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Saturday, September 20

How To Stay Safe On Campus & At Home.

I teamed up with Sabre today to share with everyone what I count to be super helpful when it comes to personal safety - at home and while out.

My city isn't the worst in the country, but I'm still a tiny girl living in an old house in the middle of downtown. I also watch a ton of scary movies so I'm kind of always on edge about being alone or running outside with my headphones in (thanks, Last House On the Left). So when Sabre was looking for people to share their products, I raised my hand immediately (well, sent an email, which is basically the internet version).

I got these three products in the mail a few days later, and both my dad and myself were SO excited about all of it!


There's a practice spray (on the left), a keychain pepper spray (in the middle), and a house/dorm kit including a window alarm, door alarm, and keychain alarm (on the right). Statistically speaking, 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted on their college campus every year, and Sabre is doing its best to provide students with the tools and knowledge they need to help prevent it. And I would definitely say that these three things are a good start.

My favorite is the pepper spray for my keychain, but I also love the door alarm. If I'm ever home alone, I'll definitely put it under my front door because it is LOUD if it's hit with the door while it's being opened! 




The pepper spray is tiny enough that you can hold it in your hand while running and it's not a hindrance to anything you're doing. Holding your phone in one hand and the pepper spray in the other is a great way to help keep yourself safer. If needed, you could spray an attacker and have 911 on the phone almost immediately after, and you'll probably already have your phone anyway since most people listen to music while running.

I believe that it is so so SO important to be prepared for anything, and I'm impressed by the variety that Sabre has in their products. Even more than that, they'll also send someone to your campus to talk about personal safety education! All you have to do is email them at dana@3rdcoastpr.com to schedule an interview.

And if you're looking for a way to connect with them on a social media level, they'd love to hear from you!


I don't know about all of you guys, but having even one of these products makes me feel better about both my solitary runs and living in a house that has hardwood floors that make me think I'm hearing footsteps all the time. 


How do you stay safe while alone?

Happy Saturday! :)

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35 comments:

  1. A pepper spray was the first thing my mom gave when I moved out for college! Thankfully, I haven't had the need to use it, but I feel so much safer with it! Great post!

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    1. Yes! My dad gave me a smaller one and a flashlight when I left. ;) They're great just to make you feel better when you're alone!

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  2. I should have had this when I lived in the city. I had a big maglite that I carried when I got out of my car to walk up from the parking lot to my apartment to hit someone with it in case they tried to mug me.

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    1. Right on, girl! I try to keep something with me at all times. Before I got this, I would hold my key in between my fingers pointed out to jab if I didn't have anything else.

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  3. i live in london and i always bring a pepper spray wih me
    never needed to use it, but it is nice to know peppie is here with me

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    1. I agree completely. Also, I love that you call it peppie. Hahaha. That's amazing.

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  4. I'm definitely going to buy one of these

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  5. omg this is so awesome i actually need one of these

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  6. This is very helpful. Remember to be aware of your surrounding so you may be able to avoid the problems before you need the pepper spray once a car that had been at the shopping mall when we left turned up on my friends street so we went back to the mall as not to lead them to were we lived.

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    1. Absolutely. I try my best to be observant when driving/walking/running/etc to make sure that no one is following me.

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  7. A person should always be alert & aware of the people who are around them when out in public. I believe that all women should know how to protect themselves. This spray would be nice to have on hand!

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    1. Totally! This spray is great to just throw in my purse with everything else!

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  8. I'm going to buy the pepper spray! I watch Forensic Files everyday and it makes me a nervous wreck! But at least they always catch the bad guy!

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    1. True! I'm a HUGE SVU fan so I feel the same way!

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  9. Having my new apt in these woods practically and so dark ..this is a great set to start with and love the
    alarms too .those are a must .I have so many acres and access to my apt and no one would see
    thank you so much for sharing

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    1. Yeesh! I watch so many scary movies that I would freak myself out all the time! I'm glad I could help.

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  10. I also carry a pepper spray in purse wherever I go!

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  11. Where did you find that apartment kit? I need one of those.

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  12. These are great products and the message is very timely. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. My daughter has one at college, but now I've made a "mental note," to ask her if she carries it!

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  14. Pepper spray is a must have in my household. Carry in my purse.

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  15. Thankyou, so much, for this great advice.I will be passing it on to my daughter who's just started uni. i've not seen any other blogs with this sort of thing so well done for thinking of doing something nobody else has, and that could, potentially save lives, and at the very least give women the tools and knowledge to stay safer.

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  16. Good article on safety. Pepper spray is always in my pocket when I leave the house

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