You know the feeling you get the moment you step into a place or situation that doesn’t seem right. Your heart beats a little faster. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up. You walk a little faster.
We call this a Mace® Moment. It can happen in expected places – dark parking garages, scary alleyways, or walking alone at night. Other times, it’s unexpected. Maybe when you’re at home, walking your dog in the neighborhood or going for a run.
Even though a Mace® Moment can occur anytime or anyplace, you don’t have to feel scared about what lies ahead. Imagine being able to walk around a little lighter – with more confidence because you know you’re prepared to handle anything that stands in your way. We believe that’s priceless.
There’s power in being prepared
When you’re proactive about your safety, you can go about your days and evenings feeling less worried about those potential scary moments. You can enjoy your favorite activities, friends, and places even more. That’s a big deal.
Here are three simple steps you can take that will make a huge difference in a Mace® Moment – and in your life.
1. Stay aware of your surroundings.
When you’re inside or outside, always take a few seconds to scan your environment for hazards or suspicious activity. Keep your head up and resist the urge to text, talk on your phone, wear headphones or dig through your bag. Don’t let anything distract you from safely getting to your next destination.
2. Carry protection.
With a self-defense tool like pepper spray, a stun gun or a personal alarm by your side, you can walk into any situation with more confidence. Not only do these tools offer powerful protection, but you don’t have to worry about them causing serious harm to you or anyone else
3. Trust your gut.
Don’t let your guard down. Ever. As we mentioned earlier, a Mace® Moment can happen when you least expect it. If a situation, person or environment doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Listen to your instincts and make an exit. Use your personal defense tool if you need it and get to safety quickly.
We’re always here for you
We know the world can be scary at times, but a little preparation can go a long way for you. When you’re prepared, you can walk through with more confidence. Check out our personal defense products to help you get started.