Monday, October 27, 2008

Safety Tips: Conquer the Night

Conventional wisdom suggests that most crimes occur between dusk and dawn.

High powered lights (80 lumens or more) can function as an excellent self-defense tool at night. Shining a light in someone's eyes at night will cause them to turn away from you, it's that physically painful. It's difficult for someone to do you harm if they're incapable of looking at you.

The effect is only momentary, which is your cue to run like hell.

Also, put some reflective tape on the end of your flashlight. This way you can use it as a signal tool. Shining your light at drivers is not very effective, but reflective tape really makes one stand out, which is useful if your car breaks down at night.

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