UK Legal Pepper Spray Alternative for Women

UK Legal Pepper Spray
Alternative For Women

UK legal peppers spray

Firstly, the facts of life... It is illegal, under UK law, to carry a knife, a gun or even a stick to help protect yourself from being attacked.

Many women get attacked each year here in the UK and it doesn't matter whether it's late at night, in the middle of London or in a quiet village, the risk is very real and a very frightening and traumatic experience that will stick with you for the rest of you life.

woman with no farb gel defence spray

There's only really 3 main reasons a woman gets attacked:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Robbery

Each one can have dire consequences and some can leave permanent damage both physically and mentally, leaving you to live with the thought of how you could have prevented the attack in the first place...

farb defence spray with woman and man stalking

There are a multitude of scenarios that lead to an attack on women, combine that with a thousand different situations and times and places - they all add up to the fact you never really know when an attack may happen.

You rarely know the frame of mind the attacker is in and the motives that have lead up to you being the victim.

With so many variables how are you supposed to tell the good from the bad, the muggers from the helpers and the scumbags that think they can prey on women for simply walking down the street.

There are, actually, a few very simple things you can do to help prevent an attack - the number 1 and most obvious is 'to not be there in the first place'...!

If you avoid going out, by yourself, in darkness [or even daylight sometimes] then the risk is not even there. But we all know this is not always possible or a realistic choice. When you do go out at night, try to be with friends, male and female, at all times.

Don't Be A Target

farb gel defence choosing a different route


For whatever reason, if you have to travel alone then vary your route home and travelling at different times. This will make you an unpredictable target - you no longer become a 'creature of habit' and severely reduces the risk of becoming the stalkers dream victim who always passes by this dark alley at exactly the same time each night...

We are all very much creatures of habit, which makes us complacent and drop our guard when it is most needed. 

Spacial Awareness

Be aware of your surrounding and the people around you - who's in your space, do you feel comfortable and are you boxed in with no escape route if you needed to get away. Always try to ensure you have a 'Plan B'

Become 'People Aware'

If you have your head buried in your mobile phone, busy texting someone, then you have no idea who is around you, who's looking at you and who has been following you for the last half hour..!! FACT....

farg gel defence spray with woman being stalked by a man

If you are someone who walks down the street with your nose buried in your phone:
STOP IT RIGHT NOW.!

This is a very dangerous pastime.

Yes, you may have just got off the train with a hundred other people and started walking home, but where are they now.?

You suddenly realise you have been walking, alone, mindlessly unaware that it's just you and someone following quite closely behind - you don't know who, whether a man or woman, young or old, big or small.... No Idea....!

What Is The Solution?

Possibly the best defence is simply be aware of your surroundings and who's in them, as well as, don't put yourself in a dangerous situation if at all possible.
Simple awareness can heighten your ability to predict if a situation is safe or not and give you the advantage of a couple of seconds to react prior to that attack.

What Defence Can You Use?

The UK Laws state that you can use reasonable force in order to defend yourself against an attacker OR if you think an attack is about to take place OR you are threatened enough to make you think you are about to be attacked.

So you can defend yourself - but with what..? 

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Unless you are a trained in martial arts or unarmed combat the idea of fighting off an attacker is quite daunting for any woman.

Regardless of the fact that you may be trained in some type of self defence, fighting off an attacker is still a big ask for the average woman to do.

Even a trained man can easily get into difficultly and sustain severe injuries when in a self defence situation.

Your Main Defence Is To Be Aware,
And Pre-Empt The Attack Before It Can Start

This is where a defence spray comes in - A spray that can be used, similar to pepper spray, that will stop an attacker and render that attack useless for those valuable seconds needed for you to make an escape and be gone before they know what's happened.

These defence sprays are perfectly legal in the UK and are known as a Self Defence Spray Criminal Identifier

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Based on the pepper spray theory they omit a stream of red spray, * not a thin spray like paint, but a consistent, heavy stream that reaches up to 4 metres.
The spray will temporarily mark the attackers skin and clothes.
They  contain a dye that makes them instantly recognisable to the police for up to 7 days after, and is almost impossible to wash off for the first few days.

*  Video Showing Spray In Action

I own several of these sprays and as you can see in the video, I have gone so far as to test them out on myself.
It was not a pleasant experience and there was no way I could of carried on with an attack - I simply could not see where I was going!
The red Farb Gel spray sticks to everything and an attacker would be totally disorientated for those few vital seconds, once sprayed in the face.

All the sprays are compact enough to fit in a pocket or use the belt clip and as simple to use as spraying some perfume.
All it takes is being aware of your situation and being prepared to take action.

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Steve Hart UK Prepper

Without a defence spray in your hand you have no real defence, however, with a disorientated attacker you gain vital seconds to make an escape.

If your attacker can't see you, then they can't attack you... 

The whole thing goes full circle now, and we get right back to spacial and people awareness - and if you feel threatened or an attack is likely, you can defend yourself in this way, and make an escape. 

I hope this article on the "UK Legal Pepper Spray Alternative for Women" has spurred you on to get some for yourself and your family - I highly recommend it.

Happy Prepping Folks,
Steve

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    • Penny Ashby on October 11, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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    Are these spray cans a “one off” dose?

    • Albert on August 21, 2018 at 8:40 am
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    According to https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q589.htm
    The moment this spray is directed at someone’s eyes it becomes an offensive weapon due to its injury causing effect, albeit temporarily. That said, I too would feel far more at ease knowing my daughters were carrying this spray when out in public, especially in London.

    1. Hi Albert,
      It is not an offensive weapon if used in defence against an attacker..
      You have a right to defend yourself using whatever means you like, providing it is proportional to the attack.
      This spray does not cause harm or injury, it simply provides an identifying mark on the attacker.
      Unlike paint, deodorant, perfume or similar, it sprays a concentrated gel dye upto 4 mtrs away, but will do less damage than any of them.
      It is designed to give you those precious seconds to make an escape. Not to injure or main someone.
      If I walked up to someone and battered them with a feather duster, then that’s an offensive weapon and assault..!
      There has never been anyone taken to court over this, as it would never get that far.
      Yes, you may get some over enthusiastic copper confiscate it from you, thinking he knows all the laws, but you’d get it back the next day as soon as the desk sargent looked at it.

    • Jillian on May 30, 2018 at 6:37 am
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    Are you allowed to carry this on the tube or train?

    1. Yes, of course.
      Same way as you can carry perfume, nail scissors, umbrella, can of paint etc etc.
      All these can be used as weapons if needed.
      But none of them are self defence weapons as such.
      The same applies to this criminal identifier spray. It is not a self defence weapon.
      Take time to read the article again – the most important think to remember is to be alert and aware of whats going on around you,
      It is perfectly OK to carry in public, and hopefully you’re not daft enough to go around telling people you’ve got a can of self defence spray on you!
      Hope this helps.

        • ann on August 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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        of course it is a form of self defence to me self defence is anything that renders someone incapacitated even for a few seconds but enough for me to run run run….he (author) has already explained this product is Legal….unlike your umbrella what good that would be but blow away i don’t know….and as for nail scissors who carries them ? it would require very very close bodily contact with nail scissors (daft idea) and perfume…who carries perfume in their pocket? again the attacker would have to be very very close to you to get spayed because the spray would evaporate into the atmosphere…as a woman I think this website is very good and worth looking at for protection, especially in this day and age.

    • Michele on April 26, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    My husband brought me this spray about a year ago and it’s put into my jacket pocket every morning that I take my dog out for a walk. We live in a lovely village but I am aware that on some of my routes I am out of sight of houses and other dog walkers, I feel a lot happier knowing that I have it to hand just in case unfortunately I need to use it, least they could be identified in a line up quite easily. More of this sort of product should be brought to market purely for self defence purposes only, let’s just hope they legalise ones that actually stings when sprayed. I am one happy safer lady for this product. Thank you.

    • Lurker on March 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm
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    With respect, it is illegal to carry any item with the intention of using it as a defensive or offensive weapon within the UK. Carrying this spray with the intention of using in the future as a weapon (there is no definition in law tmk for a “defensive” weapon) to injure an assailant does not constitute reasonable force as its use has been premeditated.

    1. You are perfectly correct there Lurker, obviously this spray meets all the requirements to make it legal to carry, but if you are daft enough to go around spraying people it becomes a weapon.
      Everything becomes a weapon if used in that manner.

      The principle element of this spray is as a criminal identifier in an attack, as well as that, by using such a spray identifier you also give yourself precious seconds to make an escape.
      I would like to think that no one in there right mind is going to turn round to a police officer and say ‘I’m carrying a spray self defence weapon’.!

      End of the day it’s down to you whether you carry one or not.
      I feel a lot better knowing my daughters have them, and have been shown what to do in case of trouble.
      They do not advertise that fact, nor wold they be daft enough to tell anyone it’s a self defence weapon.

      However, I do take your point and if you have misunderstood, then so could others, so I will adjust the article to clarify this.

      All the best, Steve.
      UKpreppersGuide.co.uk

    • Mary on January 17, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    Hi! I’m visiting the U.K. alone next month and I want to buy this. Is it legal to carry onto a plane? Have you ever done it? I’m struggling to find information. thanks!

    1. Hi Mary,
      I would NOT put it in your hand luggage.
      Instead put in your main hold luggage – it is the same as any other deodorant spray then.

        • Duracell on February 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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        personally, since the law’s here are so bad instead if pepper spray which is considered a firearm i just carry a spray full of battery acid so that when the police come it still isn’t a firearm and i won’t get as big of a punishment for melting their face into nothing rather than simply spray them with some pepper spray.

          • Ms Common Sense on February 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm
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          What a truly ridiculous response. Battery acid. Wake up fool. Supposing you get splashed with it, or attacked with your own weapon. Knob head. And you’ll probably find it is illegal coz it causes real harm.

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