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  •  Better than mace (9+ / 0-)

    I think, cheap and available, is wasp spray. It will shoot 20 feet and is totally debilitating.

    Ceiling Cat rules....srsly.

    by side pocket on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:55:05 PM PST

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    •  If it is totally debilitating, that might be a (2+ / 0-)
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      DSPS owl, side pocket

      great choice, but does anyone really know how effective it would be for this purpose. My degree is in Entomology and I'm expert in Toxicology (as an academic, not clinician) and I don't know what the effects of consumer wasp spray might be on someone. I'd not want to find out that it just pisses off a murderous intruder. Is there someone who REALLY knows what wasp spray can do and if it's worth betting your life on it? Mace, pepper spray and pistols etc. are all fully vetted and dependable for this purpose. I'd hate to risk my life on wasp spray.

      "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

      by pengiep on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:51:29 PM PST

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      •  It's recommend for defense for women w stalkers (0+ / 0-)

        It is easy to aim accurately into someone's face & they will need medical treatment for their eyes & nose at least.

        Besides the actual labelled toxin, the solvent carrier is toxic & sticky to skin. Plus the smell doesn't wash off easily & there's much less blow back to worry about, esp. in a confined space.

        And you don't need a permit to own or carry it & your neighbors wont be freaked out when you practice with it.

        Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

        by CA wildwoman on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:26:36 PM PST

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    •  Excellent (4+ / 0-)

      and a damned site cheaper.  Thanks, side pocket.  Of course, my wasp spray is 40 miles away at the lake.  I'll pick some up tomorrow -- good for those amazing drilling bees I hope.  The ones that make a perfect something diameter cut in wood.  

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:02:29 PM PST

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