Wow...I knew you guys would come thru with the goods!
Pepper Spray looks like a must-own...
David & Darby your stories were entertaining and helped me make the choice to get some spray, for sure....thanks!
That Pat Crawford staff is sure enough tactical and that guy's got good taste-- hiking in a tux
...thank you Paul
Blerv, I totally do not want to have to get close enough to any critter to be able to employ the Matriarch, but our thinking is totally in alignment as far as having something with a great utility:size ratio...hey, why NOT carry a knife? it almost disappears
Hoosier, I never knew about the Sjambok before you referenced it...been researching it ever since, fascinating stuff...much like a blade, it is negligible in mass & can be folded up...again I ask? why not have one in your "toolbox"...seems like a good option to keep critters at range. As for Cold Steel, I notice Lynn Thompson is passionate about what he's into, and it's infectious-- kudos to that!
Not a golfer, so that would entail purchasing something I'd never use for its intended purpose, but the thought was good...
Again, thanks & keep the ideas flowing...I'm enjoying soaking them in!