
So, you’re getting the picture on improvised weapons? A survival mind set, and just about anything at hand, makes a somewhat more formidable combination. Turning fear into rage also gives you a boost. You already have the adrenalin pumping with the fear factor. Turning that into rage will make you into a monster for your size. Say to yourself, “What right has this bastard to do this to us? This is my home, dammit! My stuff!” Scream it at him as you bash his head with
that beer bottle! Slash him with the broken end across the eyes. Then kick him in the heritage, you know, those dangly parts. Now run for the location of your firearm.

Graphic descriptions of violence, you say? Yep. That’s the idea, when you’re fighting for your life against a home invader. They are not ‘playing by the rules’, breaking into your home and threatening your family. Therefore, all rules are suspended; they have forfeited any requirement for you to play nice, because they damn sure are not going to.

See the home made Kubotan   ‘stick’ weapon in the back section of the book.  Like any other self defense weapon, they ‘could be’ illegal in your area of the world. Particularly you poor chaps in the UK. Seems self defense in ANY form is basically illegal. Wise up, mates, before it’s too late.
One other alternative to firearms or when you can’t carry concealed; good old pepper spray and tactics to use it: . Once again, your lovely local government morons may limit the possession of such protection. Your job to check and comply.

Be prepared, be safe.  Survive.

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