The Women Aware and Prepared host, Mandi, continues a mini series on self defense tools. Today she resumes the mini-series on self-defense tools and wraps up pepper spray, moving on to stun guns and personal alarms.

She shares a real life story of a stun gun that saves a 16 year old from being kidnapped and sexually assaulted.

For those who live in the areas of the world that don’t allow these self defense tools, please remember you can use what’s in your hands to gain a second to escape, such as a cup of hot coffee, an aluminum water bottle, etc.

Lessons Learned

1. Choose a self-defense tool that you are going to be comfortable using that you know you can practice with. Just focus on one, maybe two tools that you will purchase and practice with.


2. Remember to keep the tool concealed, carry it in the same place, practice with it, keep the element of surprise and be situationally aware.



Mandi’s in person and online workshops for listeners

Mandi’s book she mentions is on Amazon: “Two Things To Know Before Buying Pepper Spray

Mandi carries and recommends Sabre pepper gel

State laws and ask your local police about pepper spray use in your area 

Practice Pepper Sprays

Stun Guns and Personal Alarms

Recent News story of 16 year old saved by stun gun

You can find Mandi on Instagram @WomenAwareAndPrepared or her website, where you can find out if you’re doing her 10 top tips to stay safer! Grab the free download at the bottom of the site!

Music by Andrea Hamilton Binley at

The primary purpose of the Women Aware and Prepared Podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute advice or services. Please use common sense for your own situation.

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