There’s no question that women should learn self-defense nowadays. For women, it’s the sad truth that they are often targeted by robbers, murderers, rapists and the likes. This is because women are perceived to be weaker by these criminals. It’s easy to see why this is the case. After all, women are generally smaller and shorter. This is why as a woman; you’re always at a disadvantage. Well, it’s time to take back that advantage.It’s a good idea to take self-defense classes in order to learn how to defend yourself. But why stop there? Why not check out the different self-defense gadgets for women and buy something that can help you defend yourself better? You have no shortage of choices but these are some of the best ones:· Stun gunsRemember, all you need to do is to incapacitate your attacker so you can run away from him. There’s no better way to do this than by stunning him with hundreds (even millions) of volts of electricity. There are several options for you when it comes to stun guns. Although, it’s a good idea to buy something that you can easily hide like a lipstick or mobile phone stun gun.· Pepper spraysDo you want to see a 6’2″, 300 pound man drop to his knees with tears flowing down his face? If that’s the case, a pepper spray is for you. For best effect, spray it directly on his face and watch his eyes slam shut. He’ll feel a burning sensation all over his face and he’ll have difficulties breathing. The effects will generally last 30 minutes and that will give you more than enough time to run away and ask for help from the police.· Personal alarmsThis is one of the most underrated self-defense gadgets for women. Most of the time, you just need to call the attention of people around the vicinity. Shouting for help works, but using a personal alarm that emits a high-pitched shriek that can be heard 1/4 mile away is even better. This is useful if your assailant covers your mouth with his hand. The high-pitched shriek will surely lead to your assailant panicking and there’s a good chance that he’ll just run away from the scene.· Security camerasThese days, it’s hard for a woman to feel safe at home especially if she’s alone a lot of times. In addition to having the self-defense gadgets above, it’s also idea to install security cameras at home.With these self-defense gadgets, you can avoid being a victim. You can finally have peace of mind.
Camping has become a wonderful annual adventure for many families. The beauty of the great outdoors, the plethora of fun and exciting camping locations, and the fact that it is such an affordable vacation has made camping an excellent option for summer trips. While it’s great to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of city life, there is no reason to be without modern conveniences on your family’s camping vacation. There are plenty of outdoor and camping gadgets available on the market that will help make your trip fun and comfortable.A quality tent will keep everyone on the trip dry, happy, and comfortable. This is going to be an essential purchase for any outdoor excursion. Getting a model that is big enough to comfortable sleep your family can mean the difference between “happy campers” and “Dad, I’m ready to go home”. There are so many styles, models, and designs for tents on the market that you will need to take the time to find one that offers the features and qualities that you and your family need.Another important aspect of your camping trip will be food and meals. Taking a portable grill is a great way to prepare some delicious meals for your family and fill up on much needed energy for hiking and other strenuous activities. Steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken plus all of your vegetables and side dishes can be cooked on a grill making it a great gadget to have on your vacation.Portable furniture can also increase the comfort of the campers. Lounge chairs, foldable stools, and even hammocks that are made especially for camping in the great outdoors can be found all over. Whether you are heading down to the river or a creek to fish or just hanging out around the camp site, having a comfortable place to sit is essential.You never know what situations you will come across when you spend your time in the great outdoors. Being prepared for worst-case-scenarios is pretty important. If you are planning on taking your family on a camping trip, you should consider purchasing a few multipurpose tools. Whether you need to open cans, chop some wood, clean a fish for dinner, or repair other camping gear and equipment, you will be extremely happy you have the tools you need to quickly attend to whatever type of situation may arise.With the proper planning and preparation, a camping trip can be the trip of a lifetime for the whole family. Quality time spent together, a cheap and affordable way to escape everyday life, and the fun outdoor activities there are to participate in are all reasons camping has become such a family staple.
“I can’t get reception” Is this really something you want to hear when you go camping? With mobile phone reception pushing further and further inland it’s almost possible to make a phone call anywhere. Add satellite reception and you’ve almost got 100% coverage. Is this really a good thing? On one hand I’d say no.I believe that camping should be about getting “back to basics”. However, is my definition of “basic” antiquated?There are a number of times where you really want mobile coverage. Getting reception means you can access help a lot quicker than before, this could even lead to saving lives. You can easily contact people if they get lost and you can check weather updates and more. Clearly, being able to use a mobile phone improves your chances of survival and reduces some of the risk involved with long range hiking or adventuring. Or is that part of the excitement?Self-relianceSome camping gadgets have come a full circle. Batteries used to power all our devices, like phones, torches, cameras etc. However now the trend is now towards self-reliance. Wind up and solar technology is leading the “charge” (pun intended). We expect out gadgets to now work without having to continuously run back to home to charge them up. I believe this is a good thing. Solar power is now getting the level of efficiency that whole villages can run basic devices from only a small array. Wind up technology means we will always have light and access to a radio.What is basic camping?There was a time when basic camping meant, shelter, a sleeping bag and some food. Now we have iPads, light weight synthetic sleeping bags, high powered headlamps, night vision and high tech lightweight tents.Basic it seems is over. Or is it? Some say this is simply progress.Why would you want to sleep on the ground, why would you want your basic shelter to blow away and why would you want to not eat just because you can’t start a fire? Camping gadgets are designed to help in these situations and thus help us enjoy camping more. I don’t think these gadgets detract us from the experience, I think they enhance it!LimitsOf course there are limits. When does camping simply become moving your house from one spot to another? The very essence of camping is to enjoy, get in touch with and embrace the great outdoors not colonise the area and move on. The perfect camp is a minimal impact camp where it’s difficult to tell if you were even there. There’s no point in going camping if all you’re going to do is setup a TV and a PlayStation and not move.No doubt chainsaws, multi tools, special tents and solar power make camping easy, but let’s not get too carried away. It’s still fun to chop down a tree, it’s still fun to stay around the fire for hours and it’s still fun to sit around and talk.