A Guide To Improvised Weaponry: How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got

A Guide To Improvised Weaponry: How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got

by Terry Schappert, Adam Slutsky


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As featured in Men's Fitness and on Fox News

Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes—and even a dirty diaper!

A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With A Guide to Improvised Weaponry, you'll know how to protect yourself—even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this book teaches you how to turn your lipstick, your wristwatch—even the shoes on your feet—into strategic self-defense tools. Traditional weapons can be expensive, dangerous, and in the blur of an attack, easily turned against you, but with his life-saving advice, you can avoid these risks and defend yourself by deploying the hidden tactical uses of 100 ordinary items.

Whether you're out grocery shopping, riding in an elevator, or enjoying a stroll through the park, A Guide to Improvised Weaponry shows you how to control your environment and become your own bodyguard—ready and able to act when you need to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440584725
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 04/03/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,020,018
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Terry Schappert is a Green Beret and Master Sergeant in the US Army Special Forces, and an expert on small arms, demolition, military tactics, and combat medicine. He has hosted a number of combat and adventure shows on television, including Shark Attack Survival Guide for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and has traveled the world for two seasons of the Discovery survival series, Dude, You’re Screwed. He is the author of A Guide to Improvised Weaponry. Visit his website at TerrySchappert.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Green Beret Way 9

2 × 4 11

Aerosol Can 13

Ashtray 15

Bag of Dog Poop 17

Barrette/Bobby Pin 19

Baseball Cap 21

Billfold/Wallet 23

Billiard Ball 25

Blanket 27

Book of Matches 29

Bottle of Hot Sauce 30

Bouquet of Flowers 32

Bowling Ball 34

Broom/Mop 36

Candle 38

Candy Bar 40

Car Antenna 42

Car Keys 44

Cellphone 46

Ceramic Plate 48

Chain 50

Chopsticks 52

Clipboard 54

Coffee Mug 56

Coffeepot 58

Comb (Plastic) 60

Corkscrew 61

Crutches 63

Cue Stick 65

Dirty Diaper 67

Dish Soap 69

Disposable Razor 70

Dog Leash 72

Drinking Straw 74

Duct Tape/Electrical Tape 76

Extension Cord 78

Eyeglasses/Sunglasses 80

Fire Extinguisher 82

Flashlight 84

Fork (Metal) 86

Frisbee 88

Frying Pan 90

Garbage Can 92

Golf Bag 94

Guitar 97

Hairbrush 99

Hammer 101

Handful of Coins 103

High Heels 105

Ice Scraper 107

Jumper Cables 109

Laptop Computer 111

Light Bulb 113

Lighter 115

Lipstick/Lip Balm 117

Mirror (Handheld) 119

Nail File/Emery Board 121

Newspaper 123

Oven Mitt 125

Paper Clip 127

Pen/Pencil 129

Pillow/Pillowcase 131

Ping-Pong Paddle 133

Pizza Box (with Pizza Inside) 135

Plastic Bag/Garbage Bag 137

Plunger 139

Pocketbook 141

Poker Chips/Casino Chips 143

Powder Puff 145

PVC Pipe 147

Quart of Oil 149

Rearview Mirror 151

Roll of Toilet Paper 153

Rolling Pin (American Style) 155

Rope 157

Rubber Band 159

Safety Pin 161

Salad Tongs 163

Salt 165

Scarf/Necktie 166

Scuba Tank 167

Seat Belt 169

Shoehorn 171

Shopping Cart 173

Sneakers/Shoes 175

Socks 177

Staple Puller 179

T-shirt 181

Takeout Container (with Food Inside) 183

Thumbtacks 184

Toothbrush 186

Towel 187

Turkey Baster 188

TV Remote Control 190

Tweezers 191

Umbrella 193

Water Bottle 195

Windshield Wiper 196

Wire Coat Hanger 198

Wristwatch 200

Afterword 202

Glossary of Terms 203

Index 204

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