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Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Don't Let Thieves Ruin A Great Vacation! Amica Insurance Offers Five Quick ... - Insurance News Net (press release)

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    Don't Let Thieves Ruin A Great Vacation! Amica Insurance Offers Five Quick Travel Safety Tips

    LINCOLN, RI (PRWEB) July 23, 2012

    Whether heading to the 2012 Olympic Games in London or escaping for a weekend getaway, vacationers should remember to take steps to protect their money, luggage and other valuables. Amica Insurance offers five quick reminders:

    •      Avoid bringing large amounts of cash. Carry one or two credit cards and use travelers checks when possible.
    •      Don’t bring valuable or irreplaceable jewelry, electronics or collectibles.
    •     Make sure each piece of luggage is labeled inside and out with your name, address and telephone number. This goes for carry-ons, too.
    •     Keep cash, credit cards, passports and airline tickets in the hotel safe. And keep your hotel door locked at all times.
    •     If you have to carry cash or credit cards, don’t keep them in handbags or outside pockets that are easy for thieves to access. Inside pockets and shoulder bags across the chest are safest.

    “It’s also a good idea to leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member or friend who can contact you in the event of an emergency,” said Vince Burks, spokesman for Amica Insurance.

    Here are a few other travel reminders from the USA.gov website:

    •     Remember to bring a photo identification card and updated passport if you’re traveling outside of the United States.
    •     Contact your doctor to see whether you need any immunizations before you travel to a foreign country.
    •     Don’t forget to bring any prescription medications you may need. Keep them in their original, labeled containers and carry copies of your prescriptions, including the generic names.
    •     If you’re traveling by air, review the Transportation Security Administration’s list of prohibited items to bring on airplanes. “By using these simple safety tips, you can help protect yourself and your belongings -- making your vacation more enjoyable for everyone,” Burks said.

    About Amica Mutual Insurance
    Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country.

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  • Mom beats carjacker to save herself and baby « Fight-Back Files

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    The world's largest collection of true crime self-defense stories and personal protection tips ... But for now, a woman and her one-year-old daughter are safe, due to the woman's willingness to fight back.

    See on fightbackfiles.wordpress.com

  • Hurray For Pepper Spray

    Great article about a lady that had her pepper spray with her and used it to fend off an attacker!  It seems the lady was at a local park and a man was trying to lure her into the woods.   The man was in a jogging suit and flagged her down saying his dog was lost in the woods (this is a classic way to lure kids).

    The man then pushed down the woman and luckily for her she was carrying pepper spray.  It's legal in Texas and smart of her to have it.  This story could have ended in a different way.  Read the full story with video here.

    Pepper Spray Used On Attacker
  • Elderly Man Samuel Williams Shoots Robbers at Internet Cafe | Video | TheBlaze.com

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    Samuel Williams could soon become a poster child for concealed carry. Or rather a poster senior citizen. Williams is being hailed as a hero this week after he sprung into action on Friday to thwart an armed robbery at an internet cafe.

    See on www.theblaze.com

  • Cycle Saver - Stay Safe While Riding Your Bike

    PersonalSafetySource.com has Cycle Saver

    I've added a hot new product - Cycle Saver to my website.

    The days of riding out on a secluded road or trail and worrying about your safety are now over! The Cycle Saver was developed by top professional, world champion athletes to maximize your safety while riding and will not hinder your workout performance.

    The unique mounting bracket holds a ½ oz. pepper spray bottle with the hottest pepper formula on the market today. The Cycle Saver's pepper spray, extracted from cayenne peppers, creates an intense burning sensation on the eyes, skin and throat and can cause an attacker's senses to temporarily shut down and give you time to get away.

    Cycle Saver's easy-twist lock top and snap in mounting bracket allow for easy accessibility and the ballistic stream can spray attackers from up to ten feet away in as many as 10-20 short bursts to keep you at a safe distance. This is one bike accessory that's a must for any casual or professional rider. Be in control and prepared for any incident by purchasing the Cycle Saver today!




  • IPhone Stun Gun Case - What Do You Think???

    There are always new products and ideas being launched.  I carry the cell phone stun gun, I'd seen the pepper spray cell phone case but now it seems there is an IPhone Stun Gun Case.   An Article in PC World gives the details of the YellowJacket.

    Seems funding is being sought for this product and an introductory price of $85 is being offered.  The premise behind this is that self defense tools need to be where you need them most.

    Take a look at this Full Article and tell me what you think!!!


    I ran across this on Pinterest and thought it was too important not to pass on.  There are many great safety tips for women in here.  I've posted the link on the bottom from where I believe it started.  Please share with people you know as well!!!

    Safety Tips For Women

    ”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this! ————————————————————————————————————————————

    It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many
    people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a
    situation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world.


    FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in
    prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim
    and here are some interesting facts:

    1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
    They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid
    or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to
    go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common

    2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women
    who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors
    around to cut clothing.

    3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through
    their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are
    off guard and can be easily overpowered.
    4.] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is
    grocery store parking lots.
    5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.
    6] Number three is public restrooms.
    7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman
    and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to
    worry about getting caught.
    8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged
    because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going
    after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.
    9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or
    other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their
    10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to
    the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince
    these guys you’re not worth it.


    1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or
    with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask
    them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:
    can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now
    that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up,
    you lose appeal as a target.
    2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of
    you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to
    said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would
    not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY
    3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of
    it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER
    SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.
    4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can
    do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from
    behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and
    armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this
    guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was
    trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin
    and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching
    yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.
    5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a
    particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it
    is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and
    make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
    instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of
    trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.
    6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers
    and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing
    down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using
    much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked
    7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of
    your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any
    odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel
    little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really
    was trouble.

    I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be
    some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading,
    forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in
    this crazy world we live in.

    1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your
    body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.
    2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks
    for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from
    you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
    purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN
    3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back
    tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like
    crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has
    saved lives.
    4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating,
    working, etc., and just sit
    (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The
    predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for
    him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell
    you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.
    5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or
    parking garage:
    a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
    hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the
    passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE
    b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
    passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling
    them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their
    c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and
    the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest
    your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a
    guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE
    THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
    6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are
    horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
    7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS
    RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times;
    And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
    8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may
    get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a
    good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies
    of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often
    asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when
    he abducted his next victim.
    Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the
    world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than

    If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.
    ‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

    So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
    I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.



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  • Wrist Savers at PersonalSafetySource.com

    Wrist Savers is an exciting new product.  The velcro strap makes it easy to wear, it has LED light and an ID card.  Stay safe while walking, jogging or running!  Check out the video then check out the product at Wrist Savers.


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  • Man Tasered on back-to-back days

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    Man Tasered on back-to-back days, PORTLAND, Ore. -- Three Portland police officers were injured in a fight Thursday, arresting an erratic man for the second time in two days in which officers used a Taser on him multiple times with little effect.

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