There are several items you should never leave your home without, like pants. Jokes aside, the world can be incredibly dangerous, and you need to be ready to defend yourself. Not everyone can carry a firearm, but there’s one way to protect yourself effectively without one.
Yes, we know, the video has nothing to do with defending yourself. However, that depends on perspective, as you could be attempting to defend yourself from the cold or wild animals. Whatever the case, you can start a fire using the tool everyone should carry, a flashlight.
You may be wondering how on earth a flashlight can be used to defend yourself, though. Well, the answer is pretty simple. First, you can use it to blind the attacker and effectively conceal your movements, especially in the dark.
The tactic may seem unhelpful because the attacker obviously knows you’re in the direction of the light, and they cannot see what you’re doing behind it; could be a good thing if you’re going to reach for a firearm or even a can of mace. The light also offers you a chance to observe the situation with greater detail and determine whether a threat is actually present.
If you have a big enough flashlight, you can use it as a blunt weapon, which can wreak havoc on an attacker. Even a small flashlight can serve as a fist pack, increasing the damage inflicted when punching. Should you buy a flashlight with a striking end, you can use it to break glass and save yourself (or others) from being trapped in dangerous situations. The striking edge also works as a makeshift weapon in a fight.
Of course, you can use the flashlight as a light source — it’s why they were created, after all.
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