72 year old nun mugged yards from her convent
Wasp SprayUsing wasp spray for self defense purposes has been recommended instead of pepper spray (Oleoresin Capsicum) or a gun (see below).
The claim is that it has a farther range than pepper spray of 20-25 feet. It will incapacitate your attacker until they can get to the hospital to obtain the antidote.
It has an innocent, non-menacing look, so as not to draw attention, therefore you can leave it by your bed/door/desk without appearing paranoid. Don’t leave within reach of children, though.
At least wasps have a valuable function in the world... Thanks to Miss Reta for bringing wasp spray to my attention. Good idea Reta!