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Wasp spray is awesome. After my friend was stung about 30 times after an inadvertent interaction with a yellow jacket nest, I never camp in the warmer months without it.
Interesting... You saying wasp spray can be deadly to mammals?I carry and have my CHL. Interesting note is that at the class for CHL we had a woman that was a police officer but no loner associated. She said that she was taught that wasp spary worked better than pepper spray. Much more range and can be deadly or damageing. That is why self-defense people will not come out and recommend it.
Since then I always have a can in my camping gear bug-out bag. Heck, never know when I'm attacked by wasps
I've gotten hit by a bit of spray while using it for its intended purpose...just a few parts per million were enough to make me dizzy, vomitty, and pretty much useless for about an hour.Interesting... You saying wasp spray can be deadly to mammals?
Here are four people (the first that popped up on google) that weren't as lucky:I've traveled and camped in areas around the world for almost 50 years.
I have never found myself in a situation where firearms might have helped
deter a threat.
I tried to search for news stories on all the millions of people who didn't die during their camping trips, but couldn't find any.Here are four people (the first that popped up on google) that weren't as lucky:
According to the CDC, the rate of firearm deaths among children under age 15 is almost 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined. American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and nine times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in these other countries
When researchers studied the 30,000 accidental gun deaths of Americans of all ages that occurred between 1979-1997, they found that preschoolers aged 0-4 were 17 times more likely to die from a gun accident in the 4 states with the most guns versus the 4 states with the least guns. Likewise, school kids aged 5-14 were over 13 times more at risk of accidental firearm death in the states with high gun ownership rates. The findings indicate that gun availability is associated with accidental death by shooting
This is a controversial subject. Many people feel safer when they have a gun at hand. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)* has reviewed the current medical research on the subject and concluded that if you have children, it is safer not to have a gun in your home
What if I've taught my kids not to touch a gun if they find one?
A number of studies, suggest that even kids who are trained not to touch guns can't resist, and that parents have unrealistic expectations about their kids' behavior around guns. That's why parents are encouraged to keep guns unloaded and locked separately from ammunition , and to ask about guns at the houses where their children play. Here are links to the full text or abstracts of the studies:
And I've said this before... I'm not anit-gun. I am interested in them as a technological device. I want to get one, but mostly for TEOTWAWKI reasons. But as a home defense, or camping defense tool, I struggle to see how they would be useful if they are all locked up, as required to keep my kids safe.How can I keep my child safe from gun injury?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the best way to keep your child or teen safe from gun injury or death, is to never have a gun in your home, especially not a handgun.
For those who know the dangers of guns, but still keep a gun in the home, each of the following four measures helps protect children and teens from accidental firearm injury and suicide :
Keep the gun locked
Keep the gun unloaded
Store the ammunition locked
Store the ammunition in a separate place from the gun