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Personal Savers Top 20 Running & Walking Safety Tips

Posted on November 30th, 2011

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Here are our top 20 running and walking safety tips.  If you can follow most of these, your sure to increase your chance of a safe workout.  Please share this on your social network outlets, to help save lives and loved ones.

Safety First With Personal Savers Pepper Spray Products1. First, make sure you’re carrying a Personal Savers safety product, so you have way to defend yourself if your caught of guard.

2. Run in familiar areas. In unfamiliar areas, contact a local running club or store.

3. Practice memorizing license plates or identifying characteristics of strangers.

4. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are.

5. Run against traffic so you can observe approaching automobiles.

6. Do not use earphones while walking, driving, or bicycling. Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes may miss.

7. Wear bright colors and reflective material.

8. Stay in well-lit areas.

9. Avoid unpopulated areas and shortcuts through parks, vacant lots, and other deserted places.

10. Run/walk close to the curb and stay away from parked cars, bushes or doorways where an attacker can hide.

11. Know where open businesses or stores are located in case of emergency.

12. Know the locations of call boxes, emergency blue light phones and telephones along your regular route.

13. Write or leave word of the direction of your run. Tell friends and family of your favorite running routes.

14. Carry ID and a cell phone or change for a phone call.

15. Write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe. Include any medical information.

16. If followed on foot, cross the street, change direction, vary your pace, or walk quickly to well-lit, populated areas. If the follower persists, go to a lighted building and call the Police.

17. If followed by a car, turn and walk in the opposite direction or walk up a well-lit one-way street. If the situation persists, record the license number and call the Police.

18. When being followed by a car, turn and go in the other direction.

19. Avoid danger, but don’t be afraid to scream if it doesn’t avoid you.

20. Trust your gut . . . When in doubt, just get out.

 

A tragic story that could have been prevented

Posted on November 29th, 2011

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This is a very unfortunate incident that could have been prevented with a Personal Savers pepper spray product. Not only would the person being attacked, have had more of a chance to get away but the dogs themselves could have been saved. We at Personal Savers are very proud dog owners and hate to see dogs be put down. Pick up a Personal Savers product for friend or family member for Christmas at our Personal Savers Store.

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Personal Savers pepper spray combo pack specialVALLEY CENTER, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County runner who said he had chunks torn from his legs by pit bulls said he thought he would die during the mauling.

“I was dripping blood from all over — my shirt, socks, shoes,” Richard Garritson, 21, told the San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/vLBHLf) on Monday after undergoing surgery.

Garritson and his brother were attacked by a pack of pit bulls as they jogged on a trail late Sunday afternoon about a mile from their home.

Garritson said he was running ahead of his sister, Meagan Garritson, when at least eight dogs attacked. One bit his leg and a second grabbed his other leg, knocking him down, Garritson said.

He yelled for his sister to run as he tried to fight off the dogs, which surrounded him. They snapped at his legs and arms. One bit him under his armpit.

“I was terrified,” he said. “I thought I was going to die. They just kept biting at my legs and thighs.”

Garritson, who already had run three miles, was running out of energy and yelled for his 20-year-old brother, John Garrison, who grabbed a stick and tried to fend off the dogs.

He also was attacked as the dogs kept rushing between the two brothers, Richard Garritson said.

He said the brothers knew where the dogs lived and they yelled for the owner, who managed to get all but three dogs into the house. The owner finally put a leash on one of the larger dogs and the others broke off the attack, Richard Garritson said.

The brothers walked to a neighbor’s house and a woman there called county sheriff’s deputies.

“We could barely hold ourselves up,” he said.

Richard Garritson, who comes from a family of competitive runners, said his doctor told him that he probably will be able to run again even though he lost chunks from his lower legs.

John Garritson suffered less serious bites to his legs. Their two sisters and a 9-year-old niece were not attacked.

Four dogs, all 7-month-old pit bull mixes, were destroyed at the owner’s request, county animal control Lt. Dan DeSousa said.

The department continues to investigate and will decide whether to pursue charges against the owner, he said.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.signonsandiego.com

Sunday morning moutain bike ride

Posted on November 27th, 2011

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Cycle Saver pepper spray for biking

Chad's bike (owner of Personal Savers)

We just returned from our Personal Savers Sunday morning moutian bike ride.  No wild animal attacks but riding with the Cycle Saver pepper spray unit, we are safe as can be out on the trails.

Make sure to pick up a Cycle Saver at our online store for your Fall/Winter mountain bike rides.  Personal Savers will have your back on your next cycling adventure.

 

Wal-Mart shoppers hit by pepper spray describe chaos

Posted on November 26th, 2011

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Customers leave Wal-Mart in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, where… (Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times)

Personal Savers wanted to warn people of crazy shoppers out there this holiday season.  Better pick up your own Personal Saver for self defense.

November 25, 2011|By Times staff writers | Los Angeles Times

Matthew Lopez went to the Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch on Thursday night for the Black Friday sale but instead was caught in a pepper-spray attack by a woman who authorities said was “competitive shopping.”

Lopez described a chaotic scene in the San Fernando Valley store among shoppers looking for video games soon after the sale began.

“I heard screaming and I heard yelling,” said Lopez, 18. “Moments later, my throat stung. I was coughing really bad and watering up.”

Lopez said customers were already in the store when a whistle signaled the start of Black Friday at 10 p.m., sending shoppers hurtling in search of deeply discounted items.

By the time Lopez arrived at the video games, the display had been torn down. Employees attempted to hold back the scrum of shoppers and pick up merchandise even as customers trampled the video games and DVDs strewn on the floor.

“It was absolutely crazy,” he said.

Another customer said screams erupted after about a hundred people waiting in line to snag Xbox gaming consoles and Wii video games got into a shoving match.

Alejandra Seminario, 24, said she was waiting in line to grab some toys at the store around 9:55 p.m. when people the next aisle over started shouting and ripping at the plastic wrap encasing gaming consoles, which was supposed to be opened at 10 p.m.

“People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray,” the Selmar resident said. “I guess what triggered it was people started pulling the plastic off the pallets and then shoving and bombarding the display of games. It started with people pushing and screaming because they were getting shoved onto the boxes.”

The pepper spray wafted through the air, Seminario said, and she breathed some in and started coughing. Her face also started itching.

“I did not want to get involved. I was too scared. I just stayed in the toy aisle,” she said.

By the time she and her husband, 27-year-old Cesar Seminario, got to the cash register 20 minutes later with a Wii gaming console and some Barbie dolls, the air was still smelling of pepper spray, she said.

Wal-Mart employees were taking statements from about eight customers who had been pepper sprayed near the front of the store, Seminario said. “After we paid, we saw five that were in really bad shape,” she said. “They had been sprayed in the face, it looked like, and they had swelling of the face, really extreme swelling of face, redness, coughing.”

Nakeasha Contreras, 20, of North Hollywood, arrived at midnight and hadn’t heard what happened. Even if she had, she said, she wouldn’t have been bothered: “I don’t care. I’m still getting my TV. I’ve never seen Wal-Mart so crazy, but I guess it could have been worse.”

Grizzly No Match for Jack Hanna, Pepper Spray

Posted on November 22nd, 2011

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We thought this was a interesting article.   Grab  your Cycle Saver for moutain biking or Personal Saver or Wrist Saver for hiking today!

So maybe most of us won’t be accompanied by an expert wildlife handler when we go exploring in the woods. But we can
learn something from Jack Hanna–– carry pepper spray!

Last Saturday, Hanna, his wife and a few others were hiking
through Montana’s Glacier National Park when they spotted a mother
bear and two cubs. The grizzly family began to approach the group, but Hanna
expertly guided them to talk loudly and back up.

The mother and one cub passed by finally. But the other youngin’ wasn’t
having any guests. Before they knew it 125 lbs of bear cub was barreling down
upon them.

“At about 30 feet, I unload my pepper spray, and the wind takes it,” he told
The Columbus Dispatch in
his characteristically dramatic style.

Oh, but the bear wasn’t scared.

“Then I unload the second spray,” he said.

Alas, the bear keeps coming.

“Then the third time I unload that pepper spray right in his face.”
Finally!

Hanna claims he’s carried pepper spray for the past 15 years, just for
reasons like this, but has never had to use it. Ironically, too, he had just
filmed a public service announcement encouraging people to protect themselves by
carrying pepper spray rather than guns, even though the latter is now allowed in
national parks.

Even if he were to carry a gun, he thinks it would have been a pretty tough
feat to take the bear down with a firearm.

“There’s no way I could hit that bear with a gun,” Hanna said.

So pepper spray is the way. Good thing he took his own advice

The All New Social Corner

Posted on November 17th, 2011

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We just launched a new section on the Personal Savers site called the Social Corner.  We look forward to connecting with everyone and keeping everyone informed on what’s happening a Personal Savers.  It’s great way to keep up to date on all our new pepper spray and safety products for running, jogging, walking, hiking, biking or skating.

Owners of Personal Savers complete the Atlanta Marathon

Posted on November 8th, 2011

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We can now say the Wrist Saver and Personal Saver units can hold up to an official marathon.  Personal Savers owners Derek Downing and Chad Smith completed the Atlanta Marathon around the 4 hour marker with their Wrist Saver and Personal Saver’s clipped on their fuel belts in tacked.  After 26.2 miles of pounding the pavement and promoting safety,  both units were ready to keep the guys safe at the finish line.

Personal Savers would like to thank the Atlanta Marathon and Atlanta Track Club for puttting on such a wonderful running event.

You can purchase both products at the Personal Savers online store.  Buy the Wrist Saver pepper spray Buy the Personal Saver pepper spray

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Personal Savers owners Derek Downing and Chad Smith at the finish of the 2011 Atlanta Marathon.

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Persaonl Savers owner Chad Smith running under the Olympic Rings in the 2011 Atlanta Marathon.

 

 

Give Personal Savers a cheer at the Atlanta Marathon

Posted on October 28th, 2011

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If your running or watching the Atlanta Marathon this weekend, give the owners of Personal Savers a cheer.  We will be sporting the below Personal Savers running shirt design.  We will also be wearing the Wrist Saver and Personal Saver pepper spray products to show everyone along our journey through Atlanta.  If your a runner, jogger or walker, these are must have products for your safety.
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Women’s Running Magazine recommends Personal Savers for active women.

Posted on October 23rd, 2011

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Women’s Running Magazine features the Personal Savers pepper spray product line in their October 2011 issue.

 PERSONAL SAVERS PORTABLE PEPPER SPRAY

Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way active women can protect themselves.   The canisters come in three different styles, each made specifically for running, walking or cycling.  Extracted from cayenne peppers, the spray causes an attacker’s senses to temporarily shut down so you’ll have time to get away.  The lightweight design offers a special holster for easy access and an LED light.

Womens Runing Magazine features Wrist Saver pepper spray

Womens Running Magazine features Personal Savers pepper spray

A Great Cycle Saver Review

Posted on September 6th, 2011

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Check out the recent review of the Cycle Saver on Ozark Bike Trails by CLICK HERE

The Review:

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I actually really like dogs, but I don’t like big scary ones chasing me in the middle of nowhere. One of the trails I love to ride is the Frisco Highline trail. Its a awesome trail that travels through a few cities and then ventures off into some kinda scary areas. Lets just say if I was to have an issue i’m not sure how long it would be before someone found me. Well its trails like this that got me thinking about some sort of protection device. I wanted something small and simple. I also wanted something that would protect me but not kill an animal or leave it blind. I have zero interest in guns or anything radical like that. So i decided on a system that Personal Savers makes for bicycles.

Its a really slick system that is very light and simple. Mounting it on my bike took about a minute. The mount is so small that I will just leave it on my bike even on days I don’t take the actual pepper spray. The mount itself holds a 1/2 ounce bottle of some serious pepper spray. It is enough for 10-20 10 foot shots. I think this would be a big deterrent to someone who was messing with me.

I have only had the mount and spray a few weeks but I have to say it has made me feel more confident when i am out on late night rides. Its a really great little system that does exactly what I need it to do. Luckily I haven’t needed to try out the actual pepper spray but i am sure it will work great when I need it. Personal Savers also make some other models for runners, skiers, hikers. They make a quality product! Check them out if you are looking for some peace of mind.

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Reviews


Women's Running Magazine

Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way active women can protect themselves...
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Bonnie Dewkett - The Joyful Organizer

I wore this for running and while I was worried it was going to be bulky and uncomfortable, I really forgot I had it on...
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Jenny Hadfield - Runners World, Active.com

A product even McGyver would be proud of, Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way you protect yourself while enjoying your favorite activities...
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About Personal Savers


The idea for Personal Savers was born in 1995 by Derek Downing and Chad Smith, two national and world champion professional inline speed skaters. While training on the open roads in Georgia, they always came across unruly drivers and stray dogs nipping at their feet. Derek's father David Downing owned an in house pepper spray business that sold to police forces worldwide which helped spark the idea of the original Wrist Saver.

The original Wrist Saver was a crude version of itself today but the concept to keep people safe while being active was born. That idea grew into an actual company, but with the strains of traveling for competitions the business was put on hold...
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