Best tactical & personal defense equipment according to redditors

We found 4,421 Reddit comments discussing the best tactical & personal defense equipment. We ranked the 1,921 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/nocookie4u · 401 pointsr/starterpacks

Fuck pepper spray. Pepper blasters homie. That shit gives you range.

40 bucks and you get 13 feet of directed pepper in the face. Plus it looks a hell of a lot more intimidating.

u/artsyalexis · 122 pointsr/MarchAgainstTrump

Mace carrier here! May have saved me from an assault when two guys started approaching me right next to my college. I recommend Sabre. I got this one here: Pepper Spray,15gr Quik Release

It has a 10 foot range and UV marking dyes. It's used by many police forces.

Don't know if you are serious about getting some but hey, some info is always good (:

Don't forget to call your local police immediately to tell them if you ever used it or threatened to use it. I was only threatening with mine and it was enough to scare them away after a lengthy yelling match. The cops said I did the right thing and patrolled the area a bit more for the next few days.

Stay safe!

u/ManForReal · 45 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

IANAL. Contact a local attorney and follow their advice BEFORE following the course of action suggested below. Laws differ in different locales. The advice below reflects the law where I live.

Having said that, my suggestion is: Don't leave. Take a stand. As Shanisasha and FastandFuriousMom suggest, put up no trespassing signs and call the police the second she shows up - before she's out of the car or as soon as you see her. Don't wait for her to bang on your door.

A firearm, suggested by another poster, is an unreasonable escalation. Your goal is to deter rather than harm her. Shooting a family member carries huge psychological consequences and displaying a weapon without the intent to use it has legal ramifications (brandishing) in many locales.

Consider pepper spray. The linked version produces a 'heavy stream' reaching 15+ feet.

If she comes on your property you can stay on your porch / just outside your front door IF it's just her or her and FIL. If she has anyone else with her, go back inside, lock the door and wait for the police. Have your phone in one hand with 911 on the line, if possible (911 calls are recorded).

If you remain outside, hold the spray by your side, ready to use (phone in your other hand). Don't mention it or threaten her with it. Loudly tell her the police have been called, 911 is on the line and recording (if so), she cannot take your son, you're afraid for your and his safety and she is to leave immediately. Don't argue, repeat the above regardless of what she says and if she stays on your property.

DON'T ADVANCE ON HER. Stay just outside your front door. If she approaches you, repeat that you're afraid for your safety and to stay away. When she gets to a little more than 2X your height (10-15 feet), spray her face and upper body. Count "Thousandone-thousandtwo" to yourself - at this point your goal is to incapacitate / deter her rather than to scare or warn her.

If you have to spray her the spray linked above will effect her. If she shows up she'll be expecting to intimidate you and the inability to breathe or to see clearly will be unexpected and shocking.

I've had to use this spray against dogs (never people) multiple times. It's instantly stopped large, determined animals, including an untrained, unsocialized pit bull which had entered my yard and attacked and drawn blood from my older and very gentle dog (she was OK after a vet visit).

When authorities arrive, tell them you were afraid for your safety, that she had threatened to take your son and would not leave. That you want her trespassed (formally warned to stay away from your property under penalty of arrest) and that you will cooperate in pressing charges on her for the present instance of trespassing (failure to leave when instructed) and whatever other charges (intimidation, assault) her conduct justifies.

TL;DR: Ivana will continue to attempt to intimidate and control you until you stop her. While cameras are a good idea, they won't do that - although recordings may support legal action. Defending your self and your home against her says "We're serious, bitch. LEAVE US ALONE."

u/HelloGunnit · 43 pointsr/Portland

OK, here's the deal: I'm a cop who has a fair bit of experience with the whole "self-defense" thing. If you want your wife to be able to protect herself from some kind of attack, a knife is an absolutely terrible way to do that. Don't get me wrong, a good pocket knife is something that everyone should carry: they are super useful for opening packages, cutting up snacks, even trimming hangnails in a pinch. But when a bad guy is trying to do you harm, a knife is a really bad way to stop it.

The very best thing your wife can do is to take a good self-defense class and learn some basic situational awareness, because the best way to win a fight is to avoid a fight. If she really wants to be able to protect herself, get her some good strong pepper spray. A good dose of this in the bad guy's face will give her time to run like hell and get help. Another good, but more expensive and less reliable, method is a Taser. Not some shitty stun gun that commonly gets called a "Taser," but and actual "probes shoot out and embed in the bad guy" Taser. Stun guns just cause a little sharp pain where and when they touch, but the taser gives you stand-off distance, and actually locks us the major muscles of the bad guy for 30 seconds (on this model, at least) if it gets a good hit. That said, I've used a Taser X26 on people a number of times, and when it works, it works great, but about a third of the time it doesn't work at all. A gun is a last-ditch choice, and then only if your wife is willing to put an enormous amount of time, effort, and money into instruction, training, and regular practice.

u/MasterChibbs · 34 pointsr/UpliftingNews

Pepper spray/gel is your friend.

I rarely leave the house without it.

Violence can and will come out of nowhere.

I don't want to kill anyone, I don't own a gun. I'll sure as hell put someone into pepper gel hell if someone is at risk because of them though.

If they have eyeballs or lungs, it'll stop them.

Edit: Amazon Link for the kind I daily carry. Its no joke, if you EVER press down the button for any reason, wash your hands as soon as possible and DON'T EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE until you do. Do not EVER think of it as a toy. Not only will this stuff temporarily blind someone, but it'll also cause them to choke and have problems breathing. This is only meant for very serious situations where someone is committing a felony. Use of it outside those situations and your not protected by the law, your committing assault if not something worse. Spraying this on someone with breathing problems could kill them.

u/Make-_-Me-_-Smile · 33 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

>Buying a gun is not a spur of the moment decision, not everyone is cut out to be a gun owner.

Thank you! This cannot be understated! You are more likley to be harmed or killed with your own gun. Every time the gun is loaded and drawn it must be understood that there is a potential for you, the person wielding the weapon, to shoot. If you shoot in self defense you must shoot to kill.

It's not a wishy washy subject, it's a go big or go home you need to be 100% in and make a careful decision and commit to the training, and do it well.

It's easy to forget those details and just make an off the cuff remark when it's something you grew up around and just 'knew'. So thanks again, Notmykl for the reminder.

OP would likley be in close quarters and need to carefully determine caliber, etc to ensure no walls are pierced, innocent bystanders struck. Tons of varyables to consider. Doubly so with a pending adoption.

You bring a good point especially considering that OP is from the UK and most likley didn't grow up around firearms as many of us in the USA and other countries did.

In that case Tactical Pepper Spray Gel is a better option. Gel is much safer than spray. I've had several police officers suggest this as an alternative to a firearm.

u/[deleted] · 26 pointsr/funny

With this, preferably.

u/illeilleille · 25 pointsr/india

Where in India? Because India as a whole is a very big country with every region being a country in itself.

1)Always drink bottled water.

2)Stay with your group. Don't go anywhere alone.

3)If you are into alcohol and stuff (I know you are underage but still), refrain from taking too much and getting sloshed however fun it is.

4)Don't be gullible.

5)Keep [this] ( and this on you all the time.

6)It's generally safe but I have a feeling you might go into ghetto type of areas a lot because of the nature of your trip. Be careful.

7)Don't go around wearing clothes that reveal too much. You will be working in very poor areas and those kind of people are not used to seeing that kind of stuff.

8)People will stare at you a lot. I know it sucks but that's how it is.

9)Read up on common scams that go on. Make sure you dont fall for them.

11)Be wary of everyone. Don't take food or drinks from anyone you meet in your travels.

u/AFascistCorgi · 24 pointsr/guns

Most people will probably recommend an AR-15, a 12-guage pump shotgun, or a 9mm pistol; but I've actually been moving away from those types of guns after I started to learn more about how much permanent damage firearms do to your hearing. If you ever shoot an AR-15 or a shotgun indoors without hearing protection, you'll probably rupture your eardrums and hear an annoying ringing sound for the rest of your life. So, I'd prefer to avoid that if possible. That's why I recently bought a 9mm carbine (a 9mm rifle with a shoulder stock and a 16-inch barrel) as my new primary home defense weapon. Yeah, you lose out on some terminal performance (killing power), but 30-ish rounds of 147-grain 9mm Federal HST should be enough to deal with 99.999% of home invaders.

An AR-15 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO will create about 167 decibels (anything above 140 decibels will permanently damage your hearing); a rifle chambered in .308 Winchester will create 170+ decibels; a 9mm pistol with a 4-inch barrel will create about 160 decibels; a 9mm carbine with a 10-inch barrel will create about 156 decibels; and a 9mm carbine with a 16-inch barrel will create about 152 decibels. I haven't been able to find reliable information about how many decibels a 12-gauge shotgun creates, but it's probably in the 160s.

152 decibels still isn't hearing safe; but the difference between 152 decibels and 167 decibels is huge since sound doubles in strength every 3 decibels. 152 decibels will still hurt your ears and cause permanent hearing damage if you hear it repeatedly; but it won't completely destroy your ears like a 5.56x45mm rifle or a 12-gauge shotgun will.

And the reason why I went with a 9mm carbine over a 9mm pistol is because carbines are much easier to aim, you get much quicker followup shots, you get a little bit more bullet velocity (and thus foot-pounds of energy and terminal performance), and there's still a large sound difference between 152 decibels and 160 decibels.

As to which specific 9mm carbines I recommend, I'll give you 3 different options to choose from.

The cheapest option: The Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Gen 2 ($500-ish but hard to find). I'm personally not a fan of Kel-Tec quality standards and aesthetics, but the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 is one of the few firearms that Kel-Tec makes that the vast majority of people in the gun community agrees is a good gun. I'd get the version that accepts Glock magazines and stick a 33-round Glock magazine in it. Glock magazines are widely regarded as being the best magazines in the world; and the 33 rounders that they make are widely regarded as being reliable.

The mid-tier option: The CMMG Mk9LE ($900-ish). From the research that I did on AR-15s chambered in 9mm, the ones made by CMMG are highly regarded as being reliable. I recommend using the 32-round Uzi magazines from IWI. Based on your criteria, this would be my top recommendation for you.

The high-tier option: The KRISS Vector GEN II CRB ($1,300-ish). This is the option that I personally went with. I chose it because it's reliable and because it looks amazing.

I also want to go out of my way to rule out a popular option: The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine. The "pistol" version is wildly popular; but I've personally seen way too many horror stories about all-polymer magazines stretching and breaking their own feed lips after being stored loaded for a long period of time (which is what you'd be doing with a home defense weapon). So, until CZ upgrades their polymer magazines with steel-reinforced feed lips (like Glock does), I'd personally stay away from their products that use those types of magazines.

And I know that you said that you didn't want to add accessories, but a light is a mandatory accessory on a home defense firearm in my opinion (so that you can positively identify your target before you shoot and therefore hopefully avoid accidentally shooting a loved one). The Streamlight ProTac 2 and the INFORCE WMLx would be my top 2 recommended lights for long guns.

As to which bullets that I'd recommend, I already mentioned them: 147-grain 9mm Federal HST (standard pressure). The 124-grain 9mm Federal HST (standard pressure) is also extremely good. I wouldn't hesitate buying and using either of them for home defense. This website will help you find them in stock.

I also highly recommend this accessory in order to make loading your pistol magazines much, much easier.

As to bullet overpenetration, all major rounds will zip right through several of the kinds of walls that you'd find in a typical home. The only "safe" option is birdshot (used in shotguns), but birdshot doesn't penetrate deep enough into the human body (you want 12 to 18 inches of penetration according to FBI tests) to reliably stop a home invader (and therefore birdshot obviously shouldn't be an option for home defense in my opinion). Don't listen to the people that will tell you that the 5.56x45mm NATO round is safer to use because it tends to tumble and fragment when it hits a wall. It will still penetrate through several walls. You just have to be careful about how you angle your shots. That's really your only way to avoid hitting innocent people.

And if you're not as worried as I am about permanently damaging your own hearing while defending your home, then the Smith & Wesson M&P15 SPORT II would be my top rifle recommendation (I recommend pairing it up with 30-round magazines from Lancer); the Mossberg 500 series of shotguns would be my top shotgun recommendation; and the full-size Smith & Wesson M&P9 would be my top pistol recommendation. And I'd pair them up with this electronic hearing protection if I was you.

As to ammo recommendations for the 3 options that I listed above, I recommend Hornady 75-grain BTHP T2 TAP (8126N) or Hornady 5.56 NATO 75-grain BTHP Superformance Match (the .223 version that Hornady makes is also fine); this Managed-Recoil 8-pellet 00 buckshot from Remington (it patterns very tightly); and the 147-grain 9mm Federal HST that I already mentioned above, twice.

And if you go with a pistol, then I recommend the Streamlight TLR-1 as a mandatory accessory.

As to lubricant, you can't really go wrong with Break-Free CLP.

u/emma_troika · 23 pointsr/niceguys

oh jesus, he's one of those PLS RESPOND losers. I love/hate those.

this one is legit creepy though. he's outright stalking you. jesus christ. you need to get pepper gel. it's like pepper spray, but better. they sell it on amazon for like 5-10 bucks or something. saber is a good brand.

I've relied on that one for years and it's never let me down.

u/FastandFuriousMom · 23 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I bought my girls theirs off of Amazon, there are tons of different styles and products. This is the one I bought based on reviews and after talking to a local law enforcement officer in my district. Here is their main website that covers all sorts of safety stuff for law enforcement and private individuals.

They come with an expiration date as well, keep in mind, 4 years.

u/ATC_Boilermaker · 22 pointsr/Purdue

Outside of the legal options, may I also suggest you purchase some pepper spray from Amazon for your personal protection? Obviously don't use it unless attacked, but I think it's a good idea for everyone to carry this on their person. You are allowed to carry it. My wife has this on her at all times.

u/0ldblu3 · 22 pointsr/pics

Do you remember all the great Amazon reviews of the pepper spray product? Fantastic social commentary and satire.

u/zirman · 21 pointsr/france

Je me suis toujours demandé, vous transportez quoi vous, dans vos sacs à dos ? Depuis que je me suis intéressé à se qu'on appel des EDC (Every Day Carry), je transporte toujours avec moi un équipement qui ferait passer Marry Poppins pour une petite joueuse. Mes recherches sur le sujet m'ont forcement fait passer par le survivalisme, qui est un sujet vachement intéressant ! Mais comme pour la muscu j'ai du subir tout les clichés qui vont avec... Exemple rapide :
Muscu = Gros cons masculiniste superficiel et beauf
Survivalisme = Facho agressif et asocial

C'est dommage que les gens aient autant de clichés, parce que c'est un domaine très instructif. Bref, en gros j'ai toujours sur moi :

  • Mes clés hein, classique
  • Smartphone
  • Portefeuille +Un Range piece
  • Passport
  • Batterie externe
  • Mon couteau laguiole (manche en genévrier, lame sandvik 12C27, il me suivra dans la tombe lui !)*
  • une paire de gants de chantier (pour pouvoir changer une roue par exemple, ou bouger un truc lourd et sale)
  • Une lampe torche
  • Un Kindle Paper White
  • Une gourde Klean Kanteen en inox, fini les bouteilles en plastique \o/
  • Un couteau Suisse Victorinox*
  • Une clé USB chiffré, rattaché à mon trousseau de clé, contenant tous mes papiers numérisé (Passeport, permis, diplôme, CV, impôt, bulletin de salaire, etc...)
  • Un stylo, mais attention, un Space Pen!*
  • Un bloc note Field Note*
  • Une Fourchette Cuillere en titane*
  • Un briquet* (à gaz, bic, classique, les autres risque de sécher si on les utilise pas)
  • Un stick levre*
  • Un coupe ongle*
  • Une brosse à dent (format voyage) avec un mini tube dentifrice.
  • Un chargeur USB avec le Cable qui vas bien
  • Un SSD Portable
  • Des capotes*. Ba quoi ?
  • Un baladeur Cowon J3
  • Des Bouchons d'oreille (bien pratique en concert ou dans le métro)
  • Des écouteurs (une paire bluetooth, une paire filaire)
  • Une petite bouteille de 75 ml de gel desinfectant
  • Des lingettes Mercurochrome désinfectante (pour les bobos)* (normalement j'ai une mini trousse de soin, mais je l'ai paumé....)
  • Des mouchoirs.
  • Une serviette microfibre ultra légère (pour pouvoir poser son cul n'importe ou)
  • Le tout dans un Sac Rush 24 de chez 5.11

    *Rangé dans une pochette Maxpedition.

    Voila. J'vais peut être passer pour un gros taré aux yeux de certains, mais ça m'a bien aidé d'avoir tout ça sur moi, en de nombreuses occasion. Je vous invite à partager vos sac, comment vous prévoyez les coups dur, votre avis sur le sujet, etc !

    PS: Il existe un sous du doux nom de /r/edc, sauf qu'eux, ils rajoutent aussi des armes à feux pour certains ('murica style...).
u/Case963 · 20 pointsr/loseit

Just make sure you stay safe if you are walking around your neighborhood. I'm a male and the other day I got news through the neighborhood app that some 20 year old guy got assaulted while doing a jog. I myself make sure I have pepper spray on me and a personal gps device that can send a message to law enforcement with my location with a click of a button.


I work in security and want people to be safe especially with Christmas coming around. I walk 5 times a week for 2-6 miles at a time.

u/SuchAppeal · 20 pointsr/streetwear
u/AIDS_Pizza · 17 pointsr/UIUC

This is referred to as the "knockout game" at a national level but apparently specifically in Champaign the people who refer to it call it "polar bear hunting". (1) Here's a post about it in Champaign specifically. (2) Here is an article.

And let's be fucking real here. This is categorically black-on-white crime. Even the term "polar bear" is what the blacks use to refer to their white targets. This is a race crime perpetuated by black people against white people.

A few tips on not becoming the victim of one of these events:

  1. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. You should always be aware of your surroundings. Even if it is 2pm and you are walking to class. I recommend not wearing headphones and avoiding talking to the phone. This is even more true when it is well past midnight and you are walking alone.

  2. Avoid walking late at night period. If you do have to walk late at night, avoid doing it alone.

  3. Carry tools to protect yourself:

  • If you regularly do walk alone at night, you should carry a bright flashlight which you can use to light up dark areas as well as discourage or even temporarily blind an assailant.
  • Carry pepper spray, which can be used to spray a would-be assailant in the face to disable them and give you time to escape.
  • Finally, you can spend the time to get a firearm owner's card and concealed carry license. In some situations a handgun can be the difference between you getting viciously beaten and getting your shit stolen, and you walking away from a situation unharmed (particularly in situations where you are outnumbered). You cannot carry a gun on university-owned property but if you spend most of your time west of Wright St. in the evenings and on weekends, you can carry freely almost everywhere there.

    Remember, the bottom line is that this type of attack is extremely dangerous. Hitting your head on pavement like the guy in the video above can result in brain injury or death. And obviously this does happen right in the middle of campus. Take steps to avoid becoming a victim of what the bottom dwellers of society engage in to amuse themselves.
u/SeafoodDuder · 16 pointsr/Advice

Just sounds like a bunch of weak-minded bullies that have nothing else to do with their time. They probably picked on you because they thought you were alone. Please consider buying some Pepper Spray and keeping it in your purse. There's lots of crazy men and women out there.

u/DerangedDeceiver · 16 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

You can buy pepper spray on amazon. Just saying in case you want a way to defend yourself.

u/delish3 · 16 pointsr/AskTrollX

Pepper spray! I’ve had one on my keys for about a year and even though I’ve luckily never had to use it, I always feel safer knowing I have it.

You can get one like this off amazon for pretty cheap.

I have one from a company called BlingSting, which is a bit more pricey, but I just wanted something cute if it’s gonna be on my keychain (Which is not a great priority, I know). They also have these alarm devices and escape hammers which could be good options for you too!

I hope you find something that works for you!

u/Whoami_77 · 15 pointsr/SeattleWA

>mist or fog sprays can be susceptible to wind and you could end up spraying yourself if you aren't careful.

Gel spray is the better alternative. It's a bit bigger than traditional self defense sprays.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

u/Veniabiit · 15 pointsr/de
u/con_moto · 14 pointsr/running

I use a headlamp, reflective vest, and pepper spray that straps to my hand. And I never run outside with earphones because I want to keep aware of my surroundings.

u/blivi · 14 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

A friend bought me one of those small, $10 pepper spray units. The push lever was inconvenient and eventually broke and later the unit leaked all over my bag.

After a local breakin, someone bought me the Kimber Pepperblaster II, because it is easily aimed and has a trigger instead of a lever. I've watched some videos on youtube and it seems pretty effective at a distance of 3-9 feet. That should be your ideal distance from this guy if he shows up again. Any closer an you risk being in arm's reach and getting grabbed or hurt.

Hopefully you'll never have to use one, but if you do, be sure to get out of the area fast, as most deliver a cloud and can cause you to be affected as well. It gives me a sense of protection, when I do carry it, and I think that shift in attitude helps when others are looking to take advantage of someone.

The dog is a great deterrent and gives peace of mind. If you have a cell phone, you should keep it with you when you go outside, simply because this guy doesn't seem the type to back down, even if the police talk to him.

Also, program the police station's number in your phone(s) as "A Cop" so it is at the top of your contacts list. This way, if it isn't a 911 situation, but he is on your property and is making you uncomfortable, you can simply call them. You don't need to tell this guy you are doing so, but definitely report him and ask for a policeman to come by since you feel threatened and this person won't leave.

Sorry for the wall of text, but your situation is frightening. I really hope you keep reporting him until he either stops, leaves or gets arrested. Good luck and please update with the police's response.

u/mrjinglesturd · 14 pointsr/preppers

Here is what I have Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol Molle Assault Pack Tactical Combat Rucksack Backpack Bag 36L Black
Nice pack for $37.50

u/SamStarnes · 13 pointsr/WTF

Adding to my wishlist. This is amazing. I normally carry a giant 7 inch knife because YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED IT.

Edit: posted the pic of the knife below. Here it is in case anyone wants it. Cold Steel 80PGTK GI Tanto 7" Carbon by Cold Steel

u/Awken · 13 pointsr/ainbow

I asked my friend who is a gun/self defense nut what brand of pepper spray I should buy. He recommended Saber Red Gel. Its long range, a gel instead of a spray so you're less likely to get sprayed accidentally when you use it, and has tear gas mixed in for good measure. I bought two cans, one for me and one for my girlfriend.

u/crazyguyonabike · 13 pointsr/CCW
u/treehumper83 · 13 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Robert_Skywalker · 11 pointsr/streetwear

5.11 Rush 24

It's a pretty solid backpack. Lots of awesome pockets, very sturdy. I almost got it, but instead chose the North Face Borealis because of the water bottle pockets on the side, and a more minimalistic look.

u/WhenSnowDies · 11 pointsr/misleadingthumbnails

You're welcome.

On that, Cold Steel actually has some good products. They are absolutely edgelords and make a lot of "cool factor" cringe stuff, so bear in mind this isn't me playing the contrarian. However the way they became known in the first place was by producing quality blades.

Take a look at their take on the Kukri.

Though it might not look it given the context, a Kukri is a serious blade for actual work (a cross between a hatchet and a large knife, the design done right can split wood, finely cut, chop, and even in some cases pry). Cold Steel is absolutely serious in this offering, and are attempting to compete with authentic handmade Himalayan Imports kurkis from Nepal for serious users. That's bold.

Now personally, I never was a knife guy but I've always liked tools and like to read on outdoorsy stuff.

Me tip: Get a small U.S. made stockman knife to carry. You'll actually get a lot of use out of it without being an edgelord or being disruptive. Learn the names and uses of each blade on it and review a quick page on safe knife usage and rules (e.g. folks think you can pry with a knife, you cannot, and other little safety and usage tidbits; like the right amount of blade for the right task).

Anyway, the one that really put Cold Steel on the map was their G.I. Tanto.. I kept an eye out and picked one up at a pawn shop, one of the original runs, for the original price. The perks were that it had a paracord-wrapped grip (at the time), was carbon steel, indestructible literally (you can even pry with it, split wood, etc.) because it would flex into a U-shape before breaking/deforming; it had a tanto-edge (very strong shape), and originally sold for $15. Its design competitors were often less robust, broke easier with exotic steels, were even heavier, and went for $300+.

Needless to say that became popular for serious users and modding them became a thing. Very serious knives are often extremely basic and the value is subtle in the design; like with Opinel, Ontario Old Hickory series, or Mora--all completely overlooked by the tacticool crowd. The GI Tanto was aimed at the neckbeards, but it found a home with serious usage.

So Cold Steel was and is actually a serious brand, and they're absolutely appealing to neckbeards in their badass lineup. On that, however..

Cold Steel was and is usually the only company making actual swords (an oxymoron). What I mean is, swords are usually low-quality steels, ridiculous designs, are unsharpened and are unusable (will snap, or they don't have actual tangs). Cold steel actually made historically accurate, very durable pieces for a decent price. They wouldn't break on you or pose a danger, and were basically quality built.

Take a look at this katana, $600 with ray skin handles. This isn't for fantasy zombie slayers, but can be decorative or used by a martial artist who skillfully chop those bamboo bundles and learn historic techniques.

Or (video warning) this weeb.

Anyway to that end Cold Steel has very good quality and usable blades, and a "guilty pleasure" lineup that includes US-made, high quality Russian Special Forces shovels and tactical boomerangs. There was one elder I knew who had a nerve disease who needed a cain, and who carried a Cold Steel battle cain because they are good quality, unassuming, and could help him to defend himself (given his inability to run or fight with his hands).

So that's the lowdown on Cold Steel and what they're about.

u/Dampwaffles1 · 11 pointsr/guns

Nonsense. Virtually all of the points that you made are completely moronic. Lasers do indeed make aiming quicker and easier. They're also not hard to see and they're not hard to turn on. They also don't have to be perfectly zeroed to be effective in a typical self-defense scenario. And they are indeed extremely intimidating. And in order to avoid the batteries dying on you, simply change them every 6 months just like with your weapon light (which use the same battery with a laser/light combo).

Use common sense and your own experience when deciding what to use for self-defense. If you feel that a laser will help you, then ignore the faux-expert forum/reddit idiots and go for it.

Something like this should work great for most people.

Now, I'm not saying that I believe that all firearms should have lasers on them. I really only think that lasers make sense for genuine military and police operators since it allows other members of your team to target a hostile. I also don't really think that lasers are needed for home defense guns, either. A simple light attachment is much more practical. But there's still no real downside to putting a laser on your home dense gun. It's simply a matter of personal preference.

u/electropop999 · 10 pointsr/UIUC

Feeling unsafe. Just my opinion, buying a pepper spray should be considered by late commuters for self defense. $7 at Amazon

u/KaleAndChickenSalad · 10 pointsr/AskWomen

I used to, back when I had crazy people stalking me. I don't anymore.

I like pepper spray with a hand strap and sprays a dye to identify the person.

Found the link:

u/Bloodless_ · 10 pointsr/creepyencounters

Be very careful with this. Normal men in their 60s do not sexually pursue teenagers. Normal men listen when you say "no."

Next time don't apologize and blame it on policy or an imaginary boyfriend or that you're busy, because that leads this type on and it makes them think you would otherwise be interested, and they will try to wear you down. Don't say "oh I'm sorry, I can't because..."

Just tell the truth: "I am not interested in that. Please don't ask me again."

The most important thing I learned at that age is that you, yourself, have to be the "reason" you're not giving out your number. That gives them nothing to work with. Also, don't smile, don't be cute or quiet or unsure in any way. Make direct eye contact when you say "don't ask me again."

If he persists, escalates, or gets aggressive with you in any way, call the police. Don't deal with it yourself. They will let him know why it is inappropriate for a man in his 60s to try to force a teenager to have sex with him.

You would also be wise to get some pepper gel and keep it on you at all times at work. Better to have it and never use it, than to arrive at that moment wishing you had it. I speak from experience. Be safe.

u/Epistaxis · 10 pointsr/politics

If that's actually what you want to do, instead of having to pass through blogspam to get there, here's the link.

u/scottocs · 9 pointsr/Chattanooga

If not with a gun, with a portable pepper spray.

u/sandmansleepy · 9 pointsr/knives

It sounds like you want it for personal protection. Get this instead. This is coming from someone who loves knives and carries one always and has used them a ton and trained to use them. A lot more reliable, and will generally keep you safer, and a lot less legal liability if you use it. Yes there was a commando on the front page, but that is offensive use he was talking about anyway.

And a sweet edc knife, currently 52 bucks:

u/bore902 · 9 pointsr/CanadianForces

As mentioned by u/jside86, something along these lines is a much better product than the shit daypacks, and you won't look like a tard.

u/Urschleim_in_Silicon · 9 pointsr/gadgets

511 Tactical Rush 24.

I own a computer shop going on 10 years now and this is my favorite so far. Read some of the reviews. I can send some detailed pics if you're interested.

u/Warneral · 9 pointsr/GunFights

Its basically pepper spray, but it comes out much faster and can cover farther distances.

u/Prizz419 · 9 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight ProTac is the best light for the money. I️ use this light on all my rifles and I’ve abused the hell out of them.
Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/ShammyWoWLoL · 9 pointsr/Ice_Poseidon

"He's tried to buy a tazer multiple times on stream and can't find anywhere that sells one, I believe he's still trying."

You're welcome. TriHarder, same day/1 day shipping btw.

u/bigchastity · 9 pointsr/chastity

Ok, long time kinkster and electricity enthusiast.

TL;DR Thing 1 and thing 2 But most important is Folsom Electric I can not begin to recommend their products strongly enough. They are expensive, but absolutely and completely worth every penny. My Folsom Bi-polar butt plug when used with a good TENS control box has given more people orgasms than any toy except my Magic Wand. I have tried many of the cheap knock offs, save your money, if you want a butt plug or a vaginal toy, only the Folsum Bi-polar butt plug is worth your money or time.

First off, don't worry about barefeet on concrete, that's now how DC current works. It only goes from the positive terminal to the negative terminal via the path of least resistance. If you lick a grounded metal pole while being shocked by 10 million volt taser, the result will be exactly the same as if you were in a rubber room. It'll suck, but it won't "hurt" you any more cause you are grounded. AC current is different. (Side note, Lightning is DC current, and it works the same as a stun gun, it's just that instead of to little metal electrodes the whole earth becomes one electrode, and the whole sky becomes the other. It's not the electricity that kills you, it's the heat)

  • 1 In the end most of these devices are the same electronics. The big differences will be the range of the signal, the size of the remote, the type of batteries, and the power of the shock. You might check Aliexpress for some less expensive options. If that is in your budget, just know that those button cells can get expensive and will run dry quickly.

  • 2 Absolutely, but make sure it's steel, and not just chrome plated. In theory, the chrome plating could be removed from the cage and transferred to you by the electric current. (This is realistically Not a true concern, but technically possible.)

    Also remember that the strength and type of sensation is inverse to the area of contact. Lets use a strength scale of 1-10, 1 being licking a 9 volt, and 10 being a Stun Gun. A jolt of strength 8 delivered by a stun gun will wake you the fuck up. However take the same strength shock, and instead of delivering it through two small studs, deliver it through a couple big TENS pads, and sure, there will be some involuntary muscle contraction but it's not gonna hurt at all. So when using a cage to deliver the shock, the shock will be delivered by the whole cage evenly, and you will still need a second point of contact. In effect the cage is the positive connection, you still need a negative connection. So you'll need a TENS pad on your balls or something, and if that pad has a smaller surface contact area than the cage, you'll mostly feel the shock there.

  • 3 Buy a freaking stun gun too. I can not tell you what a mind fuck hearing that sound right next to your ear is while you are tied down and blind folded. It literally becomes your whole world. Also, they fucking tickle like a son of a bitch. 10/10 would buy again. The shock callers don't hurt so much as they just surprise you. All those videos you see of guys falling over in pain? Either they are pussies, or they are hams, it just doesn't hurt like that. (or I'm a fucking hopeless masochist...shrug) Getting a stun gun to the big muscles of your thigh? Fucking hilarious, just be sitting down when it happens. It really doesn't "hurt" so much as it completely overwhelms your thought process.

  • 4 Basically, if you can draw a line from the positive connection, to the negative connection, and the line comes close to the heart, spinal cord, brain, or eye balls, don't do that. Again, that is just not how DC current works, and you could probably hold a shock collar to your chest over your heart and trigger it repeatedly without any problems, unless you just happen to have a diagnosed heart issue. But seriously there are so many places that are more fun to put it, I don't know why you would run even the 1 in 1million risk, so just don't. (but at the same time don't worry about one of these things killing/hurting you, it's just REALLY unlikely)

  • 5 Consistancy, consistancy, consistancy. Shock collars are fun as hell, but they are also a training tool. It takes real effort on her part, as she has to be really on the ball to shock you as soon as you do a thing. Examples, "Speak when spoken to" is a fun game, and will fuck with your head something fierce. She only shocks you when you speak without being spoken to. You will quickly learn all sorts of interesting ways to get her attention that don't involve talking. "Stop being so Negative" She shocks you every time you say something negative. This one is subtle but will actually have life altering effects if she is good with the training. "Oops, I dropped something" She "accidentally" drops something subtly in public, then shocks the shit out of you until you find and retrieve it for her.

    Electricity is probably my favorite kink, even over chastity and sounding. Please ask me all the questions.
u/jepyang · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

The wilderness is probably where you need self-defense tools the least of anywhere in your life, but if that aspect is important to you, I won’t argue it any further.

That said, it’s a bad knife. Just cheap tacticool crap, not meant for any serious use. It’s liable to fall apart mid-use (one of the reviews even mentioned the locking mechanism failed resulting in injury). Can’t imagine much worse than trying to defend yourself and cutting your hand on your own faulty knife.

Something like a Morakniv is cheap but sturdy and well-made. Would work well for both camping uses and self defense (keep it on your belt and you don’t even have to flip the blade open to use it). Saves an ounce or so and is a massive upgrade to practical capability.

Alternately, a SAK Classic and a small thing of pepper spray is similarly cheap, saves 2-3 ounces, and is probably more effective for self-defense than a cheap flippy knife.

u/smellslikesulfur · 8 pointsr/CCW

Spray doesn't always work. I had a dog get loose and rush me and my dog when we were out on a walk. They got into it instantly. I backed up and emptied my entire can of spray into the faces of both dogs. It did absolutely nothing. Luckily my dog is 150 lbs (compared to the maybe 50lb heeler mix that attacked) and he won that fight for me. Had my dog not been there, and the vicious dog went after me... I would have been up shit creek without my firearm. That spray didn't even phase the dog. I love dogs and I never want to hurt someone pet if I can help it, but if I get attacked I'm going to do what I have to do.
That being said, I'm open to suggestions on a spray that will actually work on dogs. this is the spray I used.

u/vicious_armbar · 8 pointsr/MensRights

Obviously if you can't flush the condom wash it out with hot water and put a squirt of spermicidal lube mixed with clear pepper spray in the condom. A packet of arbies horse radish sauce can be substituted for clear pepper spray in a pinch. It blends right in.

If you catch her don't admit anything! Play dumb and ask her what happened. If she tells you what she did and accuses you feel free to tell her what a psychopathic piece of shit she is. Then tell her that it's gross and risky to pick things out of the garbage to shove up her cooch! Leave without admitting anything!!!

Good luck with her being able to prove what you did!

u/gobuyastick · 8 pointsr/Indiana

maybe pick up some bear mace instead of a gun?

u/Jongmi2 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

$100 to spend? Lets get him started out right!

Fixed blade knife and Saw for Bushcraft tasks:

Bahco has a combo kit with a Mora fixed blade knife and a folding saw for $28.50 at Amazon:

Folding Knife for food prep:

Add an Opinel #8 for $20:

or an Ontario RAT 1 for $25:

Axe for fire prep:

Cold Steel Trail Boss fo $32:


That pretty much covers all things pointy and sharp to get him started in bushcraft for a grand total of $85.50

As he learns and develops more bushcraft skills he can upgrade when needed but this will get him started out with some solid gear.

u/IANALAMA · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

I carry an Opinel No 8 everywhere i go. i use it to cut food and light gardening work (trimming, pruning, cut twine to tie up tomatoes, etc). "everywhere" includes backpacking, and any kind of travel. it's short enough and no spring assist, so it doesn't conflict with local laws when i travel.

when i'm backpacking i also carry a small wire key ring with the following:

Key Ring

Leatherman Micra

Gerber Shard

Streamlight Nano

if i'm doing any kind of campfire, then i bring a mora companion to do any processing that i'll need.

u/kingofwburg · 8 pointsr/guns

Throw the BB gun out. I understand the thought behind it, but it's a really bad idea. It's not the kind of thing you want to bluff about.

This may be a better bet for you if you don't want a gun

It allows you to keep a decent distance and will disable most people long enough for you to retreat.

u/mindfulmu · 8 pointsr/dashcamgifs

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

u/TheOldKanye · 8 pointsr/chicago

I'm so glad you're alright after shit like that. My laptop bag is my fucking life, I honestly don't know how I would react to someone trying to take it. I know my logic wouldn't be sharp and I would probably try to do something stupid.

Again my friend, happy you're safe!

I highly recommend this military grade "pepper spray" to anyone. This is not normal pepper spray. It shoots out a huge 10ft cloud/mist into the direction of your target, making it nearly impossible to miss. There is no way anybody can continue attacking or focusing on you after being hit with this stuff. It truly feels like some kind of acid:

u/Sam_Vimes_AMCW · 7 pointsr/marchingband

I've used SABRE, they make a gel that's really good too. Personally I carry a knife and a kubaton and pepper spray, but I've seen the gel in action and it's really good.

Or if you wanna go budget, you can buy a 4pack of pepper spray for like 50$, I'll edit with a link

first one

two pack of the same product

u/muddledremarks · 7 pointsr/camping

To tag along with your friends who already have gear, I assume you can share a tent so I'll skip shelter. Also my links are to stuff I like, but there are tons of options in each category.

  • 65L backpack (REI)
  • Small Zlite Sol sleeping pad (REI) and XL 1/8" foal roll (Lawson). Put the Zlite on top of the foam roll.
  • 20 degree Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt (link)
  • Sawyer Mini filter (REI) and a couple SmartWater 1L bottles from the grocery stores (threads match the filter)
  • Snow Peak Ti bowl (link). Can double as cookpot if you buy a lid from here.
  • Fire Maple 300T canister stove (ebay) and fuel from REI
  • Ti Long Spoon (REI)
  • 2 of these, empty, for your drinking cup and dirty water scoop (link).
  • a swiss army classic (REI)
  • I also like an opinel #6 (link)
  • couple of mini bic lighters
  • headlamp (REI)
  • snow stake for cathole digging (REI)
  • maybe a headnet depending on trip (REI)
  • bug dope (REI)
  • small first aid kit (RE)
  • toiletries (TP, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, chapstick, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, campsoap, in small containers)
  • maybe some utility cord and map and compass if you know how to use one
  • Clothes you're gonna want a rain shell, light puffy jacket or midweight fleece, tshirt, light 150 wt base layer top/bottom, hiking pants, 2x darn tough socks, some light hiking boots or trail runners, 2x boxer-briefs, a hat, sunglasses, cheap watch, a Buff, a beanie with ear coverage, and cheap polyproylene gloves from the surplus store.

    That, or something like it, should pretty much cover you from June thru Sept in northern CA, assuming you can snag a spot in some else's tent and you're sharing bear canister space for food storage (when backpacking places that require it).

    Good luck!
u/ialtp · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

5.11 Rush 24:

I've used it for 2 years now. Slight wear on shoulder straps (I'd recommend wrapping it in paracord or duct taping it up to prevent it), and I somehow magically lost one of the chest straps (user error).

So yeah. Not as good as the GR1 or 2, but best quality per dollar that I've seen.

u/triplehelix013 · 7 pointsr/homedefense

Alarm systems and Ring doorbells are reactive rather than proactive. They help the bad guys get caught after they break into your home and steal your stuff or injure/kill the occupants.

You want to be proactive. My 2 main focuses would be the following:

  1. Make it difficult for someone to get into your apartment.
  2. Give yourself the means to protect yourself if your apartment is breached.

    Things to think about for Main focus 1 (security):

    As far as making it difficult for someone to get into your apartment, having the appearance of a hard target will help. Beware of dog signs are supposedly effective for homes, I don't know how they work for apartments. May be worth researching.

    How secure is your door? How deep do the screws go into the door frame on the bolt? If it is less than 3 inches replace them. Consider a door jam, I don't have one of these yet but have heard great things about their effectiveness of resisting doors getting kicked in. Obviously won't help while you are out but is great for when you are inside.

    How secure/reachable are your windows? Is it feasible that someone could get to your window with or without a ladder? Secure your windows as best you can. I am a fan of security screens for windows but on an apartment I doubt you are going to want to install those.

    Do you have a balcony? How secure is the door/slider? If it is a door consider a door jam like for the front door. If it is a slider then make sure you have a security bar. Glass is a weakpoint, I like security screens as for windows, but if not an option security film may be.

    Things to think about for Main focus 2 (defense):

    I saw in a previous comment you are not comfortable having a gun in your house. I would suggest you get comfortable with it. A firearm is the most effect tool to use in self defense because it is a distance tool. It can be used to stop a threat before they get within range to do lethal damage. Also it is not uncommon for armed robbers to be equipped with stolen firearms themselves and you will be left at their mercy praying they are just thieves and not murderers. If you do decide to get a firearm to protect yourself and your home get some training. A good instructor will make you comfortable with firearm safety and help you develop good practices early to be safe and effective with a firearm. I realize you might not want to consider this option and it is your right to choose whatever you feel comfortable with but I wanted to mention it anyway.

    Non-firearm defense tools you could utilize is flashlights, pepper spray, blunt objects (as lethal as firearms but not as effective for self defense), sharp objects (also as lethal and less effective), stun guns (can be effective against weak willed opponents).

    Personally I always have a 800 Lumen flashlight, knife, and pepper spray on my body. In my home and car I also keep a 1000 lumen flashlight and large fixed blade knives. Although I would hope to never be in such a fight for my life that I have exhausted all my firearms and have to use them.

    I would highly recommend you get a bright flashlight you are comfortable carrying with you and pepper spray. A bright flashlight can be blinding in low light, if you have to deploy it shine it in their eyes and use that opportunity to see what is in their hands. Pepper spray is not very effective against determined attackers but may be enough to buy you some time to escape.

    You may also want to look into a stun gun to use when walking the dog to deploy if the pepper spray fails to stop your assailant. I have two flashlight/stungun combos for walking the dog.

    You only get one life, when it comes time to act or die; act with everything you got and the tools you have available to yourself at that time. Hopefully you will never have to deploy those defense tools but keeping them handy could be the difference between a long life and one that ends that afternoon.

    Good luck and stay safe
u/Teerlys · 7 pointsr/preppers

Here's a few I snagged from my recently ordered list.

Secure USB Drive - For storing scans of important documents.

Mylar Blankets - Ridiculously thin. Good to keep in the car or every day carry bag for a variety of situations.

Camp Suds - Or alternately hand sanitizer. Both useful to stay healthy in Flu season or another outbreak that spreads via contact.

Emergency Whistle - Small enough to keep on a keychain. Loud enough to get attention when it's needed.

Mylar Bags + Oxygen Absorbers - If you're prepping, putting a hundred pounds or so of white rice in 5 gallon buckets is a great way to get started on a long term food supply without breaking the bank. Put it in these and it will stay fresher longer.

Water BOB - Great little device for if/when you know the water supply may be at risk. It's a cheap way to be able to store 100 gallons in preparation for an emergency.

Pepper Spray - The security product you can take most places.

Starter First Aid Kit - Gotta get that going some how. This one has a hard shell which is nice for tossing it in a pack. You'll have to fill it out with what you're likely to need.

Mainstay 2400 Calorie Bars - They stay good through some pretty extreme highs and lows which makes them ideal for tossing in a car. They last about 5 years or so and don't require any water to make them. They're very handy as they're a purchase and forget about them item (for a few years anyway) that lets you have some immediate food for however long you have them stocked for.

Life Straw - A personal filter for waterborne bacteria. Most water purification methods have some significant cost to them, but this one is a great inexpensive item to get started with.

There's a ton of little things on Amazon that are kind of cool to have on hand, but I'd recommend snagging whatever is most likely to help you in whatever your situation is likely to be. If you live in a wildfire prone area... the usb drive would be a wise start. Earthquakes? The emergency whistle. Bad neighborhood, pepper spray. You get the idea. Good luck!

u/BWeice · 7 pointsr/PipeTobacco

I just ordered myself an Opinel no. 8 for my ropes. The only thing is since its carbon and not stainless a bit more attention has to be given to it so it doesn't rust up

u/recreational_usage · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/New_High_Score · 7 pointsr/funny

you got the wrong brand, bro.

you meant this one

u/LandonSullivan · 6 pointsr/CCW

Far as I can tell, she can legally carry a taser. Do NOT get a stun gun, they are only useful as a deterrent, you have to be literally touching somebody with one to do anything, and pretty much only output voltage. Tasers, on the other hand, can be used from significantly farther away, and deliver a much higher amperage, which is the part that actually drops people. It's not good for very long, maybe 20 seconds at most, so if you end up getting a taser, make absolutely sure that she knows knows KNOWS to immediately seek sanctuary before calling authorities. Don't go miles away, just get somewhere safe but close, otherwise with a good enough lawyer the assailant could catch her on an Assault charge, even if she calls the cops first. No sense risking it.

As for OC spray, try getting OC gel instead, it's outputs an adhesive, cohesive line with a much lower chance of blowback. I think Sabre is what some people use. Haven't touched OC in a while, it's not a good idea to carry both it and a gun at the same time.

A good knife can't hurt long as she knows how to use it. Kershaw assisted open or whatnot.

u/VaguePeeSmell · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

Something with an Emerson Wave like the Kershaw CQC-10K. That being said, you really do want pepper spray instead. C'mon OP, it's only $7 and it's better than being stabbed with your own knife.

u/schwing_it · 6 pointsr/CCW

This is the one I use
SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Advanced Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip, Contains 35 Bursts (5x Other Brands) & 10-Foot (3M) Range

I carry in my front pocket but it may be larger than what you are looking for.

u/SmiffnWessn · 6 pointsr/aznidentity

Ever consider carrying pepper spray? Check your state's laws. In mine it's legal to carry it concealed in your pocket/purse/backpack/whatever. And there's stuff with great range that can be effective against groups, like this: SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray

u/ShinraTM · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

Maybe an Opinel No 6 Carbon Steel Folding knife will fit that budget nicely.

u/whosdamike · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

>Have you ever taken a self-defense class?

This is great advice. Especially if you're at college, you can likely take self-defense classes for free or for a very low charge.

Since it sounds like both you and your roommate are on the small side, I highly recommend you take something like Brazilian jiu jitsu, which teaches you how to defend yourself without having to be particularly fast, strong, or big.

You can probably look up martial arts courses on your campus web-site. Don't feel intimidated. I've gone to a few different martial arts courses and they're extremely safe.

It's sexist, but because you're a girl, you'll probably be treated with greater "care." That does NOT mean YOU won't learn what you need to defend yourself: feel free to go "all out" when practicing with the men in the course. I understood why sometimes I'd hit the mat hardest when squaring off with the few women there.

>would you consider carrying mace?

Mace is likely to be available at a sporting goods stores. You can also purchase it online from Amazon. If you've signed up for the free Amazon Prime service for students, then you can have it in your hands in two days for no extra charge.

This is the pepper spray I got for my girlfriend. Right now it's less than $8 and comes with a keychain. You can shop around on the site and find something you like.

Good luck.

u/GenericName72 · 6 pointsr/Denver

Pepper spray is totally legal in Colorado if you're using it in self-defense. It's legal to carry and you don't need to warn people around you that you are in possession of it-- in other words, you can conceal carry it legally. I believe it's also legal to brandish it. I carry this with me at all times. Important to use pepper gel and not pepper spray, as it's more wind-resistant and less likely to blow back into your face.

u/Dumpy_Creatures · 6 pointsr/Survival

Bear spray is considered a pesticide by the epa and as such has standards for humane treatment. It is not meant to incpapacitate as pepper spray is. It isn’t as strong as I thought it was though. (In retrospect this makes sense due to a Bears much greater sense of smell than a person) Pepper sprays have more oil making them thicker and harder to remove. Bear sprays are designed to create a cloud for maximum coverage making where as pepper spray is a stream for less splash damage and blow back.

u/BoredDellTechnician · 6 pointsr/CCW

I had to Google this thing to see what the heck you're talking about.

I wouldn't recommend buying a taser that shoots prongs out. If those prongs fail to make proper contact with your target, your taser is now useless. It looks like this model has a stun gun built in as a backup, but at that point you might as well go with a cheap stun gun.

In terms of price and effectiveness, I would rather just purchase several pepper gel canisters and leave them in places such as your back pack, car door pockets, etc.

Whatever you decide to carry on campus, I would argument it with a high-power tactical flashlight. Simply walking around with a lit flashlight at night should be enough to give someone pause if they attempt to approach you while you're alone. A tactical flashlight will be able to switch to enough lumen output that you can blind someone with it well your retreat.

u/vaderj · 6 pointsr/Portland

I don't get anything for mentioning it, but it works on both dogs, and dog owners.

u/ARKnife · 6 pointsr/knives

First of all I don't recommend you get a knife for self defence, first and foremost for legal issues but also for effectiveness and range.

A good quality pepper spray would do a much better job, as you would consider less if to use it or not than to pull out a knife (speaking from experience).

I'd recommend the Sabre Pepper Gel for that task.

As for a good EDC knife - I'd go either with the RAT 1 (was my first serious knife) or the Kershaw Leek/Link if you don't mind it to be assisted.

u/fidelitypdx · 6 pointsr/Portland

Seriously, where are these idiots suggesting bear mace coming from?

If anyone is wondering, this is the one I recommend - $10 - it's the same formula as used by police departments across the country. The key chain attachment makes it easy to tie on a bright colored string lanyard, thus if it's tucked in your purse or pocket you'll easily find it. It's very effective.

If you want to step up in terms of distance, this is the one you want.

These spray a gel like spray, so the likelihood of it blowing in your face is very low.

u/netchemica · 6 pointsr/ar15

Depends on your budget.

A Streamlight Protac would be the cheapest I'd be comfortable with on a duty weapon.

If you want to spend a pretty penny, you can pick up any of Arisaka's offerings.

u/Coffeezilla · 5 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

This is what all my retail coworkers carry.

This is what I carried riding the bus for over 2 years.

u/therealdarkcirc · 5 pointsr/gundeals

Cheaper in black, 5.95 prime

Cheaper in pink, 6.77 prime

Is there some reason you like this color? It's also cheaper, though from a 3rd party.

u/BamBam12612 · 5 pointsr/running

Personally I have never dealt with this experience. However, I think there are a couple things you can do. I always try to not run in the same place two days in a row, not because of paranoia but mainly because it's nice to not run the same way everyday. The other thing I'd suggest is maybe getting pepper spray. I know neither of these options will necessarily help you forget the things you experienced but maybe they'll put your mind at ease a little while running knowing that you are a little safer.

u/faradayyy · 5 pointsr/creepyPMs

Academy sells the kind that you can attach to your keychain. They're also on Amazon

u/piss-o-rama · 5 pointsr/EDC

The Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer comes in multiple sizes and a few colors. I have the Fatty size and it's great for keeping all my little things together.

u/xendude · 5 pointsr/EDC
u/kmaschan · 5 pointsr/running

I always run with pepper spray if I'm alone. You can get it on Amazon for $8 ( It comes with a strap so it literally sits on your hand, you don't even have to grasp it.

u/ebinWaitee · 5 pointsr/EDC

Cocoon Grid-It organizer. It's rather cheap and especially useful if you use different bags like a messenger bag for school and a backpack for a bit longer travels. You can easily attach stuff you need once in a while to the grid and just throw it to another bag.

Currently my grid-it contains a USB-stick, couple cables, one of those Victorinox card multitools, a powerbank and a pen. When I'm traveling overnight I add a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. 5/5 would buy again.

Edit: Pilot G-2 pen and Opinel No 08 knife are another fantastic pieces of equipment I carry everyday

u/Anwhaz · 5 pointsr/knives

Not too far from the sticks though. (It's a joke, I have and like this knife, but down vote away.)

u/PillarOfWisdom · 5 pointsr/gay

If any of you want advice on this, feel free to ask. If you want to protect yourself but don't want a gun, I recommend one of these Pepper Blaster.

Here's a video of someone doing a demo:

u/mattsworkaccount · 5 pointsr/EDC

Oooh, this is a fun challenge.

  • Knife: Spyderco Dragonfly 2 : $49

    This is the most expensive item on my list, but I figure that with knives this is the best small EDC knife you can get for the money. I'm not a fan of large knives for daily carry, and the Dragonfly gets the job done.

  • Watch: Casio Men's Sport Analog Dive Watch : $17

    While I initial thought was the F-91W, this watch seems to have far better water-resistance for roughly $7 more. Plus I prefer analog watches.

  • Wallet: Magpul Industries Daka Polymer Wallet : $17

    While I've never used one of these personally, why not take the loss of all my stuff as an excuse to pare down how much bullshit I carry in my wallet? Reviews (outside of Amazon) seem pretty good and I'd love to give this thing a shot.

  • Multitool: Atwood Prybaby Chinese Knockoff : $3

    I like having one of these kinds of dumb little multitools handy for prying and bottle-opening and other random tasks that I wouldn't want to abuse my knife with. At only $3 it's worth the space in my budget and my keychain. Speaking of keychains...

  • Keychain: Stainless Steel Aircraft Cable Keychain : $2

    If you're like me, you often have to add and remove keys and other items from your keychain. Wire/cable keychains are the friggin best for this. I generally prefer the ball-and-socket types rather than the kind that screw closed, but I'm counting my dollars here.

  • Writing Utensil: Pilot G2 0.5mm (12-Pieces) : $10.75 per 12, ~$1 per ea.

    I can't stand pens that use caps, and nothing writes as well for me as the Pilot G2. 0.5mm is about as fine a line as I want to get because the 0.38mm ones tend to get a bit scratchy on most paper. And if you'll allow me to count the cost as only a dollar rather than the price of a twelve-pack...

  • Bonus Round: Kingston Digital 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive : $9

    With a few extra buck open in the budget, I realized that I've had one of these on my keychain for about as long as I can remember, and it pays to have one handy with a copy of your choice of documents, music, and other media. Super handy to keep available at all times.


    My total price for these tools puts me at $98, assuming the cost of only one pen. I assumed that I would be able to keep my phone, which provides me with enough illumination that I've never bothered with carrying a dedicated flashlight outside of the colder months when I'm usually wearing a coat. So I didn't bother with choosing one for this challenge. Anyone have any good suggestions for AAA, clicky tail-button flashlights under $20?
u/rdw19 · 5 pointsr/EDC

It's great! Small yet feels great in the hand. Its my first Spyderco and I couldn't be happier!

It's also only $33 on Amazon.

u/GreenLizardHands · 5 pointsr/EDC

Firstly, some unsolicited advice. If there's a low chance of the knife getting confiscated for whatever reason, I'd say save up a little more scratch and get something a little nicer. Alright, now that I've said that, I'm going to assume that you're going to completely ignore it. (Which is fine.)

Ontario RAT 2 always comes highly recommended. You pretty much can't go wrong here. It is a liner lock, which will be a little easier to use one-handed than a lockback. Though maybe only if you're right handed.

I think if I were going for a Spyderco in that range, I'd go with the Ambitious instead. (Right under $30, blade is 2.25 inches.) Or, save up a few extra bucks and go with the Persistence (Just under $35, blade is 2.75 in). The Byrd line is designed by Spyderco, but made by other companies under Spyderco's direction. I'm sure they are a decent value, but if that's what you want, I think you'd probably be better off, and happier, saving your money and getting a Delica 4.

You may also want to look into the Buck Vantage. It's a flipper, so easy opening is there. I think it's a liner lock as well. The steel is okay, but expect to be sharpening it fairly often (maybe once a week if you want to keep it razor sharp).

Another option is the Ka-Bar Dozier. It uses AUS-8A steel, which is pretty good for the price range (in my opinion). Thumb stud, lockback. This one's $20, so a little below your budget actually. Could use some of the money saved to get some sort of sharpening system (DMT Card maybe?)

Blue Ridge Zancudo, designed by the same people behind the RAT series. Pretty much the same idea, but I think the blade shape on the Zancudo is a little better if you need to be able to pierce things.

Last one, the Kershaw Shuffle. A little smaller, at 2.4 in blade length. But has a bottle opener, if you're into that sort of thing. Also, cheaper than any of the rest of the options here. I also think that this one probably has the best blade-shape, in my opinion. It's almost all belly.

Personally, I have found that having the longest knife you have is good, but a lot of the time most of that edge isn't put to good use. Sometimes it's too long, which makes it cumbersome. If you're mostly opening boxes and mail and stuff like that, something closer to a 2.5 inch blade might be more the ticket. I find that it makes it easier to make precise cuts.

u/huckstah · 5 pointsr/vagabond

Funny your name is Saber, because Sabre is definitely the one I rely on.

The best is the Sabre Red Police-Grade Pepper Gel. It comes out in a wide spray of gel like substance, which is awesome because the first thing people do when they get hit in the face is to try to smear it off their face with both hands. But, the more you smear the gel, the worse it gets. It completely incapacitates them for better than typical spray.

It's only 13 dollars, I highly recommend it for any traveler.

u/Synaesthesiaaa · 5 pointsr/bicycling

This is what I use. I looped the belt strap through one of the straps on my seat pack so I can reach down and grab it quickly.

u/CoffeeNut98 · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

REPORT THIS GUY! As a 19 year old man I can say "Abdul" is a damn creeper, and NOTHING he did could be considered normal or good in the slightest.

Next time someone makes you feel uncomfortable like that, ask them to leave IMMEDIATELY. The safety of you and your wife is not worth a few bucks, people over paper ya know.

Also as other people have said you might want to invest in better security. It's a trust but verify sorta situation, you'd like to think all of your guest are going to be super cool French, hitchhiker, philanthropists, but lets face it, some are going to be like Abdul. You need to prepare yourself for them.

1). Don't ever give them keys, do not give any random asshat with an AirBnB account permanent access to you home. Use something like the reset able combination locks others have suggested.

Also reinforce the hinges and strike plate, it's the most common way exterior doors fail against a home invader. A window reinforcement film is also super useful, it helps prevent windows from shattering when hit with bricks and the like.

2). Get a security system, a fucking loud one. Motion controlled flood lights, sirens, all that shit; messed up fuckers don't like having the whole neighborhoods attention focused on them. Something like this, doesn't require a contract and seems pretty good (Am not endorsing, just found it via Google).

3). If you like dogs, get one. You'll have an amazing furry friend and certain breeds can be intimidating, yet lovable, security puppers

4). Learn how to say no, it's a valuable skill that can be a literal life saver. Maybe go on a ride along with your local PD, see how they deal with belligerent drunks and the like. or you could ask the advice of someone you know is good at resolving this sort of stuff. These aren't the only ideas of course, find what works best for you.

5). A shotgun can be your best friend if perverts decide to take things to the next level. Invest in something like this, a security length barrel, and some self defense ammo (or anything that says "20 gauge, Buckshot, Low recoil, Home Defense," etc. on it).

Also learn how to use it and store it safely, Google around to find local ranges that host intro to shooting/intro to shotgun type classes. You don't have to be Rambo, but getting the basics down pat can turn you into a competent shot-gunner.

Plus trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc. are super fun!

(Tasers, stun guns, collapsible baton and pepper spray are also good alternatives if you don't want to use lethal force)

Hopefully this give you some idea of how to protect you and yours, stay safe!

u/bigpolar70 · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

Bear spray usually has a lower OC content than allowed in regular pepper spray - 1-2% for bear spray vs. 10% for humans.

Human Spray - 10% OC

Bear Spray - 2% OC

The only advantage of bear spray is that is is designed to shoot farther. If you want to use pepper spray get some designed for humans.

u/TheProdigalSean · 5 pointsr/MrRobot
u/hobotrainrobber_ · 5 pointsr/solotravel

I bought this backpack to travel with and it is amazing! Also much cheaper than either option you put up and they are super durable! I highly recommend them. Plus in Europe they don't have a strong military connotation.

u/tgsa · 5 pointsr/CCW

Have you thought about carrying mace? Someone takes a swing at me I'm dousing them with it. Causes much more pain than my fist.

Fox Labs 1.5 Ounce 2% OC 5.3-mm Flip Top Stream Pepper Spray

u/Wish_Whisperer · 5 pointsr/flashlight

I'm been trying to win a flashlight for a couple of years now.

Hopefully, this is my lucky day.

u/Carfiter · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

As a man, allow me to translate what you see into how we see it.

By dating him, you've shown interest. He has every reason to think you're into him. By being busy and making excuses not to see him, you've shown that it's not that you're not interested (since you would've just said that - you've been dating long enough to know he's not psycho) [again, this is his perspective, not an objective truth] your life is just hectic right now. Solution? Make plans far in advance so you can plan around that [admittedly, he should get the hint when that doesn't work, but if he's even just a bit clueless, he won't].

So as we can see, you've got a slightly clueless guy that is going to feel a bit strung along (don't feel guilty - this happens). Here's how you break up with him. Call him up and say, "I think you're really sweet, but I don't think we can take this relationship any further." Now, I don't want to make it like you SHOULD be sorry, but if you WANT to, you can add a "I'm sorry if you felt I strung you along." to ensure he doesn't try to harm you, if you're genuinely concerned about that. Overall, though, you need to chill. Most people aren't violent so unless he's given you a reason to fear him, you gotta live your life, friend.

If you're REALLY worried someone will attack you, carry a stun gun. I use this one: Decommissioned a road rager when he felt that I cut him off and wouldn't let me walk away. (he's fine, it's not a powerful stun gun)

u/Taylor_says · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I think it's a rubber prop knife, lol. I got this one, it's inexpensive but has great reviews.

u/JakeHT · 4 pointsr/streetwear

Yo sorry your boy was bustin his ass yesterday and couldnt get around to the comments. Anyway as my man /u/Robert_Skywalker said its the Rush 5.11and i love this thing. Have had it for 2 years now and not a single tear on it anywhere. Its very much worth the hundred dollars I purchased it for because i dont see myself needing another pack for years. Ive hiked miles with this bad boy packed and not even felt it. It has so many pockets and and space to store shit that ill find stuff months later after ive forgtten about them. Overall 10/10 and can highly recommend. If you got any questions lemme know my dudes and dudettes.

u/redavid · 4 pointsr/running

I think you're better suited with a can of pepper spray than a knife.

I have a small can with a hand strap that I like.

I'm not aware of any states that ban it outright, though it's possible some might have limits about strength or size.

u/stuckit · 4 pointsr/Survival

Well I have two knives. One an opinel 8 that I EDC. Then a Condor Nessmuk. A Silky Gomboy Saw and a Hults Bruk Torneo Axe. And an actual multi tool Leatherman Signal. That's my full load out on tools.

u/exador3 · 4 pointsr/childfree
u/Compy222 · 4 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Ambitious Folding Knife - Black G-10 Handle with PlainEdge, Full-Flat Grind, 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade and LinerLock - C148GP

These guys go on sale and can easily be had in the sub-$40 range. Super solid for the money.

u/SirRipo · 4 pointsr/EDC

For the record, I feel the same that the Cryo is too slippery - which is why I'm super glad Kershaw released a G10 version of it last year.

I also agree that the Tenacious is just a bit too big for EDC - and they do make the Persistence, which is a shrunken version of the Tenacious, with a 2.75 inch blade vs the Tenacious' 3-3/8 inch blade. If you wanna go even smaller, the Ambitious has a 2.25" blade. All 3 knives share a similar design (though the Ambitious is small enough that the proportions might look a little weird to some).

A few other knives of note that are standouts in the sub-$50 price range:

  • CRKT Ripple - Ken Onion design with a more-traditional drop point blade, IKBS, 8Cr14MoV. Usually on most people's "Under $50" list.

  • Kershaw Leek - Again, a little slippery and still Speedsafe but a slightly weaker torsion bar so not as forceful. Some people have issues with broken tips since they're a little thin, but this thing was the best under $50 when it came out.

  • Ontario RAT 1 - At $25 this thing is a pretty great package, if not a little big. 3.5" blade, but it's AUS-8 if you don't like the 8Cr China steels (even if they are pretty similar).

  • SOG Flash II - again, a 3.5 inch, AUS-8 blade. Assisted opening, but much less forceful than Speedsafe.

  • The Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K has blown up since it's release and a lot of high speed low drag tactical types love it for EDC use. $25 makes it a pretty appealing choice and rock solid under $30.

  • The Spyderco Delica 4 is just a touch over $50, averaging about $60, but it's also a go-to knife in the $50 for many people. VG-10 steel on this one is a big selling point.

  • On the same hand, the Kershaw Blur is usually available for about $60, and for those looking for a big folder (seriously this thing is large) it's a great choice. Sandvik 14C28N as standard steel, also available with S30V for about $75.

    A few notes here

  • You'll see a lot of sub $50 knives using 8Cr13MoV or 8Cr14MoV. The main difference is a little more Chromium in the 8Cr14MoV, leading to a little more corrosion resistance. A lot of people loved the Skyline, but there were a few issues with minor rust spots on the knives, leading to many companies switching to 8Cr14MoV for some of their knives (most of the budget Kershaws are 8Cr14MoV now).

  • Kershaw has many many options for budget folders under $50, for all kinds of aesthetic tastes. The Chill, Thermite, Link, Oso Sweet, etc. I've owned a handful of Kershaws, and loved all of them, especially for the price.

  • The 8Cr steels (13MoV and 14MoV) are pretty much on par with AUS-8, especially from CRKT, Spyderco, and Kershaw who all do a good job on their heat treats. There's a slight difference in hardness (3 to 4 HRC difference by most counts), but really they're nearly identical for all intents and purposes, mainly sharpening and edge retention. Some people just prefer AUS-8 because they don't like so called "China steel."

    ETA a few more links and some clarification of my still-awake-at-5am rambling.
u/someguyfromcanada · 4 pointsr/offbeat

Or you could just go directly to the Amazon reviews.

u/happyscrappy · 4 pointsr/politics

This was pepper spray. The use of chemical mace is rare now except as tear gas. It's still legal though.

This is the actual product used.

edit: Here's the materials safety data sheet for the product.

It contains no tear gas (CN).

It's pepper spray.

u/madrigal50 · 4 pointsr/EDC

That's a lot of stuff to carry in your wallet all the time. If your goal was to slim down the wallet, you're going to have to slim down the load. For example, find a pick gauge you feel comfortable using for both guitar and bass, scales can be pulled up online in seconds right from your smartphone, coupons tend to end up expired in the wallet before you remember to use them, ditch the coupons. Why not a pocket knife instead of one in your wallet? Honestly, you sound more like you could use and edc pack of some sort rather than a wallet.

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer might be more along the lines of what you need.

u/pazin · 4 pointsr/EDC

Pasted from my site:

Everyday Carry

My smallest set of gear that I always carry in my pockets consists of a knife, keychain, wallet and phone.

u/HighSpeedChase762 · 4 pointsr/ar15
u/jjfantastic · 4 pointsr/Portland

Arm yourself. That is almost certainly not the only potential dog problem in your neighborhood. Get a stun gun. The sound alone will send a dog flying off. If not, jam it in his mouth. Get two, one for his ribs too.

One dog on my walk liked to charge across his yard and lunge up at the top of his 3 foot fence barking and snapping right at my face, until I lit up the zapper about a foot from HIS face. Yowled and turned tail. Not a peep in the months since.

Another neighbor's dog got loose and kept coming into my yard, I yelled at it and it would head back toward its place, but circle on me as soon as I turned my back (I know that wolf behavior shit.) So grabbed the stun gun and walked out about 20 feet from it and lit up the zapper, same as the other dog- total shock and awe, tail between the legs and gone home at full speed.

Weapon of choice, its a flashlight too:

Looks interesting:

*EDIT: Full Disclosure, I am a cat, and I will eat your fucking dog.

u/preatorian99 · 4 pointsr/SeattleWA

We have a few depending on how we’re gonna transport them. They are close quarters but they are the last resort. When it gets really scary is when there is nowhere to run. We live in Belltown and you could be cornered pretty quickly against a building. The taser is loud AF and a friend who is a cop says 5 seconds will knock you straight to the ground in convulsions. I told my wife, if you gotta use it them no mercy for you shall receive none....

Here’s one

Here’s another one

u/EWSTW · 4 pointsr/PublicFreakout

I'd take a Tazer, one of the ones that you have to hold against skin. The sound alone scares the fuck outta every dog I've ever met. I take one to the dog part to break up dog fights.

u/adrian87camaro · 3 pointsr/running

I have a small pepper spray that I take with me. Had to use it yesterday morning as this chihuahua mix had already made several passes at me. Stopped him real quick. I've used it on another occasion on two pitbulls (great breed, but these had asshole owners). A three second spray also sent them home packing. I use this pepper spray.

u/GlockR15 · 3 pointsr/EDC

From L-R, T-B


u/AlGeee · 3 pointsr/knives

One more time:

Knives are not good for self-defense

Get pepper spray

Or a gun

Pepper spray is cheap:

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more)

I know I knife might seem like a good idea for self-defense, but is just not…

For one thing, there's a good chance that the attacker will take the knife and hurt you with it.

"The loser of a knife fight dies at the scene… The winner of a knife fight dies in the ambulance…"

So, carrying a knife for self-defense can be worse than carrying nothing at all.

Please get pepper spray.

Learn some practical martial arts.

u/cartoon_gun · 3 pointsr/boston
u/Z4KJ0N3S · 3 pointsr/internetparents

Pepper spray is $7 on Amazon, if that makes you feel safer. :)

u/f1del1us · 3 pointsr/knives

Nah get one of these instead. Just as cheap and guaranteed to last a lot longer.

u/nreyes238 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight: Nitecore TIP

Knife: Byrd Cara Cara

Pen: Pilot Kakuno

Wallet: Saddleback Leather Sleeve Wallet

Caribiner: Metolius Mini

Total: 98.33

More realistically, I would DIY the wallet with a $10 piece of tooling leather, and get a better knife like a Spyderco Efficient. This would put me a couple dollars over, so swap the pen for a Zebra F701. Total:$100.42

Hard mode:

Flashlight: Nitecore Tube

Knife: Opinel #6

Pen: Pilot Kakuno (same as linked above)

Wallet: DIY Sleeve (as discussed above)

Caribiner: Metolius (same as linked above)

Total: $49.14

u/rsynv5 · 3 pointsr/wildwhittlers

A Morakniv Classic is a pretty great choice. Comfortable grip, well made, cheap. You just have to be aware that it is carbon steel, so it will rust if you leave it wet, and the sheath it comes in is kinda crappy. If you don't mind those two things, a mora would be great for you. If you'd rather a folding knife, the other one I can recommend is an Opinel. While that particular knife is carbon steel, you can get the Opinel in stainless as well, and it has pretty much all the same advantages of a Mora.

All that being said, so long as your Swiss Army knife is sharp, and you start on an easy bit of wood, soft, no knots, straight grain, you probably don't need a new knife.

u/pelicularities · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'd try to build this EDC with the assumption that I could keep it for years (if not indefinitely):

Wallet: allett Ultra Slim Sport Wallet - $15

Knife: Opinel No. 6 Carbon - $12

Multitool: Leatherman Style PS - $25

Light: Olight i3s - $15

Pen: Zebra Sarasa Clip - $3

Watch: Timex Weekender - a variant under $30

I EDC a Style PS right now, and have EDCed the Olight i3s and Zebra Sarasa Clip in the past. I own (but have never EDCed) an Opinel No. 8 stainless, and it's excellent, but I wish it were smaller and could sharpen up even more, so No. 6 carbon it is. I've handled allett wallets in stores and trust their usability and quality. The Timex Weekender is the only one on this list that I haven't had direct experience with, but it's the cheapest watch I could find that I'd feel I could keep for a long time.

I would consider any tailstanding AAA light under $15 with a reasonable high and low. I went with the Olight i3s because I've used it, but I'd also take the Lumintop Worm or Thrunite Ti3 if I could get it under $15.

u/MilkChugg · 3 pointsr/SeattleWA

Get it if you feel that your life is worth protecting. You don't need to be paranoid, but it's always good to be prepared. If you're in a situation where you feel that your safety or your life is in danger, use it - it is effective. If that time comes, and I hope it doesn't, you are solely responsible for the outcome of that situation and I'm assuming you want it to work out in your favor. The police won't be there to protect you and people on the street will likely not intervene.

This is the one that I bought for myself and my wife. I'd also recommend getting the practice spray to try it out a few times and feel confident using it.

And disregard the people talking about how safe Seattle is and mocking others for being prepared. Your safety and your preparedness is more important than what they think.

u/psykostick · 3 pointsr/EDC

If bigger is better i would probably have to recommend the 5.11 RUSH 72. If your looking for a day pack or something to carry your crap to work then either the RUSH 12 or 24 would also work. While on the quest for the "Right bag for me" picked up the RUSH line of bags and fell in love with the 72, but it was just too massive to carry with me everyday to and from work and around town. I moved to the 12 which was too small as i carry a 15" macbook pro and tools for work, which led me to the 24 which has so far been the perfect size with some space to spare.

5.11 RUSH 72

5.11 RUSH 24

But the 72 is fantastic for backpacking or using as a B.O.B.

i'm a big 5.11 Fan, but i have been eyeballing the TAD Fast Pack EDC, But i need my RUSH 24 to fail miserably before I get one.

u/eventhough · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I bought my girlfriend pepper spray from Big 5. This model:

Yes, it's pink. She carries it in her hand whenever she is in a scary area of the city (SF). Thankfully she has never had to use it. Before I bought it I watched some YouTube videos to make sure it actually works. Apparently military and police training programs use it for "OC Training". Check it out:

Pepper spray is scary stuff. It works.

u/purebishop · 3 pointsr/EDC

Looks like one of these: Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer

u/sekthree · 3 pointsr/Multicopter


and on that note i keep my tools (for the most part) also in a small bag inside my larger bag.. bags inside of bags, that's all it ever is. like those nesting doll toys. hell, I DON'T EVEN FLY!! I JUST CARRY BAGS AROUND! What am i even doing on this sub!

i use this bag/pouch.. i even store my lipos inside a small toiletry pouch.

u/Sasasquatch · 3 pointsr/EDC

Would the Madpedition Pocket Organzier work? You can use Blackhawk speed strips to attach the organizer to your bag.

u/llmmd · 3 pointsr/C25K

If I ever run at night, I carry pepper spray. Even if I never have to use it, it makes me feel safer. The one I have has a strap so it just sits in the palm of your hand.

u/fuck_im_dead · 3 pointsr/Portland That sabre? I have the one with dye in it as well, hopefully I don't need to use it but I do love the hand strap for when I go running along the swc at dusk.

u/zaphriel · 3 pointsr/creepyPMs

Hi. I agree with all the other posts about looking into monitoring for evidence to stop the stalker using the police.

The only thing I'd add is that everyone seems to have overlooked your personal safety here. Hopefully one of these will be near you.

And I'd also look into to carrying something for your personal safety. Something like this would give you a good bang for your buck.

I don't mean to scare you, but as stated before, you really can't predict crazy and being prepared is better than being sorry.

Best of luck.

u/jamin101wolf · 3 pointsr/EDC

A RAT, a Tenacious, an Opinel, or a Cryo are the usual choices. What's wrong with 8cr13mov steel? It's not the best but for sub $30, it'll get the job done.

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well heres a list of some from amazon.

u/PhenomenalDouche · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Quick suggestions:

CRKT SS Eros ($37 on amazon, neat flipper, light, but tiny)

Spyderco Dragonfly 2 ($48 on amazon, the popular "little big knife" option, comes in other flavors, I prefer the Cat though)

Spyderco Cat ($41 on amazon, often my choice for Chicago or Boston carry, at least when I'm not carrying a Tuff Lite)

. . . and one more that's far superior to the other three in utility, but that is perhaps less easy on the eyes:

Cold Steel Tuff Lite ($29 on amazon)

u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC

Check out the Spyderco Dragonfly 2 as a less-bulky, aesthetically-pleasing knife.

u/Fbolanos · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

$85? You must be looking at a ZDP version. Regular VG-10 version is more like $45

Spyderco Dragonfly2 Lightweight Black FRN PlainEdge Knife

u/skipsmagee · 3 pointsr/knives

Seconded. I just retired my M16 combo tanto because the handle is uncomfortable, boxy, and thick; and the blade angles are weird and very hard to sharpen well. For $35, I recommend the Kershaw Skyline (the same length as the M16, here it is in orange) or Scallion. I haven't had a Tenacious, and it seems large for my tastes, but for Spyderco a Dragonfly ($45) is next on my list.

u/hXc90sKid · 3 pointsr/knives

You might try the Spyderco Dragonfly 2. 2.25" blade, great with a zip-tie mod for even easier opening, wonderful cutting power for such a small, compact blade.

Edit: I know you're not a fan of Spydercos, however the blade shape here really gives you maximum torque and control for how incredibly short of a blade you're restricted to.

u/Oldms · 3 pointsr/knives

Cheap carbon steel knives I've had my hands on are Glock Field Knife, the Cold Steel GI Tanto, and the Cold Steel Bushman.

The GI Tanto is very heavy and effectively indestructible. My brother in-law describes it as an orc knife. Easy to make a spear out of but not as easy as the bushman. Can be bent 90 degrees laterally and spring back.

The Glock is also indestructable and while not as heavy as the tanto it isnt light either. Very thick spine. Comes with or without a root saw.

The bushman is much lighter and thinner than the other two. Turns into a spear really easily. Can also be bent 90 degrees laterally.

Not saying any of these are the best there is but I have used them all and I couldn't see any of them ever breaking outside of extreme abuse. They're also a fraction of your budget so that's always nice. Don't expect them to be pretty. They're purely utilitarian.

u/thewrongkyle · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

The Cold Steel GI tanto is pretty great, and for $20 you can't complain, my friend abuses his like crazy, and it holds up great

u/rule9 · 3 pointsr/knives

Given the job and the terrain I'm imagining this is more of a general-abuse knife (ie, "sharpened pry-bar") than a dedicated cutter. Accordingly, I'd try not to spend a fortune on it.

Though they're not serrated I'd be inclined to get a couple of these (~$26 on Amazon) which are designed to be cheap abusable knives for this situation. If there's lots of prying to be done an interesting option would be to get a Breacher Bar, plus a sheath for it (such as this one but currently out of stock), wrap the handle with paracord and pair it with a decent folding knife (such as the RAT 1) for actual cutting.

Other usual suspects:

(NB: with the Ka-bars make sure you get 1095 carbon steel not 440A stainless.)

Or, for something rather smaller maybe an ESEE 3.

Edit: Just remembered the Glock 78 - again it's on the sharpened-pry-bar side of things and sheath and retention are probably better than most of the options above. (It's a proper Glock product and not just some random company that's licensed the name (I'm looking at you, Smith and Wesson) and IIRC is issued in the Austrian forces.) Available in black, olive green, and sand colours. There's also a saw-back version (the Glock 81 IIRC) but I'd recommend against that.

u/KickAssIguana · 3 pointsr/nyc

I carry daily carry a Spyderco Ambitious, and it is perfect because even after a few years of use it is impossible to "flip" open using "centrifugal force" as referred to in NY Penal Law § 265 (5) yet it is very useful as an EDC because of its blade shape. It is only a 2.25 inch blade, but for using it as a tool it is more than adequate, and I would recommend it to anyone carrying in NYC. It cannon be flipped open because of the short blade and the low moment of inertia of the blade, as well as the high quality slip joint mechanism holding the blade in place while closed. You can buy it here:

u/xg220 · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you want a knife, take a look at the Kershaw Leek it's an awesome, medium sized folder, it is a great value for what you get. Amazon puts them on sale for sub $35 sometimes, so keep an eye out for that. It also has some different colored handle scales if you want to personalize it more to your liking.

If you want something a little smaller than the Leek, you could take a look at the Spyderco Ambitious, which is also a high value knife (less so than it's $35 bigger brother the Tenacious).

If you want an even smaller blade, take a look at the Spyderco Ladybug, it sports a 1.94 inch blade, so very inconspicuous and not "scary looking" at all. It'll look even more fun if you get yellow handle scales on it. They also have a purple version.

These are just a few options for you to look at, it really is only the tip of the iceberg. These are low cost, high value for what you get, I'm recommending the lower cost knives specifically because someone who isn't into knives might not value them as much (and thus not willing to pay higher amounts of money) compared to a person who is into knives. A lot of people think "What do I need a knife for?", well buy one, carry it on your person for a month and get back to me, you will see what a useful tool it is after carrying one for a decent amount of time.

u/DemonSanctuary · 3 pointsr/knives

Another option, the Spyderco Ambitious. A lot along same lines, in your price range and offers some good quality for budget. It is not assisted like you like, but once you get the flick down using spyder hole, it is a fun little blade.

u/jxcb345 · 3 pointsr/oakland

Yeah, I would also say to start carrying pepper spray just in case it's needed as a last resort - it's cheap and portable. If you don't have any experience with it, practice using it (NOT into the wind) so you have some muscle memory if you ever have to actually use it. I like this one.

u/relax_its_fine · 3 pointsr/SelfDefense

In his ama Johnny Knoxville said getting sprayed with Sabre red pepper spray was the most painful thing he's ever experienced. I've used it three times (work late nights in a terrible area) and it instantly takes someone out of a fight. It's a lot easier to explain pepper spraying someone to the cops than it is to have to defend why your knuckles are bruised and the other dude is unconscious.

u/_captain-shitacular_ · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

This is a completely valid and understandable reply regarding firearms. Even if it's not a gun, especially if it's not a gun, I still urge you to find a suitable weapon for daily carry.

Sabre pepper gel is reliable, doesn't leak, and because it's a gel as opposed to an aerosolized spray it doesn't atomize in the wind and can't blow back at you. I carry this and a punch dagger (cannot be taken away from you easily because the handle is completely wrapped in your palm).
Stun guns are not generally reliable, but again I recommend Sabre products, they make a stun gun that gets good reviews for reliability and power, and is supposedly effective through up to 3 layers of clothing. Expandable batons and baseball bats also have merits, but I wouldn't recommend either unless your upper body strength is better than average.

The idea is not to attack your ex on sight and it's not to avoid calling the police completely. The idea is to call the police when he shows up and have a last-ditch weapon concealed on your person if his violence escalates to intent to kill (you don't get close to him, but you make damn sure he won't walk away if he gets too close to you).

As I said, guns aren't everyone's cup of tea, and not the best for every situation; however, opting to not have viable self defense options at all is foolish. Please, for your own safety, research some serious self-defense options that will work for your situation. Domestic violence usually escalates over time and I've read too many stories of women that call the cops and try to talk it out every time who are murdered when their abusers finally go off the deep end. Anything is better than nothing, and if you ever have to use it, you're already dead and have nothing to lose.

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

If this is legal in your area it's what police use and suggest if you aren't comfortable with a firearm.

It's a gel so it doesn't have the blowback issues common with sprays.

u/Floccinaucity · 3 pointsr/news

I think someone took those parodies on Amazon a little too seriously.

u/rav3ndust · 3 pointsr/MrRobot

Mil-Tec Military Assault Pack MOLLE Backpack.

I have one that I use to haul my computer/tablet/cables/pi/assorted gadgets in.

I bought mine on Amazon several years ago for around $40. Looks like the price has remained steady!

Here's a link if you want one for yourself.

u/Filthy_Ramhole · 3 pointsr/policeuk

Paramedic Here, and yeah i know its Australian, but im so glad i bought over my Plat-A-Tac Police Duty Bag.

I worked on a solo car and this is brilliant. Clips to the passenger seatbelt so it doesnt fly around when you brake/accellerate.
Huge enough to fit all you need. Approrpiate number of pockets and pouches without being too over-the-top.

Came with a nice little divider for documents ect.

Has lasted me... ohhh... 6+ years now.

Alternately, heaps of medics used these Mil Tec Backpacks as both personal kitbags and as ALS kits, and highly reccomended. Heaps of space for stuff and not too bulky. Plus the nondescript backpack style means you can carry it around without screaming “copper”

u/Szalkow · 3 pointsr/Firearms

The Streamlight TLR-4 fits your bill quite nicely. However, I would advise dropping the laser and getting the TLR-3 instead.

u/dangercdv · 3 pointsr/gundeals
u/gunmedic15 · 3 pointsr/SelfDefense

OK, "mace" really isn't a thing anymore. There is a company called MSI (for Mace Security International) that makes sprays, and makes good ones. All the defense sprays are OC based, what is kown as pepper spray commonly. Some have various tear gas sprays mixed in. You'll see those as OC-CS or OC-CN sprays. Do your research and you'll see what the advantages and disadvantages are. The big, quality brands are MSI, Sabre, Fox, POM, and possibly Kimber. I would start with one of those and see what size you need.

I personally feel that the little canisters where you have to twist a small safety lever like this styleare hard to use under stress. Avoid fine motor skills and get one with a flip top that is easy to use and orients in your hand automatically like this Same company similar size, much easier to use under stress. All the good companies have similar ones. MSI Pom Fox
The Kimber is different, it launches with a blank instead of compressed gas. There's plenty of YouTube videos, on mobile myself but look, easy to find.
There are advantages and disadvantages to the different spray patterns and types. A fog spray is very easy for the target to inhale deeply, and it gets in the eyes and mouth and nose well, but it lacks range and is affected by wind. A narrow liquid stream is longer ranged, but requires more accuracy (fine motor skill under stress) to hit the face, eyes, etc. The gels and foams buck the wind better and the foams get behind glasses and stick, but there have been cases of opponents flicking it back at the victim. What you need depends on where you go, where you figure you're most likely to need it. They're cheap, so maybe plan on getting more than one style to keep in different places. You should also get more than one can so you can train with one of them. You can also find any nuber of YouTube videos about people getting sprayed. Watch a few and notice the limited effects OC has on people. Have a plan in case it fails. If you think someone will react to OC the way Dracula does in the movies when somebody spalshes holy water on him, you're gonna be disapointed.

u/KazarakOfKar · 3 pointsr/ar15

Here you go only surefire light I have. Someone convinced me it was the best. With the tape switch and the end cap it is more than $300.00.

All of my other rifles have this. The Streamlight product also includes the cap for the tape switch and the tape switch itself. The beam is not as focused at distance but considering most people are going to be in an HD situation at 25 yards and under for the price difference it is a fine light.

u/Thenethiel · 3 pointsr/guns

You talking about something like this? I mean really they all seem to be in the same price range and well-reviewed, might just come down to whatever I find a good deal on first.

u/Hsoltow · 3 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2.

625 lumens. It's bright as heck and comes with a pressure plate.

$100 on Amazon. Don't waste your money with other overpriced brands.

u/friendsdontknowme1 · 3 pointsr/ar15

What about this one?

How about this ProTac?


u/artyomivich · 3 pointsr/ar15

Here you go:

Red Dot

Weapon Light

Light Mount

If you're trusting your life to a budget red dot that is the way to go, 50,000 hours of battery life so you never have to turn it off.
I've heard good things about that light as well and own a TLR myself (made by the same company) and its great, that mounting option attaches directly to the front sight post so you don't need a new hand guard, if you do want a quad rail though I recommend this, I have an MI quad rail on my rifle and its rock solid.

u/Taco_lean · 3 pointsr/guns

Smith and wesson sport 2. Drop in an mlok magpul Hand guard and moe foregrip. Then mount a little mlok rail section and drop a pro tac 2l on that rail section and tape the tape switch to your foregrip.

Stock up on a few mags of 62 grain MSR ammo.

u/Highlifetallboy · 2 pointsr/guns
u/pushbutton55 · 2 pointsr/GetMotivated

I usually hangout by myself and I am a big strong guy and I usually always carry my pepper spray, as I do not always know who or what I might encounter, be safe!

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more)

u/Cordingly · 2 pointsr/politics

Maybe a lot of people don't live in constant fear of "criminals" that intend to bodily harm us or our families? And maybe we think a hand gun would be fine in this hypothetical situation?

And if we didn't want to own a gun, I'd spend 7 dollars for this and not worry about my kid shooting themselves as much.

u/689430944 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

get yourself some eye spice

u/calacatia · 2 pointsr/beautytalkph

I buy my pepper sprays from NelsonKRX on Facebook. Meron din sa Hahn Manila and some Ace Hardwares.

EDIT: This is what I have.

u/TheSaltyFlipper · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Not sure if serious or concern trolling. When you attend an event carry pepper spray it's really cheap to buy. With all the criminal illegal aliens running around it is a good idea to have some on hand anyway. Order from Amazon if you must but please if possible buy from a locally owned and operated business instead. Spending money in your own community creates jobs and growth in your own community. MAGA!

u/Jewbaccafication · 2 pointsr/ucf

This works well.

u/Claydawg666 · 2 pointsr/NewOrleans

I would advise getting this one. Very user friendly and reliable. I run frequently and use the clip to tuck it in my shorts that don't have pockets. Never moves.

Go to the middle of bum-fuck nowhere and give it some practice shots just so you know what you are dealing with.

u/BlurryPeople · 2 pointsr/mtgfinance


Now, apparently, I get my choice of some overpriced $300+ pair of headphones, to throw on the pile of regular-ass headphones that I have which do the job just fine, a $150 pocket knife that I probably won't like more than my $14 Opinel (seriously...I can't see what the point of $100+, very losable pocket knife is...what does it sing you a song when you're using it to open your mail?), or...a watch. I guess they sell camping equipment too? Lol?

It just seem like they're trying to move away from a site that offered good deals on a variety of objects to being a site that offers only absurdly expensive versions of objects you probably already have, primarily for hipsters that don't mind spending hundreds of dollars...on a knife, or a pair of headphones. Or something?

I don't get it, personally. They must not be doing well.

u/must_ache · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatheman Style CS has excellent scissors and a very good blade for it's size(1.6in blade). It is basically a step up for the SAK classic. Better scissors, blade, and tweezers. Loose the toothpick and gain a bottle opener. Can be found for around $20. It won't replace an actual knife in most peoples EDC, but for many it could.

If it isn't enought knife then look into a value dedicated knife like an opinel no.6 as well if you want more knife.

u/DisastrousExplorer · 2 pointsr/Ultralight



I am the same, always bring a flask of whiskey. I also always bring a pipe and tobacco, cob pipes are pretty light.

Anyways, here are my suggestions:

  • Your backpack is very heavy. You might be able to find one on the gear exchange or something so you could potentially do that before the trip. You could also get the Osprey Levity which would save you about 2 lbs. The 3F UL Backpack is also a quality, very inexpensive, UL Backpack that would save you some weight.
  • Lose the sleeping layers. You can use your hiking layers to sleep in as long as you keep them dry.
  • Lose the camp shoes.
  • You can get a flask like this and save a few oz.
  • Camelbaks or hydration bladders in general are really inefficient for carrying water as far as weight goes. Consider just bringing another smart water bottle is you feel like you need more storage.
  • You will need a wind screen for the BRS
  • Your tent is on the heavy side. If you aren't ready to splurge on something else, The 3F UL 1 person tent is a great, fairly light, tent for a great price. Also, I have never found a footprint to be needed. You can also get similar tents on amazon if you are on a time crunch but I can't attest to their quality.
  • First aid kit and hygiene kit is very heavy. For the first aid kit you could probably bring less of each thing to get it down to a little over an ounce. You probably don't need deodorant. For hygiene I only bring a toothbrush and little 15ml eye dropper of Dr. Bronner's soap, I brush and wash with it. Maybe consider the weight difference between bringing glasses and the contact solution? I don't wear either so i'm not sure.
  • If you bring the Dr. Bronner's you don't need hand sanitizer.
  • Looks like you have a heavy knife. There are much lighter options. I really like my Opinel No.6, weighs 0.9oz
  • You could save weight by bringing a Picaridin spray pen.
  • I don't know about you but I have found that I can get 5 days on one full charge from my phone if put in airplane mode and only used for photos and minor navigation. If you were confident and didn't absolutely need your phone you could go without the power bank.

    All together these adjustments would save you around 10.4lbs. Hope this helps!


    Good luck and have a great trip!
u/Chiefesoteric · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Here's mine. (I didn't include anything crazy like a Spyderco Manix 2...which I've wanted for years...just stuff that's affordable)

u/chuckfalzone · 2 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

Yeah, $12, quality blade, very light, ingenious locking mechanism that will lock it either open or closed. I probably am going to pick to a no. 8, too, little bit bigger, but the 6 is perfect for my pocket.

u/dnd1980 · 2 pointsr/randomactsofamazon

Ok so $20 total between the two correct? Not $20 each?

For /u/marvelsyrin I say the pepper spray.

/u/MadiAlwaysBe Doesn't have anything that is Prime shipping that is less then $15. She does have an add on item for $4.69. She does have one item for like $8.50 total including shipping but its not prime.

u/EurasianChameleon · 2 pointsr/aznidentity

Skip knife. You bring a knife to a gun fight and you are dead. Only use knife as utility, not defense. Knifes are extremely useful in emergency situations like a car crash cutting seat belts and using the window smasher if it has one. Tons of good knives from China via Aliexpress, Gearbest, Banggood (check r/knives)

Carry an OC Spray. Use that if threat is unarmed and run in defense. I have the Sabre OC spray $10 on Amazon ( Quick Release Keyring ORMD )

The final force multiplier I carry is a the S&W Shield 2.0 9mm, or get the Shield 2.0 380EZ.

I love this guy on YouTube (Active Self Protection)

u/killtheslackers · 2 pointsr/USMC
u/DaveFalcon73 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I have this UK and US and it's not cheap but it's a great gadget backpack lots of pockets for phones, battery chargers etc.

The Xbox One fits in quite snuggly in the main compartment, I tend to put some foam at the bottom as the bottom isn't that padded and you can fit the power brick and a controller in the front zip pocket. There isn't much room to fit the Kinect also.

I also don't travel on a plane I just use it to transport between home/work/friends but I find it's much better than most rucksacks as it's well padded. I also use one for regular use with my 17" laptop (I have two Rush 24 bags) and really find they are the best for weather proofing, padding and the amount of pockets they have, plus they are super comfortable on the back/shoulders with the padded straps.

I know some say Pelican cases and they are probably more padded, being foam inserts cut out in a metal case, but will be a pain to lug around in my opinion. If you'r flying I would always make sure you take it has carry on to avoid too much bumping around of the Xbox.

u/_BlNG_ · 2 pointsr/whatsinthebag

Its pretty average, i have one so i will share my opinion on it.

The pro of this bag.

This bag is lightweight and the material itself can repel water without the rain cover so i suspect using it on light rain is fine but for heavier rain the cover will be useful.

The belt strap is removable (which i did) and it is comfortable for everyday use.

The bag also have a pocket for a laptop or watter bladder.

The bag have a pocket at the front which have decent organization for your pen and other stuff and it can fit various stuff in it.

Lastly the front vertical zip can fit a lot of stuff as well. But it wont fit large items because of the vertical zip have an awkward opening.

The carry handle is comfortable for carrying the bag.

The bag have decent amount of organization and everyday use.

The bag is solid and uses strong quality materials. Also the back panel really helps with ventilation so you dont sweat buckets while using it

Now here are the cons.

If you fill the main pocket or the vertical main pocket too much, it will render either pocket useless as it will fill the other pocket.

The laptop pocket is very small in my opinion and its tight fit caused some minor frustration when pulling the laptop out. Also if you dont use a laptop, it means that this pocket is a waste of space.

Another problem is that for a bag this size, it only fits approximately a small amount of stuff. The website stated that its a 16L backpack. Which in my personal opinion, its rather smallish.

The bag will not stand upright. This is one of the more frustrating thing for me since the bag cannot stand on itself but its rubber bottom helps it stand against a wall.

And finally, This bag may state that its" covert" or "blend in the urban enviroment" and stuff but in my opinion, this backpack doesmay the exact opposite. It may attract some attention due to its unusual design.

TL; DR: The fail safe pack is a great bag for carrying your everyday essentials such as your laptop and tools but for travelling or hiking or anything that requires filling every bit of space the bag have is not what the fail safe pack can do.

I generally dont recommend this backpack since you can get away with better backpacks for that money.

If you want a backpack with decent organization and carry to work, i suggest checking out the COVRT18 by 5.11 or the popular 5.11 RUSH however the 5.11 rush is not exactly an office backpack but its organization and material is great.

u/hello-everything · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hmmm, under 10?

u/matches05 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


  1. This is my item because I want to feel safe walking to/from work!

  2. Something interesting I've done recently is that I got to use a very fancy surgery robot and I felt very cool!

  3. Rød grød med fløde (you're Danish, yeah?) :)

  4. Alright! Keep on smiling!!!!! What is your internship about??
u/Vinnyb1322 · 2 pointsr/starterpacks

So, weirdly, these popped up in my Amazon recommended. I am happy to report we're both right. There is a version that supports breast cancer, and a version that doesn't. Lol

u/mzeld · 2 pointsr/Egypt

This is the one I have SABRE RED Pink Pepper Spray Keychain for Women with Quick Release - Maximum Police Strength Pepper Spray, Finger Grip for Aim & Accuracy, 10-Foot (3M) Range, 25 Bursts - Helps Fight Breast Cancer

u/sundowntg · 2 pointsr/UCSantaBarbara
u/morosesarered · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

it would either be this (as a female planning to live in NYC this summer, I need this shit), my climbing gear [1] ( 2 3, or my old spice body spray.

u/MintChapstick · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

They have this $10 one I've seen at Office Depot before. I'm sure Walmart has it too.
Here's the reviews for it on Amazon.

u/kayceelee · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I used to carry this around but agree with /u/Valkes about it being impractical. You never know how you're going to react scared in a situation (hands shaking, freezing up) or if you can/have time to react. The one time I thought I might need to use my pepper spray on someone, I'm glad I didn't because it felt like it took hella long to dig out of my purse and open/have ready.

Probably not a huge concern to some people, but pepper spray/mace is also illegal to carry around in some places.

I recently (because someone got attacked walking the same route I walk home alone from work most nights) switched over to this. It hangs off of the strap of my purse and all I'd have to do is yank it off the key chain for a loud alarm to sound. Personally, I feel better having that on hand than pepper spray I might not even be able to use or could get hurt using.

u/sukithefox · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

My husband maintains that karate is very effective. There are various styles. Researching them for yourself would be most beneficial. I studied Tae Kwon Do and some shotokan, which is good for my body type because I have horrid upper body tone, though i have tried bulking up before, BUT I also have very strong legs. TKD is a lot of kicks, though some is for show. I think the main thing I liked about my husband's school was that they taught what to do when you lose the upper hand and have to grapple, as well as what to do when you have your feet under you. I can't for the life of me remember the style he learned, but the school was Hsin Lu Dao... I'm fairly certain it was shotokan and go ju. He says the grappling was more jiu jitsu... multiple schools tend to cover multiple bases. It isn't exactly comfortable at first, but it does eventually become ingrained as reflexes. Husband says shotokan schools are becoming more and more tournament centered, so it's probably worth shopping around for an academy.

The keychains I picked up at an armory the last time my dad went in for ammo. Mine is black, but it looks like this one

It fits decently in your hand. And it burns like a bitch, because I have had some on my hands and rubbed my face on accident before. I wouldn't recommend that particular experience. The main thing is to make sure that you don't put your finger over the spray when you push. Haven't used, have practiced. I don't think it'd be good for more than a couple of bursts, though the packaging says something like 20.

u/samsterk911 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

All of me, loves all of you

/u/Janiichan you're cool people! hope tomorrow works out better for you ! :D

u/mroystacatz · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Maxpedition FR1, Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer, Maxpedition EDC pocket organizer. All of these organizers are really good quality, and will last you a very long time, also they look cool.

u/Shinob1 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Try one of these pouches.
Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer (Black)

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/Fozzie5 · 2 pointsr/FTMMen
u/TheBarbarion · 2 pointsr/running

SABRE RED Pepper Gel Spray - Police Strength - Runner with Adjustable Hand Strap (Max Protection - 35 bursts, up to 5x's More)

u/VideUltra · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

Bad idea. You won't hit him hard enough to take him out of the action, just enough to get him angry. Good way to get yourself killed by a wacko. Get pepper spray, the gel kind so it won't blow back at you, and a gun.


u/missionfbi · 2 pointsr/creepyencounters

I am glad you are okay. Pepper spray helps me feel safer.

u/GreenSkyFish · 2 pointsr/ForeverAlone

Normally id give you a long thought out reply but im really tired right now. Step 1, buy this:

now youre young so you may stil care about gender roles and feel "why would i need to crary papper spray"

The truth is, young kids are dumb. You already know your bullies run in groups. You fought them off once, but what if they catch you by surprise, what if they have weapons, they can really do some damage to you.

No matter what, if you have papper srpay tyou carry with you, it will really amlplefiy your self defense abilities. Its just a good precatuion to have. I would also honestly maybe consiedr tlking to the police officer about your hraassment from these guys. Tell thehead of the church or the main pastor just so he is AWARE of the history between you and these kids so later when something goes wrong, tehy cant try to blame it on you

u/TheOnlyCaveat · 2 pointsr/running

I have this pepper spray I carry if I'm worried I'll be somewhere with loose dogs or sketchy people. I've never had to use it, but it's super light and straps onto your hand so you really don't notice it much.

u/Belo42 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I've found myself in this exact same predicament. You have to be aware of the situation you're in and how vulnerable you are when you're out by yourself. I use to run, at night, alone, in an area where a women was abducted some years prior. Trust me I kept my music low, my eyes open, and mace in hand. The risk is there but that's no reason to live your life in fear. Bad things happen all the time, weather we're ready for them or not.

I would recommend a self defense class, some spray, and reevaluating your options.

u/WarlizardGamingForum · 2 pointsr/running
u/Imellocello · 2 pointsr/knives

This is all you need. You could buy 3 with your gift card. Seriously, not all knives have to have military color schemes.

u/emmber · 2 pointsr/knives

Opinel makes good knives for hella cheap. I love 'em and think they're classy.

u/dunneetiger · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you want just a knife, I think you can go for a classic knife like a Buck model 110 (Link) or an Opinel (number 8 - Link) are safe bets.

Edit: Added links

u/Wookie_rage · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

There's the Shilin Cutter

Chambriard makes some cool ones

The classic Opinel or douk douk

[The Okapi knife](


Sgian Dubhs

The Navaja

The German Mercator

Canadian Grohmann


Swiss army knife


Also, here is a good website to find similar knives:

u/toxiclimeade · 2 pointsr/knives

If he had been carrying a Swiss Army knife that's probably the style he prefers, Opinel makes single bladed knives that open in the same way his old SAK did, and leatherman makes amazing multitools, I would recommend checking all these brands out.

Opinel knives are usually extremely cheap and run about 20$/£, their most popular knife is the No. 8 for about 12$/£, it comes in other colors and wood types as well. No. 8 is a bigger model and it might be a little bulky for someone use to a SAK, the small the number in the name ex. No. 7, No.6, get smaller as their number designation does. I have the No. 8 Trekking knife in slate and its a pretty great knife for its price (18$/£).

If he likes Swill Army Knives, there are quite a few more options to look at, they can get a little pricey for their size at times, I own the Tinker, this was my first knife and I have found that looking at the tools on these knives would behoove you. I do not need an awl in the knife I carry every day for instance. There are many many options to chose from, and through a little sifting you may find one that you feel suits him best. Victorinox (the brand that makes swiss army knives) also makes knives that are a little closer to the opinels I mentioned earlier, a few of their models (like this one) are simply one or two blades. I would look into local laws however, I know some places do not allow blades that can be opened with one hand like the one I linked you to.

Leatherman makes wonderful multitools and a few pocket knives. Nearly everything they make have blades that lock as a safety feature, although very few can be flicked open, so I would check the specifics of this law, I doubt a multi-tool is illegal. This is the Micra, it appears to be a smaller version of a leatherman I own that I cannot find on their site. This one has a blade that opens in a way that is legal for sure, its blade does not lock either. If you find that some locking blades are allowed, the Skeletool is a favorite of mine, it may look a little outlandish but it has always had the best combination of essential tools out of any of my multi-tools, and it is one of my favorites. The Style is a smaller version with slightly different tools ( I don't think it has screwdrivers), but it's blade does not lock. The skeletool is about 70$/£ I think, and their smaller tools like the micra and style are under 30$/£, this brand has quite a bit more I didn't touch on, if you think he would like something like this I would check out site, I hope you find something that works, I know I'm always thrilled when my girlfriend gets me a new knife.

u/unexpected_drums · 2 pointsr/tifu

Considering he kept mentioning self-defense even when you said that's not your intention...sounds like they were just messing with you (why, idk).

You probably already found a pocketknife replacement, but I had the same idea as you and found the Opinel no. 8. It's cheap, sharp, and doesn't look too threatening. If anything it's just a picnic knife but it can cut through boxes & zip-ties just fine.

u/ALeapAtTheWheel · 2 pointsr/knives

This answer assumes 1) you want a few knives to cover different uses and 2) you can dig in the couch cushions for $3.53 or you can wait for Amazon's prices to fluctuate just a little bit. The price on the Kershaw jumped $3 just while I am typing this up...

EDC: Kershaw Blur, $54.17. I'm a little goofy, and I like the serrated tanto even though it looks like ass. I assume for most people, they'd prefer the straight blade. I've had one for a few years, and it works great. Just the right size, comfortable grippy handle, and I love the opening mechanism.

Camping knife: Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, $36.41. The QA on fit and finish is apparently an issue with this company, but I didn't notice any problem on mine. It's not going to win a beauty competition, but its a hard worker. One of the comments on Amazon says it's the AK-47 of the knife world. I'm inclined to agree.

Inconspicuous Folder: Opinel #8, $12.95. I don't actually own one of these, so caveat emptor, but they come highly recommended by the hive mind. It's a classy looking folder that you could carry around in your suit's jacket pocket or your briefcase.

u/Flaxmoore · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Under $50? Oy, so many choices.

Opinel knives. Any of them. Sharp as hell, thin blades, cheap enough that if you break one, you don't care.

Nemosine Singularity $20, but a simple and nearly bulletproof fountain pen. Makes my life much easier and my hands hurt much less after a long day writing.

Old Hickory kitchen knives. They're carbon steel and will rust if you don't clean and dry them after each use, but the thin blades and good geometry made a $12 butcher my favorite knife in the block. Mine took some work with a file to get the point sharp, but for $10 it was worth it.

Estwing tools. My hammer has kept grinning through 15 years of work, and still is in excellent shape. One reviewer complains of a ringing noise- never heard it.

u/Everinyourfavor · 2 pointsr/EDC

Posted this in another thread:

You could also check out the Tenacious or Opinel

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 2 pointsr/knives

As /u/TheUseOfWords said, it's a cool looking shape but uses 420 stainless steel (shitty, in other words). If you want it to look at or are willing to constantly be sharpening it, go for it, but I'd otherwise get an Opinel which looks similar (if not as pretty) and is a lot more utilitarian- though you'd have to take care of the steel a bit to prevent it from rusting.

u/Virisenox_ · 2 pointsr/flashlight

The XT11GT would be much more reasonable for EDC. It has a 35mm bezel, whereas the XT12GT has a 45mm bezel. This means that, though the 11 is brighter, the 12 throws twice as far. It would be great for looking across a big field, but it would only light up a small area if you used it for up close work.

When I say the 11 would be "more reasonable for EDC", I only mean more reasonable than the 12. They're both a bit big for my tastes. Do what you want though.

And if you get caught in a situation where you feel threatened, I would just run away rather than trying to use a flashlight to defend yourself. If you really live in a dangerous area, get a pepper blaster or something. The only thing a flashlight can do for you is help you be more aware of your surroundings.

u/JesusOnTheDashboard · 2 pointsr/baltimore

Yeah, but don't mess with the silly canisters, get one of these That plus one of these is on me whenever I'm out at night.

u/Socialyawsomepenguin · 2 pointsr/Portland
u/OoogaOoogaYoink · 2 pointsr/knives

I'll give you some options here instead of just one choice.

This CRKT is a wonderful tool.

If you'd like another Spyderco you can't go wrong with a Dragonfly or a Centofante III.

If you've never got a Kershaw they're killer knives for the price. The Leek is a great introduction.

Or, you could buy 2 knives with your fifty. Ontario's RAT I and RAT II are some sweet knives.

Depending on your taste. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these knives.

u/Crack_addict · 2 pointsr/knives
u/optional_downvote · 2 pointsr/knives

If you like kershaw you can get a blur with S30v steel for around 65$ on amazon if you still want a kershaw. I've never been too impresed with them since I find their build quality to be lacking. They seem to have an excessive amount of blade play and use average quality steels in most of their knives. The a premium steel that can hold a razor sharp working edge. The spyderco delica/endura line is also a great knife. They have full flat ground blades that come razor sharp from the factory with absolutlely no blade play. I personally carry a green delica as one of my edc knives. The dragonfly is also great if you want a knife that dissapears on your person. it is a featherweight knife, that cuts and handles like a much larger knife.

If you are looking for a knife that can take an absolutely harsh beating, I would have to reccomend an Ontario RAT 1 or 2 depending on you size preference. They are a bit heavy in hand compared to other knives it size, but perform just as good as any of my spydercos. It is also on the cheaper side at around 25$.

The benchmades are also a good choice, but I would also reccomend the benchmade mini-presidio.

Anyways, I thought I might as well just post some links to them:

S30v Kershaw Blur

Benchmade Mini Presidio

[Benchmade Griptillian] (

Benchmade Mini Griptillian (I prefer thumb hole openers, but both griptillians also are offered with combo edges and thumb studs.)

Spyderco Dragonfly

Spyderco Delica

Spyderco Endura

Ontario RAT 1

Ontario RAT 2

u/RandyGraves · 2 pointsr/knives

I would second the Delica recommendation. Amazon has a Delica 4 ffg in Purple that would do nicely. The Dragonfly 2 in a very dark green frn and a yellow H1 salt frn would be great as well. Great gift idea man!

u/BunnyKnuckles · 2 pointsr/knives

At the top end of your budget there's the Spyderco Dragonfly and it fits all of your crieria.

You could also go with something a little more classic, like the Buck 501 or Uncle Henry. Though they both use 400 series stainless.

You might also like the Kershaw Black Gultch.

There's the Buck Nobleman that I've heard decent things about (440A).

And lastly, I don't consider it a party without a Boker.

u/vnips · 2 pointsr/EDC

CZ 75 Compact



Nexus 5

Streamlight Flashlight


Spyderco Dragonfly2

RayBan RB 4075 Sunglasses


u/Banhoff23 · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I use a cold steel gi tonto. I have literally beaten it with an axe to split wood and it takes the punishment like a champion. Not too expensive if it breaks and with a seven inch blade it can do almost anything

Edit: added amazon link

u/einstein2001 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I only collect Spyderco knives so I'm a bit biased, but in that price range I would recommend one from their budget line. Either the Tenacious $42, Persistence $38, or Ambitious $29, listed from largest to smallest. Also check out the sidebar at /r/knifeclub for more suggestions.

u/lightinthedark · 2 pointsr/EDC

Spyderco Tenacious family are all in the $25-35 range if you want a real Spyderco.

Tenacious 3 3/8" blade

Persistence 2 3/4" blade

Ambitious 2 1/4" blade

u/wparsons · 2 pointsr/knives

In that price range, from lowest to highest price, I found these in a quick search on Amazon:

  • Spyderco Ambitious - 2.25" blade, $26.20
  • Spyderco Tenacious - 3-3/8" blade, $30.13
  • Spyderco Persistence - 2.75" blade, $31.89
  • Spyderco Resilience - 4.25" blade, $42.87

    All of these use pretty much identical materials, and have identical features and quality. So go with whichever you like best.

    The steel used on these is middle of the road (the same as used in your Tremor), but overall quality is outstanding for the price. All around these will outperform and feel nicer than any Kershaws in the same price class, though I have nothing against Kershaw's better knives.
u/NoRedditAtWork · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I respect your position coming into this and the responses you've given; very level overall and a nice reprieve from the folks that 'really want a karambit' for 'self defense' and 'because it looks cool'.

I'd say you should still take a look at the sidebar for knife choices if you'd be interested in carrying one. While it is an inferior self defense tool in many cases compared to a lot of alternatives (pepper spray + tied laces), it's still a fantastic tool for a bunch of crap that's significantly more likely to happen than you needing it for self defense. I've carried a knife on me daily for over half my life and at this point leaving home without one is like declawing a cat - I just feel like I'm missing something key.

If you're looking for a smaller sized knife there are a good amount of options, but the Kershaw Chill is a great knife overall, even moreso at a $20 price point. If you're ok with spending a bit more, the Kershaw Skyline is another well-loved, low-impact carry. You can also look at Spyderco's Ambitious, or the slightly larger Tenacious. A Tenacious was my first Spyderco knife and I still love the thing. Some other alternatives are the Ontario Rat 1, the smaller Rat 2.

Hopefully this helps - if you have any questions at all, please feel free to respond.

u/IT_MIGHT_BE_DOO_DOO · 2 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Ambitious sounds like it would fit.

Edit: Or maybe a Cold Steel Tuff Lite

u/wandspec79 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub
u/TheAvgTeen · 2 pointsr/knives

I would recommend a Spyderco Tenacious I have one, and it is probably the most sturdy folder I have. If that is a little big, you could always go with the Ambitious for less length. Finally, if you want to go still smaller, a Kershaw Cryo 2 may fit the bill. But I only have personal experience with the Tenacious.

u/shutyercornhole · 2 pointsr/SelfDefense

For the most part this was exactly the outcome you could hope for. You are self aware and continually check your surroundings for exactly this purpose. They identified you as a potential target but then you engaged them, identified them, and chose the wisest path of egress. You did not present the easy target they may have been searching for.

IMHO, groups like this are only a threat as long as they're together. While personal alarms (almost as effective as car alarms), and stun guns hold a purpose neither would be effective in this situation. Pepper spray could strike multiple opponents and buy you the time to Get Outta Dodge. Keep doing what you're doing. Consider adding something like this to your daily carry:

Don't be afraid to challenge, appear mentally unstable, or to engage early if you're threatened. Best of luck.

u/StrangerMind · 2 pointsr/bugout
  • Pepper Spray - You can keep 4 legged and 2 legged animals away. I like the foam versions.
  • Crank/Solar Flashlight/Radio/Phone Charger - Lets you get updates on news and weather and allows you to replace your flashlight (keep the headlamp) with this.
  • Whistle - They really weigh a fraction of an ounce so no reason not to have one for emergencies.
  • Small notepad and pen - Writing down notes (like if the news lists a set of roads that are totally blocked or whatever)
  • Cards - if you think you will get bored.
  • Glow Sticks - Fire may not be your friend in a big city. A few 8-12 hour glow sticks could come in handy.

    It did not sound like you were looking at a true SHTF emergency so I left out things like a flat pry bar or silock key or some of the other larger items you would not need just because of a hurricane or something.
u/stolenbikesdc · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

In addition to a bat, I have a couple containers of pepper gel inconspicuously placed around my house in case of a situation like this.

u/cngut5 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

Buy this one:

I unfortunately had to use it twice - one at an uncollared rottweiler that was running at me and my dog and another on a would-be mugger/whatever at night. They both dropped immediately.

u/ScrewpyNoopers · 2 pointsr/Portland
u/Singletrack_Criminal · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

This one. Gel because it's windy. Apparently it takes 20 seconds to kick in.

u/ViviElnora · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You should consider getting pepper spray and a taser for when you aren't at home, first step is to check if they are legal where you are.

If you decide to get pepper spray, this kind is a gel, so you don't have to worry about where the wind is coming from. As for a taser, this one appealed to me because it is designed to make it difficult for it to be taken from you.

u/Dev_Jaime · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

Depending on your State laws (Such as California) its legal to have better forms of OC Pepper Spray range in capsicum concentration, force distance, etc. Other states require licensing or training or make it illegal for consumers to carry. I'm licensed in the State of California for when I worked as a Security Officer to carry law enforcement grade Pepper spray which is 10% oleoresin capsicum (OC). If your state laws allow it, this is the brand I use that has 10 percent and a higher range (5.5 meters): Sabre Red (gel form) Note: I prefer gel form due to its more idiot proof for me personally. This brand has other forms available.

u/polychromie · 2 pointsr/occupywallstreet

This is the actual page with the reviews.

u/rspix000 · 2 pointsr/occupywallstreet

Yep, check out the comments and user images, Hilarious.

u/Iamaleafinthewind · 2 pointsr/politics

Yerp. You should check out the MK-9 product reviews on Amazon that cropped up after the UC Davis incident.

u/Demiurge_Redux · 2 pointsr/EDC

Check out the Maxpedition bags. I use the Micro.

u/FredDerfman · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you have a lot of extra space, try the micro version. That's what I use.

u/HamLuke · 2 pointsr/EDC

Maxpedition Organizers:

  • Extra Small
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large

    There are tons of videos on YouTube showcasing size and items most people like to put in them. This would be worth looking into. Some other reputable brands I have seen are Vanquest and Condor. Personally, I use the EDC organizer from Maxpedition in my 5.11 Rush 12 backpack. I highly recommend it.
u/GamerPup · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/Nachtraaf · 2 pointsr/DJs

This is what I use:

Really affordable, sturdy. Doesn't look like a DJ bag.

u/Stefo_FPV · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

I bought nearly the same but 36l and it's just the good size, the quality is amazing, I highly recommend it... I have it for a year and no zipper broke... french link :

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Non-mobile: this one

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/anniemg01 · 2 pointsr/Mommit

I got a backpack. It was so much more convenient for me than a bag with one strap. I use this one:

u/secundthrowaway · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

I bought this black MOLLE assault pack in my junior year of undergrad. It's similar to the kind modern infantry/paramilitary use, and just as tough. I've found it to be an excellent bag for a fraction of the price of regular backpacks, and have used it for years without any signs of wear. Here's a few features I like about it:

  • Only around $33
  • Very tough, as previously mentioned
  • Can be expanded as much as 36 L, or compressed down to the size of a school pack. I used this for school, as luggage, and as hiking gear. Pretty versatile
  • 2 large compartments, with a mesh subcompartment and a waterproof enclosure in the rear one
  • lots of miscellanous pockets in the smaller compartments, for pens and other minutiae

    Some people don't care much for the military-ish look, but I don't mind it since the black color subdues that vibe. It also has that modular MOLLE function (adding on other MOLLE gear onto the meshwork) if you need that sort of thing.

u/LochDhu · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

I do!

It was [this one] ( It's been the best piece of training equipment I've bought. I don't use it just for dips, but for Decline Backpack Push-Ups. It's great!

u/kefefs · 2 pointsr/guns

Just to fuck around with, right? Try a TLR-4. There's nothing wrong with a laser on a range toy.

u/Schwa142 · 2 pointsr/ar15

Here's a good Streamlight for around $100... They can go for a little more, and a little less. If you're really set on getting a laser, this may be a good option for you.

u/hossmaki1 · 2 pointsr/SigSauer

I am also looking and have done some research into this. Here is link to a green laser with flashlight that seems to be pretty well recommend. I havent ordered mine yet so this recommendation is only based on some quick searching and minimal reading. Streamlight 69270 TLR-6 Tactical Pistol Mount Flashlight

u/cakan4444 · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Check out the pictures and let me know if you're interested in it, people have put it on their rifles on here, the keys will fit all styles of picatinny rails.

I think a streamlight employee messed up the title but it is a TLR4 with red dot light.

Check out the From the manufacturer section

u/PurduePaul · 2 pointsr/CCW

There's also the TLR-4 which is considerably cheaper than the TLR-2.

I have no experience with the TLR-4 but I do have the TLR-3 (One without the laser) and I really like it a lot. Its lightweight and small but still very bright.

Saying that though, I really love the TLR-1s that my dad has. Its more durable and brighter than the TLR-3. Right now on amazon its on sale and I would buy it over the TLR-4. Its strobe function would be more useful than a laser.

u/freebass · 2 pointsr/houston

I recommend FOX Labs 5.3. It's extremely effective against any vermin you may encounter. It's legal and I carry mine everywhere I go. Make sure you get the stream and not the cone/fogger so you minimize the potential for it to blow back in your face. If you're curious about its effectiveness, look it up on YouTube. Drops em like a rock!

u/nemmy25 · 2 pointsr/milwaukee

Have you tried Amazon or Galls? Anyways, buy a 2 oz spray, stream not foam or mist, and something like this

Fox 5.3 is the hottest spray on the market and is absurdly painful. Anything smaller than 2 oz gives you little to no margin of error, great size to fit into a pocket as well.

Seriously this stuff is evil and will incapacitate anyone. I have been sprayed a few times in training and nothing compares to fox 5.3.

u/l0NG57VTk · 2 pointsr/sandiego

Yes, I know about the law. I usually carry a Fox Labs 1.5 ounce on my person. After witnessing a very violent road rage incident at Friars & Fenton in Mission Valley I now carry the 1lb can in the car. A gun, tazer or a super soaking of Fox Labs is the only thing that might have stopped this crazed lunatic. I'd rather be alive with a misdemeanor and $1000 fine than seriously messed up or dead...

Same thing applies to firearms. Lived in National City during the 1992 LA riots, $hit got real there and I carried my Glock 24/7 for about a week...

u/JJMcGee83 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Don't use an airsoft gun. If you point a gun shaped thing at someone it escalates the situation in their mind; i.e. what to them might have just been a robbery now in their mind it becomes necessary to fight for their life because they don't want to die so if they didn't want to fight you before they will now.

I am a gun owner and I was for a time a pistol instructor I have taught hundreds of women how to shoot a gun so understand this when I tell you if you don't have the inclination, time, or money to get some training with a gun (it doesn't take much but it is still recommended) then you should not have a gun. If you aren't willing to live with the idea that you might end up killing someone then you should not have a gun.

Contrary to what anti-gun advocates seem to think almost no gun owner I have ever met wants to kill someone but the by product of shooting someone is that sometimes they will die so if you aren't comfortable living with that as an option you shouldn't have a gun. (Statically about 25% of people shot with a handgun die so unlike the movies generally depict.)

What you should get for yourself as an absolute minimum is some pepper spray and maybe a taser. A taser will stop an intruder for about 30 seconds max but then they are right back in the game, pepper spray will burn their eyes for hours after, they will be fucking miserable. On top of all that most pepper spray has a dye in it that shows up under UV light that is difficult to wash off so the police will be able to identify an intruder easily for the next day or so without much issue. (Hard to lie about not being in your place when you are glowing like christmas tree under black light)

To that end I've been told Fox Labs OC spray is some super serious shit. Get yourself one or both of these

Either buy a few cans and leave them in various rooms of the house or buy one and make sure it's within arms reach of you. As long as it is legal in whatever state you happen to live in anyway.

u/nistjunkie · 2 pointsr/sandiego
u/-reddy · 2 pointsr/CCW

I have this in my on the go backpack and in my vehicle.

u/egonpax · 2 pointsr/ar15

If you want that SF (I love Surefire stuff for sure) then that's great.

If you want to save a few bucks check out:
Streamlight Railmount 2L 650 Lumens Rifle Light

I'm going to pick one of these up soon for my current build.

u/MightySchwa · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/Cranium_Basher · 2 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/Kongap · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Streamlight 88059 Pro Tac Rail Mount 2 625 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/2x CR123A Batteries - 625 Lumens


Weak link is the pressure pad (unfortunately with Streamlight), but that can be remedied with a couple options

u/CallMeNighthawk- · 2 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight railmount 2

The surefire scouts are nice but they're a rip off. I've used both, and have the streamlight on my rifle now. It's 625 lumens and comes with everything needed to mount it to a pic rail with a tape switch. The surefire doesn't come with a switch OR tail cap, they bang you for both of them separately

Pair that with the magpul offset mount which screws directly into the mounting hardware on the streamlight with two screws and mounts directly to your mlok rail and you have an awesome light for $120

Edit: tape switch not rape switch 👀

u/lionstomper68 · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Amazon has it from 3rd party sellers for $84 and free shipping: linky

u/SelfANew · 2 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

I've got this one with a flashlight. I have the light on during my run, and you can make the two points arc with a bright arc and crackle. I've never had to hit anyone with it just make the arc and noise.

It isn't a shooting one, it is handheld and you have to make contact.

The noise is really loud and I once held it and made it go off when I was first trying it out. My cat jumped so high from the surprise sound, I felt so bad I scared her that bad.

u/Lesol · 2 pointsr/childfree

Let the pudgeball try and grab this from you. "Snatch Prevention - Should an assailant try to snatch the device from you, the shock plates on the side of the unit will also deliver a high voltage shock." Also, "Extremely potent and effective. I am 6'3" 230 lbs and it put me on the ground in half a second." Little pudgey should be what? 190? 200? Close enough!

u/fluentsyntax · 2 pointsr/Portland

Would this be a better solution? I'm thinking about buying one. Seems more effective than mace.

u/rafikidayo91 · 1 pointr/gaybros

In my pocket. It's not a very big bottle. I got it from amazon. I got this kind

u/Kenobi3371 · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Exactly, whenever I'm not at work I'll carry oc or more. Sabre sells some that clip into a pocket well for only 7$. There's also products that can attach to keychains. Or if you want the extra liability Taser sells the pulse for 400$ which you can conceal in a waistband pretty easily (it's very small). Alternatively martial arts is an awesome resource -- if you're smaller in stature check out Wing Chun. Hope this helped.

u/Amanda_Hugnkiss · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

I'd recommend a small cannister of pocket pepper spray. Ultimately harmless and some are accurate up to 8 feet away.

7 bucks and can go on a keychain.

u/NAh2o · 1 pointr/LosAngeles
  1. Stay off the Blue line. It's the worst of all of them. I'm a 40-something old white guy that looks like a retired colonel and I quit taking the Blue Line because it was so fucking shady.
  2. Pepper Spray
  3. Shank
u/xoScreaMxo · 1 pointr/PublicFreakout

> Lmao are you actually trying to say videogames give you a good understanding of weapons?

Yeah, that's exactly what i'm saying.

> A gun can't "just as easily" be disarmed. No fucking way. The great thing about a gun is you don't have to be standing right next to your attacker.

Ever heard of the 21 foot rule? Look it up.

> Just get pepper spray. It's legal and its way way way more effective than a knife.

I don't disagree, I just like something I can easily conceal between my belt if I want to, also the whole intimidation thing. Anyways I just bought This after your last comment, didn't know it's that cheap. I'm still going to carry both though, a knife doesn't run out of ''ammo'' (or spray in this case).


u/WhyInTheHellNot · 1 pointr/CCW

Agreed. Look into this.

u/XIIXOO · 1 pointr/Advice

get a revolver. if guns arent your thing, keep one of these on you and in every room :

u/Hovsky · 1 pointr/AskLE

Not even that much - $6 shipped.

u/SnottyBonko · 1 pointr/SelfDefense

Get this. CS tear gas and pepper spray plus marker agent all in one, military/police grade. It’s a bad day in a can....

u/elephant2701 · 1 pointr/pussypassdenied

naw man, you got that wrong. pepper spray is weaker. This police strength pepper spray is 0.33%

u/Gunsandgoodcoffee · 1 pointr/CCW

For me personally it would be this stuff.

I keep a can in my backpack when I'm at school. I'm sure someone has mentioned it already but having a good awarness of your souroundings will do you wonders. Just remember that spray is not ment to end the fight as much as it is to disorient your attacker so you can flee. That's why most of these sprays come with a uv active agent so your attacker can be identified later. And of course make sure your state and local laws don't restrict you from having self defense spray.

u/BrutallyEffective · 1 pointr/knives

If you get something off amazon, chuck one of these into your order.

Fair warning, you may become the go-to-guy whenever someone's knife that is ordinarily butterknife-dull becomes Back-of-the-butterknife dull.

The good news is those knives are normally a softer steel, and those cards do such a good job it won't matter anyway, with some practice they will very quickly get any knife to push cut paper.

EDIT: May as well add one or two of these as well as loaners, that way you aren't reprofiling after someone cuts onions on a ceramic plate, or goes and cuts some roots in the stoney ground.

u/rectumreaper · 1 pointr/knives

Gotta echo the Opinel idea. You can get them in carbon steel (can rust, but it looks really cool) or stainless steel for no need to oil the blade.

u/josiahromoser · 1 pointr/TREZOR

I also have a daily carry, opinel #06 - a little too big for that pocket so it goes in my main pocket.

I plug/unplug my Trezor probably 15-20 times a day so I've also added a magnetic usb connector to it. Bought a dock for my desk at work and home and it's been pretty awesome.

Connector I use

Opinel #06

u/detersion47 · 1 pointr/knives

I can only speak for Berlin but since it's in Germany, you can even carry fixed blades wit a blade lenght up to 12cm(4.72inches). But concerning the original intention of your question (at least I guess so), I'd advise you to go with a Opinel carbonsteel folder. e.g. the model no. 6. It's cheap, reliable and non-threatening and its blade is only 7cm(2.75inches) long. In fact I carry it at work myself (I work in an office).

u/newfflews · 1 pointr/mechanicalheadpens

It's an Opinel No. 8 folding knife. Just excellent for everyday use, a lot of history behind their knives too.

u/Duron1984 · 1 pointr/EDC

Opinels are good knives that are easy to pocket and their straight blade makes them easy to sharpen by hand or an electric sharpener. Opinel No 6 Carbon Steel Folding knife

u/JustAddBlu · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Great way to season food and enemies.

u/WUTDO11231235 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ok. Is Amazon a good place to look? I was looking at this one.

**Edit*** Also is Red Sabre any good compared to Fox? Others said this was also a good brand.

u/jayjay59 · 1 pointr/TwinCities

Make sure you purchase one of these mace pepper spray to keep these criminals out of your hair

u/scottevil · 1 pointr/EDC

I bought a few of these and also one time we went to cabellas they were giving them away for free at the door. I like the key chain quick disconnect thing, we use it for more than just putting pepper spray on our keys.

u/drwhojedi · 1 pointr/EDC

Glock 43

Hornady Hollow Points

Uncle Mike's pocket holster size 4

Toyota Corolla key and Sabre pepper spray

Fossil watch

Glasses and Magicfiber cleaning cloth

S&W knife


Damascus Steel wedding ring

u/hardt0f0rget · 1 pointr/Parenting

I think I'm going to get this one. It's small and unobtrusive so it probably won't get noticed and I like the quick release feature.

Sabre Red Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring - Police Strength - 25 Bursts & 10-Foot (3m) Range with Practice Spray Option

u/kosulli · 1 pointr/Portland

Yeah, I just looked these laws up myself a few weeks ago after seeing so many gutter punks around with large kitchen knives sticking out of their cargo shorts. I'm from a state where the limit is 3" so I found it pretty unnerving. I'll be getting pepper spray, one like this with a comfy handle so it will feel better in my hand to walk/jog/hike around with.

u/emmarose329 · 1 pointr/running

What do you use? My boyfriend gave me [this] ( but the safety on it is crap and it shifts to the unlocked position frequently and I'm uncomfortable carrying it in my bag or otherwise.

u/MadNachos · 1 pointr/progun

You bet. These are as small as I think you should go. Pretty well designed case and a handy key-chain quick release thingie. They have enough sprays in them so you can test it to get a feel for the range although I wouldn't do it more than a few times:

For $9.99 its the way to go.

u/thunderdragon94 · 1 pointr/raisedbynarcissists

Hey, just a word of encouragement; you got this.

You're allowed to change your mind. You're allowed to say "no" and not explain yourself. You're allowed to call the cops on them, or to mace them if they won't leave you alone. My N's are actually a main reason why I carry mace; Nrage is not to be underestimated. You do not owe anyone an explanation. You only owe yourself to do what makes you happy as a person. You can do absolutely whatever you want, you are not beholden to them.

u/riddle3master · 1 pointr/backpacks

Have you tried out the 5.11 Rush series? The Rush 24 might be something you like:

It's black, it's a military backpack so it's rugged. Not waterproof but water resistant. I like using raincover personally since it covers all the zippers and doesn't take up much space:

There's also the ECBC Lance Daypack:

Not as tough like the Rush 24, but has a more office look to it. It's black and is made of water resistant material. It has a place for a water bottle but I'd be afraid of putting it there if you're on a motorcycle.

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/whatsinthebag

If you're looking for a small to medium sized backpack style bag (two straps) 1700ci (cubic inches) and down, check out some of the following bags!

Kelty Redtail

The North Face Jester

5.11 Rush 12

Grey Ghost Gear Lightweight Assault Pack

Grey Ghost Gear Lightweight Assauly Pack Mod1 (No attachment hardware)

Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II

Maxpedition condor II

Just to name a few.

How about a larger sized backpack? 1700ci to about 2800ci

The North Face Borealis

5.11 Rush 24

Datsusara Core

Kelty Redwing 44 (there are various sizes available)

There are lots of options out there, and these are just a few that I've come across. If you've got a bag that you love that just won't quit, post it here! Links prefered!

u/So_Not_Yacht · 1 pointr/travel

Why not go with the Rush 24? You linked to the rush 12 but they do have an 'in between' betweeen the 12 and 72. If you have a higher/flexible budget, you should also check out the GoRuck GR2; they both (34L and 40L) fit in carry on.

u/cn1ght · 1 pointr/myog

>Padding and hip belts are almost always there on anything that's more than a day pack.

I appreciate you providing a reply, however when the question is "at what point do you need X" replying with "well many designs I see always have X" does not answer anything. We both know that packs exist which do not have padding (even you admitted something not larger than a daypack has no padding). So when someone tries to find out why or at what point is it needed giving a reply of "well, most packs have it" does not help.

>For more technical or demandingly used materials you can find data sheets from the manufacturers, but I doubt that's of much practical use when an individual is making their own gear.

Have you looked at this data? I have not checked manufacturer's datasheets for this information so I do not know if they actually label "this can hold up to 50lb". I doubt they give an answer that simplistic since, for example, building a pack will have large force variations on the fabric from walking pushing the pack up and down (when the pack is rebounding from the lowest point there will be far more force on it than the weight of the items in the pack).

>Not sure what exactly you mean by ALICE type vs MOLLE,

They are common pack types. ALICE: MOLLE:

>The idea of being able to double a carrying system's capacity, while cool in theory, sounds like one or both configurations end up being a bad compromise in practice.

Possibly. However, it is something I want to look. I mean what is the point of giving up early on saying "well, that might not work so do not try it". It is far more interesting to at least bother trying to figure it out instead of just "eh, nah". Additionally, the point of the MOLLE system was to be able to add additional capacity to it so it can work at least to some extent. There are things such as which do allow you to add or remove most of the load as you want. So, I know that it is possible to have a design where you can add or remove capacity. The only question really is: can I figure out a design which I like?

The other potentially mitigating factor is that I probably want the starting size (without added things) to be quite small. In normal activities I might need:

poncho, paper, pen, ereader, wallet, keys, deoderant, chapstick, utility tool, maybe other things like headache meds or small additions

Everything would probably fit into a briefcase (I would check if I had one). Maybe this would scale to be usable for a weekend hiking trip (example size: So, that is a very large increase in capacity, however I am unsure why it would be so difficult to design a bag which after I add compartments ends up similar to that example and I take compartments off as they are not needed.

You telling me "well, it will probably not work" does not really help. If you had pointed out that the military stopped using systems where you add and remove compartments years ago and they just use strap systems now, it would have been something I already knew, but at least you would have provided a reason for your point of "well it probably will not work well", and it would have been not a good enough reason to make much difference haha. If you had somehow provided examples or an analysis which explained that you cannot use a support system for a large bag on a much smaller bag because of {insert reason} so you cannot scale the bag, that would have been a great reason for me to stop thinking about it.

u/turd_kooner · 1 pointr/CafeRacer

5.11 24 Pack in OD Green. Fits literally everything you need inside, and has 16 pockets instead of 2 large compartments.

u/Classic_rock_fan · 1 pointr/EDC

go look at 5.11 tactical there bags some in around that price maybe a little over and they are tough as hell. I have a Rush 24 and it was around $150 and it works great.

u/suckinonmytitties · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So my boyfriend is moving to NYC this month and I will be traveling up there alone a lot this year into the Brooklyn area on public transportation and I really need this pepper spray just in case. As a girl I know that I need to be prepared to defend myself if needed and this would make me feel very safe. Thanks for the contest you are so sweet <3

u/Independent_Male1980 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

>Hmmm, under 10?

> This Essie top coat that makes all glossy polishes matte.

Sweet Jesus where have I been to not know of these things...

This Too Faced "stuff" that makes eyeshadow a more permanent eyeliner.

Awesome suggestion. Never knew this existed. Perfect as it's impossible to find a good white eyeliner in my area. Plenty of white shadows in my collection plus this item will help greatly XD

> This pepper spray!

I love it. And it's my favorite color. PINK XD

This beautiful hanging lantern.


Had to add that simply because of the prettiness awesome factor.

u/ashley393 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

omg! Perfect.. Pepper Spray Self Defense Key Chain Both totally useful I get nervous going to my car at night in St. Louis!

u/KaNikki · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi there! Many congratulations on your new job! I've spent the week looking for scholarships so I can get myself back to college. I've had some financial and personal issues that stopped me from going, but I'm trying my hardest to get back in without putting myself too far in the red. The schools I'm looking at are mainly public schools in not-so-great parts of NYC, and this would be great.

u/leverhead · 1 pointr/nyc

I bought my girlfriend this because she wanted some. Good reviews and only $7 with free shipping.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Knives are not a good self defense tool. I train in combat sports and we train in knife fighting and all i can say is EVERYONE in a knife fight gets seriously hurt.

Pepper spray is my self defense tool of choice. Can be used without being in arms reach of an assailant. If u want something by the bed, u can get a roll of industrial velcro from the hardware store and pepper spray and attach a pepper spray to the side of ur bed frame or bed side table.

U can get vibration alarms for the windows to sound the alarm if a window is broken. And/or window alarms meant for opened windows. A good heavy duty lock for the door.

SABRE Window Glass Alarm - 2 Pack

GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm (2 pack)

SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact, Pink Case with Quick Release Key Ring (Max Protection - 25 shots, up to 5X's more)

VIPERTEK VTS-989 - 19,000,000 V Heavy Duty Stun Gun - Rechargeable with LED Flashlight

u/englishmusic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pepper spray is an add-on. Also super useful in keeping you safe. I imagine it comes in other colors too, if pink isn't your thing.

u/long_way_home · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A self defense keychain and pepper spray. I walk home from work when it's late quite a bit during the school year, and I would feel SO much more comfortable walking home with these! Seeing as my job is what pays for college... haha

Edit: Where's the asprin

u/frostfromfire · 1 pointr/WTF

If you don't feel like getting your girlfriend a small bottle of pepper spray like this you can make pepper spray at home. Take a cup of water and mix it with a few tablespoons of ground chili pepper, then pour it into a small spray bottle. It won't have the force coming out that a manufactured bottle of mace would have, but it will do the job if sprayed directly into someone's eyes.

u/haleylong10 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The most life changing, or saving, item is this pepper spray. I'm in college and often feel unsafe while walking home sometimes even alone. I think this product could potentially save me. Thank you for the contest :)

u/sighsorry · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I've come into this late and don't know if anyone's suggested these things yet, but just in case they haven't been I'll go ahead.

I'm glad to hear you've called the police and that they'll be patrolling your area more. In the meantime, you can buy a door brace to ensure your door stays shut while you're home, and pepper spray to keep by your bed. I would also recommend purchasing a pepper spray to keep on your key ring so that you have something on your when you are walking to and from your car.

You could also buy a taser gun, but I have no personal experience with them and could not vouch for them personally like I can for a door jam and pepper spray.

I'm sorry you're going through this. It's really scary to not feel safe, especially in your home, which should be a source of comfort for you. Take steps to make yourself feel better protected, and continue to call the police if anything else occurs. Do NOT hesitate to call them. I hope this situation gets taken care of quickly for you.

u/fakeredditor · 1 pointr/Goruck

Maxpedition EDC Organizer. You'll need an accessory to attach the pouch to the molle though. They have their "TacTies" or you can explore other options.

FYI the older version of the EDC has integrated molle connection straps. Mine is at least 8-10 years old. I have no idea when they switched to the new style that requires the accessory connectors.

u/LustyRazor · 1 pointr/EDC

I'm currently in the process of renovating a house so I'm using the MOLLE sheath it came with—I've adjusted the sheath to slide onto my belt. Other than that, it'll likely stay in my [Maxpedition organizer](
). The Wave is a damn fine tool.

u/mikeknine · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

I got one of these:

... and zipped it inside out. Fit perfectly into one of the cargo pockets on my scrub pants.

Front side had: sharpie, red pen, highlighter, whiteboard marker, pen light and a small notebook that slipped into the sleeve behind the loops.

This is the pen light that I used and I LOVED it. 0.5 lumen setting is perfect for pupil checks. 210 lumen setting is awesome for times you need a bright ass light (finding those hidden urethra's on your bariatric patients ....). Bonus is it stands up well to cavi wipes.

Back side: trauma shears into the back sleeve and a hemostat into one of the loops.

Nice thing was it kept everything in one place that I could keep in my car. I would clip my badge to it after clinical that way everything was in one place and I wouldn't lose it.

I know it seems like overkill, but I honestly ended up using everything at one point or another during clinical. Some more than others I guess. I also hate not having something when I need it.

A good watch is also crucial (unless your clinical site has a "bare below the elbows" policy). I went a little overboard and got a g-shock with a metal band that I could cavi wipe when needed.

Binder/clipboard is essential for whatever paperwork you will be required to complete. Fiddle around and find which works best for you, chances are you will change it throughout your schooling based on your placement/req's for that placement.

Stethoscope goes without saying.

I think that's about it, its what I used during my program and served me well.

u/Verun · 1 pointr/notebooks

Recently the Maxpedition Pocket organizers in varying sizes:

Black and Olive Drab. Black for normal writing, Olive Drab for Art pencils and pens.

u/LOLLOLOOLOL · 1 pointr/EDC


They are just about perfect. I have 2 of them that I use regularly. Excellent for regularly used supplies and tools.

u/Squishy_Cat · 1 pointr/asktransgender

It might be a good time to mention getting some pepper spray. Sabre Red makes some small ones that are a gel type (much less chance of it blowing back in your own face) and they're only about $9 on Amazon. They have a slightly bigger size for $13 that has a longer range too.

u/friardon · 1 pointr/running

I run with a small can that came with a little wrist strap thing (You can see it here)

Watch a video or two of how to use it. And if you do, run to a safe place and call 9-1-1 afterward (especially if you used it on a human as it can cause an allergic reaction).

u/Vio_ · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

This bad boy. 35 hits, 10 foot range (some will have longer ranges), small enough to carry in a back pocket or small purse pocket. I carry mine in my back pocket whenever I go walking. I'm more worried about loose dogs though (also a good reason to carry it). I personally prefer the one with the key ring.

Collapsable batons are also possible, but they're bulky, can be hard to handle in a fight, and can get lost in a purse. The most important thing to understand is that your weapon can always be used against you. Batons are wicked numbers, because they have physics on their side. The collapsible component adds even more energy than a regular baton/stick, because of the velocity factor in the same way a police door buster often has moving components (sometimes inside itself)

The one, real goal in a confrontation is escape, not escalation. That's why I like the spray. It's long range (6 ft is enough time for an attacker run up to someone and stab them), non-lethal, and surprising. If you or her use it, it WILL get in your eyes through blowback. However, you personally will be expecting it and your attacker will not. When they are writhing in the ground in pain, she will be writhing too, but also escaping as fast as she can.

Tip: Don't attach your spray to your keys. You don't want your keys to get lost in a fight OR become police evidence. Keys can also be used as a weapon, but that's really a last resort.

u/Scyth3 · 1 pointr/running

Here ya go, some folks in my running club carry these (or attach it to their hydration belt):

u/SentimentalSentinels · 1 pointr/running

You can buy a canister with a hand strap to make it harder for it to be grabbed off you.

u/Tahns · 1 pointr/AbandonedPorn

Save yourself the legal hassle and the inevitable media shitstorm if the person happens to be a "photo negative" of you. I would say pepper spray would probably be about as wise as it comes. Completely incapacitates a person in the moment it's needed, but causes no longterm affects or death.

If the person is high, that might make it more of a health problem, idk but I'd still say its the best option.

u/slid3r · 1 pointr/CCW

Pepper spray. It's cheap. Here's two good ones:

SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Runner with Hand Strap (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more)

Pepper Enforcement (Pack of 4) Splatter Stream Police Grade 10% OC Self Defense Pepper Spray - Max Strength Law Enforcement Formula - Pack of Four 2-Ounce Flip Top Canisters - 4 Year Shelf Life Cannot Be Shipped To: AK, HI, MI, NJ, NY, NC, SC, or Foreign Countries

u/HelgaG_Pataki · 1 pointr/FrugalFemaleFashion

I run outside by myself and I’ve found I like having a pepper spray on my wrist like [this](SABRE RED Pepper Gel Spray - Police Strength - Runner with Adjustable Hand Strap (Max Protection - 35 bursts, up to 5x’s More) I wear it on my left wrist to easily access it with my right hand. I like that it’s on display, I feel that it gives the perception that I am going to fight back. If I get into a situation that I feel uneasy about, simply switch the entire unit to your dominate hand to be on alert. The strap makes it harder to drop, which is really useful as a fairly clumsy person.

I also just want to say my heart really goes out to you. That’s a terrifying experience and I really wish you to best. We can be as prepared as possible and sometimes the universe just works against us.

u/nawaJ · 1 pointr/indianapolis

Pepper spray has a usage distance of 10ft or more and cost $5-10. That is much better than having to be close enough to an attacker to use a taser.

A quick google says you can have a taser if you are over 18 in Indiana, so I assume you can use them for self-defense.

I just received The Jogger via Amazon. It contains red dye, effective at ten feet, police-strength, has a hand-strap, and a quick-release trigger for $6 with free shipping on prime. I bought one for me and one for the GF.

u/thorgom · 1 pointr/mbti

This should help

u/SgtBaxter · 1 pointr/bicycling

I'd suggest getting some pepper spray or mace that straps to the back of your hand.

Putting it in a saddle bag or carrying it in your jersey pockets means it's not accessible, and if someone does assault you, then you won't have the time to retrieve it.

Something like this

u/shawmuttv2 · 1 pointr/cubscouts

This is great. I'm also on the search. I've heard terrible things about the BSA branded knives, so I'm looking elsewhere. I also know there's a 100% chance this knife will eventually get lost, so I'm looking for cheap (no $150 Benchmade yet!). I've found plenty of ideas from /r/knives, I've been going back and forth with these two:

u/RS14-2 · 1 pointr/Cooking

I've got a few knives, but the interesting ones are an Opinel No 8 and a Mora No 2. They're not traditional, but they work fine as paring knives and are easy to keep very sharp.

u/mpypmyropys · 1 pointr/knives

IMO, Opinel or Svord Peasant Mini. Opinel. Simple carbon steel pocket knife with a solid lock, really useful blade profile & edge geometry, and heaps of class. Can't praise these little things enough. My one complaint is that they're not one-hand-opening. Svord Peasant Knife Mini. Again, about as simple as you can get in a folder, with a carbon steel blade, and no real locking mechanism to speak of; when you hold the knife, your hand wraps around the tang and keeps the blade from closing on your fingers. Very useful for outdoorsy kinda stuff, as in a pinch, you can thwack the spine of the blade with a big bit of wood to split kindling and whatnot, without worrying about a lock failure. The tang also means you can use your thumb to open it one handed. Only problem with the Svord is that the fit and finish is pretty shoddy. The grind can be kinda wonky, but as a practical odd-job knife, it's not the end of the world.

u/Silverlight42 · 1 pointr/Survival

Depends on many things... and once you get to high quality knives, preference is a huge thing.

I enjoy ESEE-3MIL

They have one of the best warranties, but the price also reflects it.
it's 1095 high carbon steel, easy to sharpen and maintain, but can rust if you don't keep it clean.

You probably don't need a large knife for most things.

If you want to spend more on something fancy you can get a BUSSE

as everyone said... can't go wrong with mora for the price.. i'm personally not a fan though. I wouldn't say overall it's high quality, but the blade, where it matters.. is.

It's not too difficult to find a good camp/hunting knife. Like I said, mostly preference.

Just make sure you go with a good knife company or maker.

You can even find some real nice custom fixed knives for cheap from up and coming knife makers if you search around a bit.

Also, you could just get a folding knife.

if you want a super inexpensive one that's as legendary as the mora there is opinel no 8 - also carbon steel

or the Ontario Rat

anyhow, tons of options.

u/soykommander · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

um key are key kinda stuck with em, but i got a phone/wallet protector i cant live without:

um and a cheap pocket knife:

u/designtofly · 1 pointr/Wet_Shavers

Yea, looking at the individual retail prices for all the components:

Opinel Knife $12.95

Kaweco Pen $25.19

Godwin Bottle Opener $38

Poppin Notebook $9

That comes to a retail value of $85.14. I guess that's not so bad. However, while the bottle opener is cool, there's no way I would pay $38 for it. Without that bottle opener, the package is $47.14 at retail prices.

u/notnotTheBatman · 1 pointr/EDC

There are plenty of "cheap" knives that function wonderfully. For instance there is the Mercator K55K, any Opniel, Case SOD Buster, Cold Steel Tuff Lite, Camillus Trench and many more I cant think of right now. There's no danger in a "cheap" knife if its well made.

u/mattschinesefood · 1 pointr/nyc

Huh. I didn't really know. I don't live in NYC, but spend about 5-6 weeks a year there on average.

I'm usually carrying an Opinel. Definitely can't open one handed - sometimes I can barely open it with two hands and have to use my teeth.

u/PapaUrsidae · 1 pointr/knives

Don't forget the Ontario RAT 2

There's also the Opinel Carbon series of knives which I hear nothing but great things about (and am actually about to buy myself an Opinel No 6 soon).

u/Heavy_Turd · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Opinel 8 carbon blade is only $13.79 on Amazon right now.

u/SB62 · 1 pointr/videos

It's a knife brand from France

That's an example of one of their knives.

Some company history

u/Lazerr · 1 pointr/knives

How small of a knife would you be willing to purchase?
Any of the Spyderco Bug series would be a good choice. Priced right and come in different sizes.




All three deal

For opening boxes (cutting tape) any of those will suffice. If your cutting cardboard, then mostly the Grasshopper will do (although not efficiently)

Also an Opinel looks classy while still being functional. All different sizes to choose from too.

u/IDontWantToArgueOK · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Opinel makes a very nice, high quality folding knife that is non-threatening in appearance and about $10. They've been making them for well over a century and your gramps probably uses one to cut an apple while leaning on a fence under the shade of a large tree.

It's a carbon blade, so wipe it down after using it, and occasionally rub it down with oil (I use coconut oil). They make stainless steel variants that won't rust and don't need to be oiled, but the carbon is higher quality steel.

u/breezy727 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Hi! Happy to respond!

Well the high cost is a bummer - I'm not sure about water purity in NZ but what is the cost of tablets? Usually they last forever and you only need one for a liter or so of water.

First-aid kit - you don't really need to buy a premade kit. You're going to want some first aid items in case of emergency: bandaids (do you guys call them plasters?), antibiotic ointment, anti-itch cream or bug sting relief capsules (if needed, I don't know NZ insects), some painkillers (aspirin, Tylenol, whatever), some benadryl (anti-allergy relief) at the least are things you should include in your kit. Those are the minimum items you should bring and you probably own most of them already. You don't need to bring a whole box or bottle of each, just a handful will be fine. If you were to add anything else to that I would bring some gauze tape for larger cuts or wrapping joints as well as some moleskin to help with any blisters you might get. Put all those items into a plastic zip-loc bag (waterproof!) and that's your budget first aid kit with everything you'll possibly need. And you should already know how to use all those items.

Rope - I'm a big believer in the many uses of rope. You can hang your food to keep animals from getting it. You can tie your tent or tarp down in bad weather. You can cut some off and tie your camp shoes (see camp shoes below) to your backpack if necessary. You don't need a lot of rope but for the cost and weight it's can be nice to have. I honestly use the cheap rope people buy to use on clotheslines. But this isn't necessarily a must-have, especially if you don't need to tie anything down. This reminds me that it's good practice to bring some duct tape (not a whole roll) in case you get a rip in your tent or something.

Torch - I personally like a headlamp best. The one I have is lightweight and cost about $25, it is bright and it has a flashing option. I like the headlamp because it keeps my hands free to do other things. I don't usually hike at night but it is easier for me to pee if I have both hands and don't have to hold a torch. But really any torch will do - the key is finding one that is bright (casts a wide beam so you can see around you), durable (in case you drop it), long-lasting (doesn't eat through batteries quickly), and lightweight (priority in that order). You'll mostly want it around camp at night - cooking, getting up to pee, pointing it in the direction of a scary sound. It doesn't need to be expensive or very nice.

Multi-tool - Your mileage may vary on multitools. A lot of hikers are rabid about them but I just carry a small knife. I carried a multitool a few times but the only feature I used on it was the knife. If I'm in the woods I have no need for a screwdriver or a pair of pliers or a can opener - that's just extra weight. Is there any feature of a multi-tool you think that you'll be using besides the knife? Think about that before committing to a possibly expensive and heavy multitool. You might be better off with just a small knife. Check your local laws regarding knife sizes though.

Camp shoes - I didn't remember it before but in case you hadn't thought of these, grab some lightweight shoes you can wear around camp at night. Your feet will be happy to be aired out of the boots for awhile and it'll be easier to put on in the middle of the night if you have to go pee. A pair of cheap rubber thongs is probably fine. Bonus if your camp shoes are waterproof - if you have to do stream crossings it's nice to change into them instead of getting your boots drenched :)

u/Mego1989 · 1 pointr/GearTrade

Here are some links to add to my comment.

Opinel Carbon Blade No8 Folding Knife

Kershaw Kuro - Tanto Black Serrated Box 1835TBLKST

u/AllTheCheesecake · 1 pointr/insanepeoplefacebook here you go. The kimber is flat like a wallet. They also make versions with belt clips.

u/chriskmee · 1 pointr/worldnews

A good middle-ground might be a pepper spray gun. A popular one is the Kimber Pepper Blaster. Similar to a gun in that it shoots a projectile with powdered explosives, but instead of a bullet its pepper spray. Good enough to get an attacker to stop attacking and not lethal.

u/dbadaddy · 1 pointr/homedefense

I did a lot of research on less-than-lethal options last year and might have an answer. my wife carries a kimber guardian angel pepper blaster. it has two shots, CO2 cartridges so there is no chance of blowback on shooter. I carry one when I am in locations that don't allow me to conceal carry my firearm. I have the grey one, she has the red one. You can get them at local gun stores, outdoors'y retail shops or online (amazon, midwayusa, etc.)

u/Kona951 · 1 pointr/CCW

Even though I would recommend properly and legally arming youself, pepper spray is better than nothing. I recently was in Chicago for a week with my wife and family and carried Kimber pepper blaster since I cannot legally carry there. My friend that owns a pawnshop highly recommended them.

u/healfmil · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Good read: "Should You Carry a Gun Outdoors?"


>"...But that’s just the act of carrying a gun. If you ever have to use one, things get much more complicated. It turns out that getting a gun out of a holster and actually hitting stuff with it in an expedient manner and under pressure is really difficult. To be able to do that, you’ll need to pursue professional training and regularly practice what you learn. And when you carry your gun, you’ll be accepting the most significant responsibility possible into your daily life. In the exceedingly rare event that you ever need to use that gun, you’ll have to be absolutely sure you’re making the right decision about ending someone else’s life, because if you get that wrong, it could be the end of yours."


Recommended alternative: Kimber Pepper Blaster


u/HutchOne23 · 1 pointr/knives

As others have said, get some pepper spray. It will at least give you a few seconds to flee if something happens. I deliver food and have one of these. It gives you two shots and is effective up to 13 feet in 1/10th of a second. Buy a spyderco tenacious if you still want to carry a knife.

u/conipto · 1 pointr/bicycling

I carry this in my jersey pocket for this kind of shit:

What you should do, rather than let them chase you on a bike with a car:

Get to ground a car can't get to without seriously damaging it. Up a curb, onto someone's porch, etc.

Pull out your phone and call the police.

Pull the pepper spray out if they exit the car towards you, and fire it at each of them.

Get the hell out of there and run/ride away after that.

u/Omnifox · 1 pointr/guns

Your post, and post history are enough to cause worry.

Please, a gun is not likely what you should be thinking about for self defense if that is what you are actually planning on using it for.

A much cheaper, and more effective alternative would be something like a Kimber Pepper Blaster II.

OC Spray is NOTHING to mess around with. It will stop an attacker, and you will not be able to self harm with it if you end up in a dark place.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Please seek help. Bullets can not be taken back. I am locking this thread, OP Please seek out someone to talk to.

u/Meat_Confetti · 1 pointr/WTF

Get a Kimber Pepperblaster. It's a disposable, two-shot unit that basically addresses all of the flaws inherent with the typical canister-type pepper sprays. The most important being that it has a 3 year shelf life. Those cheap keychain pepper sprays slowly lose pressure and often have been dead for months/years at that critical moment when they're needed.

u/IcouldFuckAnOyster · 1 pointr/todayilearned

A pitbull tried to attack my (then) 10 month old beagle once. Thankfully I was able to pick her up and turn my back in time for it to bounce off me. The owner then came up and pulled it away. It could have been much worse.

This went into my cart shortly afterwards.

u/Dr_Stephen_Colbert · 1 pointr/knives

Spyderco has a wide range of folders under $100. There's the Delica, Endura, Dragonfly, Centofante 3, and Stretch to name a few. All high quality, made in the USA.

The Tenacious line (including the Persistence and Ambitious) is awesome if you want good quality for less than $40. However, if you want to spend more, I would definitely recommend US made knives.

u/maflickner · 1 pointr/EDC

Tons of good options in that price range. How big do you want to go? Some ones off the top of my head

From Kershaw:

Blur, Skyline, Leek, hell, the Cryo G10 is what, 25-30 bucks?


Ton of good options in a variety of lengths and prices. I can't even begin to encompass their entire lineup. However, I'm going to recommend what's in my pocket right now, the Dragonfly 2. On amazon the Salt with H1 rustproof steel is 45 bucks right now. My friend goes scuba diving with his, the thing will not rust. The standard version in VG-10 steel is right at 50 bucks

u/Buixer · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Cold Steel 20MT Mini Tuff Lite Plain

Ive gotten used to one hans opening but might need 2 hands for some people. Comes in other neon colors too.


Spyderco Dragonfly2 Lightweight Black FRN PlainEdge Knife

u/FruitistaFreeze · 1 pointr/EDC

I may go this direction. The extra $15 is well worth a shrunk down version of a knife I have carried daily for about 5 years now with no issue. My only issue is that on Amazon I can only find the basic DF with a bright orange handle. If you go up to the G10 version it's more expensive and the G10 adds to the width, which is something I want to keep minimal.

EDIT: Nevermind, I found it in Black on Amazon. Link

u/sonnyclips · 1 pointr/EDC

If you're on the road you need shit that is all utility. I've put together a list that I think fits that bill. No Kershaw Cryo fashion knives here. I love a good looking blade but if you pull that out and lay it next to you far from being threatening someone will probably just steal it.

You need to buy a hobo knife to be a proper hobo.

For a self defense blade I would look at the Cold Steel GI Tanto. To be honest it is best used as a deterrent, it is menacing enough that it should serve that purpose. It's tough steel too so you can use it to pry and chop too. Prepping firewood with it by batoning is going to be easy.

A coarse diamond sharpening key chain is also nice to have.

Here is a waterproof jacket for $11 from Eddie Bauer.

Some inexpensive dry stuff sacks would be good too.

A stainless water bottle that you can also use for cooking is good too.

u/Sung-gil · 1 pointr/knives

For mainly camping get a Cold Steel GI Tanto on Amazon. I usually don't like tango style blades but Cold Steel's has a thick edge that's great for bushcraft while the secondary edge/tip is great for prying and other heavy duty tasks. It is 1055 carbon steel so do clean it after every use. I recommend you modify the grip to something better though, I personally use tennis over grips as they are cheap and amazing.

Or if you want something smaller for both camping and EDC I suggest a Kershaw Skyline

u/muirnoire · 1 pointr/Survival

Young man , here is a real knife. Should be able to handle everything Australia can dish out. $20.00 US dollars.

u/BiggBeefy · 1 pointr/knives

Coldsteel GI Tanto. I own it and love it. $25 cant go wrong.

u/Gator_Stubby · 1 pointr/knifeclub

I love my GI Tanto from Cold steel

u/MayoFetish · 1 pointr/knives

Spyderco Ambitious

I carry mine in that little pocket or on my belt depending on the day. Its been 4+ years and its amazing.

u/JiveMasterT · 1 pointr/knives

I'd recommend a Spyderco Ambitious. Small, about $30, and won't be difficult to get used to carrying around.

u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/EDC

Okay here are some suggestions

  1. Wallet. I have not ordered it yet but [this] ( cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] ( is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] ( which is a baby tenacious with a 2 1/4 inch blade and $29.
    While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.

  3. Pens: I have a [zerbra 701] ( and a [Fisher space bullet pen] ( For the money the zebra is excellent, the bullet pen is nice but there is a tutorial on how to mode the zebra to take space pen refills which is the best of both.
  4. I know you got the wave but I suggest getting a small mt like a sak or a leatherman ps4 or micra. The victorinox classic sd is good and about $10

    Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
    If you got any questions just ask.
u/ZombieKingKong · 1 pointr/knives

Blade steel is fine for an EDC, and handle material looks close to G-10, which I would say is the best handle quality for grip. 3 inch blade, looks like it can be opened one handed from thumb stud.

Before making a purchase, check out the cheaper brands from Spyderco and Kershaw, they have $25 EDCs on sale, with same or better quality blade steel.

Here's a few that might be worth a look:

Good luck with your purchase :)

u/jeffp14 · 1 pointr/EDC

Check out the Spyderco Tenacious line. I've been carrying the Ambitious and its very good for the price.

u/ImALittleCrackpot · 1 pointr/EDC

If you want something similar in size to the Shuffle, take a look at the Spyderco Ambitious.

u/CorruptProtocol · 1 pointr/martialarts

This is big and clunky?
There are a number of sizes you can choose from. I carry pepper spray in my pocket at all times.. It isnt a pain to carry at all and it can be out in the same amount of time, if quicker, than a knife. Less lethal...

u/TomTheGeek · 1 pointr/madisonwi
u/vehicularmcs · 1 pointr/CCW

This one.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

u/jonny-spot · 1 pointr/CCW

Better yet, get the same product with inert contents.

Real pepper gel

inert cannister for practice/training

u/hungabunga · 1 pointr/Seattle

Bears have much more sensitive noses and are typically fended-off from a longer distance. It's a much bigger can and it makes a big cloud. Pepper gel comes in a much smaller canister and is supposed to be safer to use and more effective on humans.

u/Lemon_Invader · 1 pointr/ainbow

Reposting something I submitted earlier this month:

Do not let Trump supporters attack you without a response.


Learn about your local and state laws on gun ownership.

Locate a fire arm retailer

Locate instructors and classes for training this group focuses on educating LGBTQ folks in the safety and usage of firearms for self defense.


Don't let them think they can get away with their attacks and hate. Make LGBTQ and Women the most armed demographics in the country. Make the Republicans hesitate before they think they can subjugate us.

Carry pepper spray. Sabre Red Pepper Gel is a gel-based police strength pepper spray.

Like guns, pepper spray (especially the 'police strength' type) have their own laws and restrictions, which you can read here and here.

While pepper spray is the "more comfortable" option for those unfamiliar with firearms, please remember it has limited range dependent on the size and design of the canister, and factors such as air movement can even end up blowing the spray into your eyes (making yourself vulnerable, although this risk is mitigated by using gel sprays). A gun has more range, and is not stopped by simple barriers. You can read more about using pepper spray in self defense here.

We need to be able to take action immediately, and in such a way that they are deterred from attacking us again.

u/sraperez · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

"Spray" is ok, but that crap can bite you in the ass if the wind is blowing. Look into Pepper "Gel" because it minimizes the chance of cross contamination. You don't want to incapacitate yourself accidentally. Pepper ____ is god awful stuff that makes grown men cry, scream and can cause temporary blindness. The affects can last for 45 minutes, which is a really long time to be in shear agony when you are trying to escape a situation.

u/alangub · 1 pointr/CCW

Dang it!! Fixed

I think I'll go with this

u/barsonme · 1 pointr/CCW

I keep a can of pepper gel in my backpack, and my backpack is always with me during the work week. My SO keeps the same type of pepper spray in her purse (or a smaller little pink one on her keychain—she doesn't have her CPL), so, yeah, I usually have pepper spray with me somehow.

I really only have it in case I run across a neighborhood dog that wants to taste me or if I have to go somewhere I could get arrested for carrying. I also bring it with me to the gym since I'm afraid my old Corolla will get stolen and I don't want to leave my gun in a gym locker.

u/quegrawks · 1 pointr/funny

Resubmitted because the link didn't work in original post.

u/Sven_Dufva · 1 pointr/news

One of the problems was that the officer used a pepper spray which he had no right to use. he is authorized and trained to use MK4 but he used MK9.

MK9 is bigger, more potent which requires more training to use (but which to be knowledge works pretty much like MK4 in practice).

I understand the officers choice to use MK9, as MK4 is not designed to be used on so many people, and he would have had to empty several canisters in order to spray all the protestors, but rules and regulatons are there for a reason, and sometimes they are used in order to shitcan someone.

u/drewskit · 1 pointr/politics

Want Internet snark at its finest?

Read the product reviews on amazon.

u/ocdsloth · 1 pointr/EDC

kingston DTM drives? with a freekey system? maybe ad a carbine for your keys?

as for a flash light what do you think of a streamlight microstream?

hard to say any more if i dont know how you carry all that stuff

also, try to fix one or two days (depends of how much you use your zippo) for filling days, that way you wont need a backup lighter. or just get some kind of a pocked organizer like a maxpedition mini or maxpedition micro, for what i see that is more than enough for you


if you dont like carbines think about the P7 or Nite Ize Keyclipse

u/Francostein · 1 pointr/Journaling

I’ve purchased all my Maxpedition gear from Amazon. The one from this pic is Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

u/Dragon_GA · 1 pointr/EDC

I prefer the Amazon Basic USB battery packs to the Anker ones, having bought both. The amazon ones are similar capacity but in a much better form factor for pocketing (taller and wider but more slender). I have both the 10K and 5.6K and the 5.6K is a lot more pocket friendly carry but for backpack the 10K is great.

For cables I carry two 6 inch from monoprice:

  • USB-A to USB-C
  • USB-C to USB-C

    Which lets me pretty much connect to any current power source now and for the foreseeable future. To connect to devices I actually use I found this USB-C to Micro-USB converter. Was the only one I could find that went the "right way", the rest seem to go from Micro-USB to USB-C. Finally an Apple Micro-USB to Lightning adapter for charging the phone.

    All told about one foot worth of USB cables and two dongles lets me connect to and charge just about anything I can imagine. Throw an OLight USB charger in with it and you can charge lithium ion and NiMH batteries as well.

    Everything above fits easily in a Maxpedition Micro that you can just toss in a backpack or in your back pocket with room to spare (small first aid kit, wet wipes, whatever).
u/militantomg · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Unicorn bottles my man, and this fellow . Always brought a 30ml unicorn, spare battery, spare mod, and spare tank/coil with me to work.

u/Boschala · 1 pointr/EDC

I had a similar problem and wound up going the belt holster route. I put pocket dumps of work and day off. I went that route because I wanted to minimize the number of items in each pocket for quick retrieval, and wound up with my phone getting a pocket of its own (to save the screen), my keys and wallet in the other front pocket. and my knife in my back pocket.
There are a couple options for pocket organizers if you don't go the holster route. Precogvision's link is a prettier one, and Skinth makes something similar in nylon. These have the advantage in that you can reach in and grab something without necessarily pulling the whole organizer from your pocket -- they reduce your carrying capacity, but allow easier access to what you have. One of those would handle your knife, light, pen, and comb just fine, but then leaves you with putting a wallet or phone in a back pocket.
If you don't mind having an extra thing to pull out of your pocket before you get access to your stuff, several companies make small pocket pouches. Maxpedition makes a couple that look fine, and would hold everything not in the wallet pocket. But it's an extra thing to open before getting at your phone, pen, whatever, and then you're juggling all your stuff in hand as you retrieve and replace the item you're pulling out. I wouldn't like it, but a lot of people do and it's by far the least expensive option so there's no reason not to try and and see if it's for you.

u/PretendDGAF · 1 pointr/vaporents

I'm in the same predicament and ended up ordering this one after having good experience with their build quality

u/aye_am · 1 pointr/bjj

If you don't want to spend Datsusara prices you might want to check out the Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol Assault Pack.

u/playvind · 1 pointr/bjj

I too bike to and from job /training. Have had it for a year, and it has served me perfect. No signs of ware and tear so far. So I can really recommend it, and it's fairly cheap.

The one negative I have to say about it is that its not waterproof in the zippers, so in heavy rain the content can get a little wet. But it's by no means a deal breaker.

u/fitz1015 · 1 pointr/Tools

For IT needs I went with this backpack. than Added MOLLE bags to the bottom for my tools and other attachmenys to fit my needs.

u/Helpmegetanewname · 1 pointr/bugout

I've started planning and building my survival kits/bags but im at a bit of a stuck point on the type/style of bag to use. I have one that is an everyday backpack that is my EDC/grab n go. Small enough for a quick bail, but not extensive survival.

I was looking around at a bag like this one on Amazon and thought it might be a good option.

u/LXcsgo · 1 pointr/whatsinthebag

You could look for a 30l military backpack. Just look for a 'MOLLE 30L Bag' on amazon or somewhere, its a decent size, has a load of storage and lasts ages.

Like This

u/truthjusticeUSAway · 1 pointr/bjj

I have the older version of this and it's pretty OK for my work/BJJ stuff. Don't think it would have fit all my college stuff and my gear, though.

It's ripping around the corners at this point. My next bag won't be specifically for BJJ, but something like this has no reason it wouldn't work for BJJ and school.

u/Rjsmith5 · 1 pointr/guns

Yes, it should fit.

How much were you planning? A quick search showed models similar to what you’re describing for about $100. Here’s something similar, but made by Streamlight. It will be infinitely better for about the same price.

u/mchnikola1 · 1 pointr/gundeals

Why not go for the one with the laser?

$111 + prime.

u/ifits2loudyoure2old · 1 pointr/guns

The [Streamlight TLR-4] ( is just over $100 on Amazon right now.

Let the haters hate. If you want a light/laser combo, get one. I like mine. I shoot well, but thought hey, might be fun to have a laser.... and it is fun. It has a toggle so you can select to use just the light, use both, or just the laser. Its bright enough for HD without being too blinding.

I picked mine up for like $90. If you get this now, you'll still have enough $$ for several hundred rounds of training ammo to get familiar with your new laser/light!

u/theoriginalharbinger · 1 pointr/guns

GG&G for the rail. It's about the cheapest non-hokey solution; they make a magazine cap spacer for the 870 that has a sling mount and Picatinny rail on it. I have one (870 mount on a Remington Model 11) and it's great, and puts a light with a tailswitch right where your left hand would need to be to operate it.

Lightwise, Streamlight makes good stuff. Alternately, Surefire mil-surp stuff that ends up on ebay. Specifically, I'd go with this or a used Surefire 951. The 951 is old tech and the bulb doesn't last nearly as long as modern stuff, but for something you're going to function check once a month it's perfectly adequate.

u/4355525 · 1 pointr/guns
u/macqueenpooh · 1 pointr/metaldetecting

San Diego, CA. In the busy summer months I've found arriving around sunset works great. It's much easier to find parking and your the first one to find the days treasures in the prime spots.

I use a Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp which defaults to red light but has a bright white when you need it. Red helps preserve your night vision to maintain situational awareness. I also carry a can of pepper spray just in case of weirdos. I've only had to pull out the spray once, and the guy was to stoned or drunk to really be a threat. He just headed towards me like a moth to a flame...

Edit: spelling

u/AppleThief18 · 1 pointr/pics

Yet another reminder of why I always carry a handgun (loaded with these bullets)and a tactical folding knife (if you want a non-lethal option, this is the pepper spray that most police use). You never think violent crime will happen to you, until it does.

As someone who's studied the psychology of violent criminals, they tend to be sociopaths with low IQs. They simply aren't capable of empathizing with their victims or fully understanding the long term consequences of their actions. That's why they'll literally murder someone for the $20 that they have in their wallet and then laugh about it. Combine that with decades of non-Whites being brainwashed into believing that Whites are brutally oppressing them, and you have a lot of militarized people of color who think that their White victims deserve to be assaulted.

And as someone who's studied race, behavior and demographics, one of the hidden racial truths revealed by violent crime statistics is that blacks and brown-skinned "Hispanics" tend to commit way more violent crime per capita than Whites and Asians. And as White Western countries increasingly get flooded with non-Whites, previously safe White communities are seeing an increase in violent crime. My White best friend unfortunately discovered the joys of our increasing diversity when he was murdered by Mestizo illegal immigrants in supposedly "safe" Fairfax County, Virginia.

u/thatswhatshisaid · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I know I'm late to the game but there's a lot of bad information in this thread. Hopefully you read this. Accidental self-spraying happens if you buy the mist version of pepper spray. Any self-defense instructor worth his/her salt will tell you to NEVER buy mist pepper spray. Buy ones that gives you a concentrated stream output instead of a foggy mist. They shoot farther and give you a lot less chance of collateral damage.

I bought my girlfriend one of these:

u/YoureAMigraine · 1 pointr/flashlight

This: Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/InsaneBASS · 1 pointr/guns

It might be a Streamlight ProTac. They sell them on amazon for cheap with a pressure switch and 2 ways to mount them (rail adapter and sticky tape) also comes with 2 batteries. It’s what i run on my rifle and have had 0 issues over the last 2 years

u/abeardedblacksmith · 1 pointr/ar15
u/Zak · 1 pointr/flashlight

Assuming one of these, that's the best answer. This will outperform LiFePO4 16340s by a significant margin, especially if you use the unprotected Sanyo UR16650ZTA and a 4.35V charger. Of course, it's on you to avoid over-discharging the unprotected battery.

u/Lead_Balloons · 1 pointr/guns

Streamlight ProTac 2L. Just a hair over $100, but is a solid light. Comes with a normal push button and tail that can do strobe, low/high, or high. Only for a rifle or shotgun if you were asking about pistol lights.

u/notaryn · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

NTA. If your getting harassed by a cat caller, introduce them to my little friend.

u/jraychris · 1 pointr/trashy

Fun fact: in America at least anyone can buy a low power taser without any ID or background check or anything. They only cost like $20 or $30 for a good one like this one on Amazon. Nothing that will drop an adult and make them wet themselves, but definitely strong enough to make that filthy Hobbit regret putting they damn toes on your armrest

Edit: fixed link

u/Alfique · 1 pointr/LetsNotMeet

OP, I highly recommend you get something to protect yourself like a [stun gun] ( [This] ( is the one that I have. The little metal bands down the front are electrified too, if someone tried to grab it away from you. Even without having to use it, it makes a very frightening sound. It is a discreet size too and can hang on a belt loop without bringing too much attention to itself, but again, this thing is fierce.

u/wefearchange · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Might be a good idea to buy one of these

u/She_Zoremet · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

My brother gave me a taser when I moved out of the house but I'm afraid of dealing with someone who's already touching me. Does it not backfire if there's skin to skin contact?

It's looks exactly like this, but a different brand.

u/MathDoc1960 · 0 pointsr/writing

What about something in between that completely ends their interaction and their relationship, without seeming exploitative?

She reaches for her rape alarm when he's not taking the hint (perhaps the second time he unhooks her bra after she said not to), in case she needs it to get him to stop. This thing is 140 db, a little louder than a .22LR rifle but continuous, and as loud as a jet engine, or

She reaches for the pepper spray she keeps in her own bedroom, for the same reason.

Either way, she accidentally pulls the pin on the alarm and then can't find the pin she dropped, which is the only way to stop the noise, or she accidentally locks/jams the pepper spray in the "spray" mode so it sprays until it's empty, nearly incapacitating both of them and moderately affecting everyone in the extended shared space.

She's unintentionally announcing to her world that he stepped way over the line, when he wasn't that far over the line, and her roommates will all spend half a day cleaning every wall and surface in their apartment, etc. to remove the spray residue, or explaining to several dozen neighbors and the police that the noise was just an accident. He's mortified, and she's traumatized both by someone she trusted not respecting her limits and by the unwanted drama and attention from everyone in her life.

I like the element of her trying to regain control and then making it into a bigger deal than she wanted, by accident, before she was quite ready to take that step. I also like the idea that such an event would certainly end their interaction and make each of them unwilling to be near the other, without either a rape or a fight scene.

Any thoughts?

u/cerebrus21 · 0 pointsr/news

Peper spray may work and you can definitely spray yourself and someone can still fight through being pepper sprayed or even see it coming and cover their face with their arm. Tasers can work depending on their clothing but requires you to make physical contact with the attacker. You're not always surrounded by a group of friends or have your dog everywhere you go. And dogs have to be trained for attack/defense when most are trained to be pets and companions. The reality is that you can use these non-lethal tools, i have Sabre Red pepper spray on my keychain and can stop a group of people, but sometimes immediatly going for the lethal option will make sense and is the reason why I carry two non lethal devices, pepper spray and a 1000 lumen light, and a ccw pistol because I am not a mind reader or a fortune teller.

Japan has a relatively low violent and is considered odd how low it is. Austraila has more guns now than they did before their ban and they are seeing an increase in firearm crimes as well as the UK.

I cant find the exact study at the moment because I am getting ready to close but here is something that you can read.

u/hoanghuy · 0 pointsr/Entrepreneur

Or! You could buy this Police Strength pepper spray for $7 and resell on the location for $16-$18. When people are afraid, they'd buy what you have to keep them safe. This is another way to capitalize the fear of being robbed while playing Pokemon Go that people got lately.

When you sell power bank, they will ask you about the specs/feature. When you sell pepper spray, you sell them a benefit. It always works better.

u/DisturbedChuToy · 0 pointsr/streetwear

The best suggestions from the other threads were this carhartt pack and rothco pack.

u/MrBlueBelt · 0 pointsr/bjj

A nice Cold Steel Tanto knife.

Great damn knife I'm sure any martial artist would be happy to own. Only $25.

u/CunningMan59 · 0 pointsr/AskMen

This is a good knife for regular daily use.

u/fr0st_bytes · 0 pointsr/homedefense

This is the OC I personally use, but in a smaller canister since I carry it with me. I like this one cause it's one that can be sprayed from any angle, so if a confrontation gets physical, you can spray it upside down if need be. If you're worried about being accurate with your adrenaline pumping, something like this would help that, but it's also gonna cause even more OC to be in the room/area and you'll feel the effects stronger as well. TASER is in fact a brand, but it's basically THE ECW. The TASER Pulse+ is an option, though.

I prefer OC in self defense over the TASER. This is a video showing why. It's a physical confrontation only, not exactly the same situation you're preparing for, but if you ended up having to defend yourself and due to moral or legal obligations, a firearm isn't an option...OC puts baddies on their butt.

Did you say you already had a TASER? Something to keep in mind, some people here suggested gel OC spray...if you spray someone with gel OC, then tase them, there is a chance they catch on fire. Water based OC sprays are the way to go in my opinion. We're not allowed to carry gel based spray for that reason.

u/robotman707 · 0 pointsr/politics

You've clearly never been pepper sprayed with something like the, the capsaicin loaded chemical weapon that Pike was armed with.

If you have, go ahead, tell me your story about how much it tickled. Tell me what it's like. I have been pepper sprayed, and I've had the absolute shit kicked out of me to the point of broken bones, and I've been tased (disclaimer: not enough to shit myself). And I'd avoid them in that order.

u/johndiggity · 0 pointsr/guns
u/TheSynthesizer · -1 pointsr/Portland

Well okay then....but at the same time I ordered it with free shipping no extra costs and it got here in 2 days super cheap, no shipping restrictions. Enough talking wanna spray about it? I think I spent 25 bucks for 3 canisters? You sound poor.

Edit: Here I found you one for 10 bucks, it is pink and has a ribbon.

u/casperrosewater · -1 pointsr/bicycletouring

I use this sabre brand and just hang the elastic strap over my bar grip.

Don't forget it could also be useful against rednecks with guns.

u/TakeMeXenu · -1 pointsr/CCW

I work in the home services field and have been attacked by dogs on 3 occasions.

I used this each time and never ended up with a bite.

I've also used this with same results.

Why the fuck would you shoot a dog if you didn't need to? Why bring that legal shitstorm into your life?

Are you dipshits just chomping at the bit to use your gun in a self defense role? You really need to stop.

I can't imagine pulling my G19 on a stupid dog.

Learn how to use pepper spray. A good pepper spray.

u/joshwa207 · -1 pointsr/flashlight

Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/LogicalAmeoba · -2 pointsr/news

Disagree. If you think it's not at all that effective, order this and upload a video of how it feels. I have tried it on my arms, it BURNS, I can't imagine how bad it would be for eyes.

It's so strong that amazon is not allowed to ship it to a handful of states and is used also by Law Enforcement.

u/Aederrex · -3 pointsr/EDC
u/ycgfyn · -5 pointsr/Seattle

Why was he downtown looking at police records. The guy just needs to carry this for whenever some waste of space tries to bother him. It will drop anyone

u/elsydeon666 · -14 pointsr/news

I am saying what happened is so damn easy and obvious that it is likely a false flag operation.
$9 for a MAGA hat.
$8 for some pepper spray

You can literally do this for $20 and keep the media's story of "MAGA = hate" alive. The hardest part if finding a fall guy, but getting some random homeless dude to do it for $100 isn't hard.

There were some assholes in the MAGA camp. Look at Maxine Waters, who explicitly demanded that people harass Trump officials while they were off-duty.

Update: The guy was one of ours, defending himself from a crowd. That crowd, however, is pushing for the installation of Pelosi as POTUS through Klingon promotion.

That said, it is still so damn easy that it can be a false flag operation.

u/catchlight22 · -17 pointsr/rage

This is why I open-carry an Omega Star-Warrior Stun Baton at night. Don't let the 150k Volts fool you - it's the amps that cause pain.

Also, police-strength pepper gel that shoots up to 18 feet away.

Both, legal to open-carry where I am.

Best thing you can do, short of a firearms license.

EDIT: Everyone must watch that last link - it's fucking hilarious.

EDIT2: Wow, fuck ya'll haters.