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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.

 

Happy Thanksgiving…Be Safe With Personal Savers Pepper Spray

Posted on November 24th, 2011

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Personal Savers would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Keep safe out there while running, jogging, biking or walking with a Personal Savers pepper spray product.  Just don’t spray your family members over the turkey.

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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.

 

 

West Stride now carrying Personal Savers

Posted on June 21st, 2011

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West Stride running store in Atlanta is now carrying the Personal Savers product.  Check out their site at www.weststride.com

West Stride is a specialty running retailer located at the intersection of Northside Parkway and West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. At West Stride, it is our sole mission to help our customers achieve their running and fitness goals, whether it be getting to the starting line for that first 5k or finishing multiple marathons. Through hands-on, attentive customer service and a unique, thorough fitting process our trained and knowledgeable staff is devoted to helping our customers “hit their stride.”

Address:
3517 Northside Parkway #11
Atlanta, GA 30327

Store Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Directions:
From North of Atlanta: Take I-75 South to Exit 256 for Mt. Paran Rd toward Northside Pkwy/US-41. Merge onto Mt. Paran Rd. Turn left at Northside Pkwy. We are about a mile down Northside Pkwy on the left.

From South of Atlanta: Take I-75 North to Exit 255 for Northside Pkwy/US-41 toward W Paces Ferry Rd. Turn left onto Northside Pkwy. We are about half a mile up Northside Pkwy on the right.

A Personal Saver Reminder

Posted on May 25th, 2011

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pepper spray key chains, purchase pepper spray, personal saver, pepper spray for runnersWe wanted everyone to be aware that our general safety product, the Personal Saver can also be used to clip to your fuel belt or fanny pack while your working out.  The Personal Saver pepper spray unit is an ideal running safety device, if you already wear a watch, heart rate monitor or GPS device.   You can simply take off the key ring portion of the Personal Saver, clip it and go.

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Xterra 1/2 and Full Marathon

Posted on February 27th, 2011

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We had chilly morning at the Xterra 1/2 and full marathon running race in Winder, Georgia this Saturday.  Thanks to Tim and everyone at www.dirtyspokes.com for having us to their great event.  If you’ve never done a trail run before, you should check out one of their events.  Personal Savers pepper spray got some great response and a few people are now safer out there while running the trails.  Check out some photos below of the event.

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At the Chattahoochee Challenge

Posted on February 4th, 2011

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If you’re going to be running in the Chattahoochee Challenge in Roswell, Ga next Saturday, make sure to stop by the Personal Savers pepper spray booth and say hello.  We will have all our pepper spray products on display.

Be on the lookout for the Gas flyer

Posted on January 31st, 2011

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At the end of this week you may see these out at a running / jogging trail or bike shop near you.

Personal Savers pepper spray flyer front

Personal Savers pepper spray flyer back

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Pepper Spray Sale

Pepper Spray Sale

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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