Archive for April, 2007

Expanded Wildfire 18% Pepper Spray Line

Posted by Rob on Saturday, 28 April, 2007

We are excited to announce that we have just expanded our extremely popular Wildfire 18% Pepper Spray line.

Wildfire 18% pepper spray is hot, hot, hot. Wildfire is 18% Oleoresin Capsicum (OC)…a derivative of 3 Million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Wildfire pepper spray now comes in five sizes: 1/2 oz, 1.5 oz, 4 oz, 9 oz and 16 oz.

Pepper Spray Primer:

The “heat” or “hotness” of chili peppers and consequently pepper sprays is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU) or the Scoville scale, named after the American chemist Wilbur Scoville. The presence of the chemical capsaicin is responsible for this pleasant or unpleasant degree of heat, depending on if you are talking to a hot wings connoisseur or an assailant with pepper spray dripping from his face.

For all you culinary folks or chili eaters, a sweet bell pepper is rated 0, containing no capsaicin. A pimento or pepperoncini is only mildly spicier with a 100-500 SHU rating. Green pepper Tabasco sauce may yield 600-800, regular pepper Tabasco at 2500- 5000, and super spicy habanero Tabasco sauce topping out at 7000-8000 SHU. Widely popular jalapeno peppers rate around 2500-8000.
BAM! Pure cayenne pepper will pack enough capsaicin to reach 30,000-50,000, compared to more exotic 50,000-80,000 Thai peppers. Speaking of more exotic peppers, a Naga Jolokia pepper from India ranges from 850,000 to 110,000 and a Dorset Naga may reach 1,600,000 SHU, or 1.6 million units of fiery mouth burning hotness!

Capsaicin in its purest form has a Scoville rating that ranges from 15,000,000 to 16,000,000. Yes, that reads 16 million! The standard grade pepper sprays in the US usually achieve 2 to 5 million SHUs.

Pepper sprays are inflammatory, unlike Mace which is an irritant. Inflammatory agents will cause immediate closure of the eyes and will induce coughing, choking and nausea. Temporary blindness due to dilation of the eyes and the mucous membranes will swell up, effectively preventing all but life support breathing.

The effects may last from 20-45 minutes depending on the pepper spray’s strength. Popular pepper spray products, such as Pepper Shot are rated at 10% strength, boasting a SHU of 2 million. The Wildfire 18% contains enough Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) to achieve nearly 3 million Scoville Heat Units of stopping power. Bear strength Guard Alaska requires a higher concentration for those that venture into the woods, with at least a 20% concentration of capsicum firepower.

There are even triple action self defense sprays incorporating OC pepper, CN tear gas, and a UV marking dye. This potent combination sends your assailant into an uncontrollable fit of coughing and choking while his eyes are slammed shut. The CS tear gas causes a profuse tearing to the already affected eyes, as well as an intense burning sensation to the face. The UV marking dye marks the assailant and may assist in identification once apprehended.

Conveniently, many pepper sprays come on key chains. This is a good idea since most people will usually have their keys with them. But don’t forget about the times you don’t have your keys. The small investment in additional pepper spray may save your life or the life of a loved one! Then you will also always have your pepper spray within easy reach. You can also find covert pepper spray products such as pepper batons (kubotans), pepper pagers, lipstick spray, Stunning Ring, and hand weight Hot Walkers for walking and jogging. Pepper spray is also sold in gel stream formulas instead of liquid sprays. Gels have the advantages of longer distance, stronger pepper, very sticky on the target’s face and less contaminating overspray.

However, the best, strongest, and farthest ranged pepper spray in the world will amount to the SHU rating of that bell pepper if you fail to do three simple things: purchase some pepper spray, carry your pepper spray wherever you go and practice using it. This means buying extra pepper spray and actually “waste” it by discharging practice sprays to gauge the range of your product and improve your spraying accuracy. If you are going to under shoot or hit the wall next to an attacker, you mind as well pack your pockets with pimentos. Of course, with the affordability of peppered self defense products and the peace of mind you gain by being prepared, if you do ever find yourself in a pepper, err pickle… you can hardly consider it a waste.

For more information on a wide range of personal protection products such as pepper sprays, stun guns and more, please check out:

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Don’t be afraid to spice up your self defense, stay safe and be prepared!

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Face-to-Face with Danger

Posted by Rob on Friday, 27 April, 2007

I just read a news article about a local farmer who had a brush with an couple unwanted guests. He was tending his farm this past Sunday, spraying some weeds and otherwise taking care of his normal activities. Nothing out of the ordinary. It was partly sunny and cool that day, rather pleasant to say the least.

Not really paying attention he was walking along, whistling a familiar tune. As he was walking he leaned over to pick up a flat rock and skipped it along the path in front of him. All of the sudden he got the feeling someone was watching him. He stopped in his tracks and slowly turned around, not sure who or what he was about to face. Not too far away he saw two figures staring at him, walking closer and closer. Two wild coyotes had wandered onto his property and spotted the farmer.

Already bearing its teeth and growling, one of the coyotes drew even closer. The farmer started to slowly back up and began to reach for the canister of pepper spray he always kept in his pocket. As he was backing up, he tripped over a tree stump and toppled backwards landing hard on his side. Only startling the closer of the 2 coyotes for only a split econd, the fall inadvertently blocked his immediate reach of his pepper spray.

Now nearly face-to-face with the coyote, the farmer instinctively used the only weapon still at his disposal. Armed with the bottle of Roundup weed killer, he squeezed a couple of blasts into the coyote’s eyes and mouth.

The coyote immediately stopped, shook its head and started to back off. Both animals turned around and started to take off, with the sprayed coyote only stopping for a moment to briefly attempt to rub its eyes with its paw. Within moments, both coyotes disappeared into the nearby woods.

The farmer then stood up and briskly walked away from the scene. Still shaken up and a little sore from hitting the ground, the farmer was glad that his quick thinking paid off. There is no telling what might have happened if he didn’t improvise on the spot and defend himself. He shuddered to think about what might have happened if it was his wife or teenage daughter that came across these intruders by themselves.

Be sure to instruct yourself and family on the proper use of simple and effective means of self defense. Always be aware of your surroundings and always have something to defend yourself close at hand. You never know when someone or something might decide to test your wits in an unpleasant situation. Staying calm, collected and levelheaded is key.

Do not buy one unit of pepper spray and have your wife or loved ones bury it in the bottom of their purse, or zipped in the inner pocked of their jacket. Do not hand off a self defense weapon with out some sort or instructions or means of practice. When all else fails, make sure an improvised means of defense can be called upon. Use pepper spray, throw dirt, rake eyes with keys, throw the hot coffee in your hand, swing a heavy purse. Do something. Think about what you would do in a situation and practice to make sure it would occurs to you to do it when it counts. It may save your life or the life of someone else.

For more information on a wide range of personal protection products such as security alarms, cameras, pepper sprays, stun guns and more, please check out:

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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Tickets to the Sox Game

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 26 April, 2007

When you are a die-hard baseball fan, just being at the stadium is the best place to catch the game. No matter where the seats are. The smell of the peanuts, the popcorn, the cracker jacks! the roar of the other fans, jeers of the opposing team’s fans… even the beer tastes better in the bleachers. Even though a 16 ounce plastic cup cost more than a 6-pack at the 7-11.

Jay’s team was the Red Sox. Everyone knew it. He wore a beat up Red Sox hat all the time. He had a magnetic baseball stuck to the back of his truck with the Sox logo on it. Every now and then, he flew a Red Sox banner outside his house. Living just about an hour and a half from Fenway Stadium, he made it to a couple games a season if he was lucky, even though he tickets weren’t always the greatest.

Jay also liked to barbecue. He had the $199 propane tank special. Nothing fancy, but heavily used none the less. Since the New England weather was finally starting to warm up and the Sox were off to a decent start, everything was fine. The grill was out of the shed in it’s usual spot on the back deck and already fired up a few times. Hot dogs one time, chicken the next, and steak the latest.

On his way home from work, Jay was thinking about fresh grilled burgers for dinner. He was pretty sure his wife just bought some rolls the other day, and he knew he had a box of quarter pound patties in the freezer. “Jessica better have something to go with the burgers tonight.” Jay thought as he pulled into his driveway. Entering the house, he kissed Jessica hello on the cheek, pitched his Sox hat on the table and presented his idea for dinner.

Not having anything else in mind, Jessica agreed so Jay headed towards the sliding glass door leading to the backyard. As he slid the door open, he was welcomed to an empty deck, no grill in sight. “Where the heck is the grill?” exclaimed Jay. “Where did you leave it?” answered Jessica. Less than amused, Jay continued outside and looked around. Who is going to steal a greasy old grill out of someone’s backyard? “I’ll just cook the burgers on the stove” said Jessica.

Not sure if he was angrier about having to settle for burgers on the stove or the apparent theft of his grill, he replied “Whatever”. “You wanted a new grill anyways” said Jessica as she shrugged her shoulders and grabbed a frying pan. All Jay could do was sigh. At least the Sox played tonight, he thought.

Three days later, Jay again came home from work. Upon walking through the door, Jessica informed him the grill was back. “The grill is back?? What are you talking about?” shouted Jay as he bolted out the back door. And there it was, right where it belonged. “I don’t know, it was just there.” shouted Jessica from the kitchen.

Confused and excited, Jay gave it a looking over. Everything looked fine. Then he opened the top. There was a letter sized envelope inside. Jay opened it up to and pulled out the piece of paper. The note read as follows:

“Dear Sir,
We are extremely upset and embarrassed about what happened to your grill. Our teenage son and some of his friends decided to get into some trouble and steal some items from around the neighborhood for kicks, your grill included. When we found out we were furious, and demanded that the items be returned. We have punished them accordingly and are hoping the police do not need to be involved. They have learned their lesson, we hope. As an apologetic gesture, we have enclosed some tickets we hope you can use. They were for our son and his friends to use this weekend, but none of them are leaving the house anytime in the immediate future.

Again, we are sorry for this incident and assure you, you will not be bothered again.”

The letter wasn’t signed, but as indicated, contained 2 tickets… to this Saturday night’s Red Sox game. The seats weren’t half bad either. “We’re going to Fenway!” exclaimed Jay. Jessica just rolled her eyes.

A couple days later Jay and Jessica hopped in the truck and headed down to Boston. They left pretty early to take a leisurely ride in, spend a few hours at the stadium, and got stuck in traffic on the way back. They each had some beer, a couple hot dogs, a bag of peanuts and the Sox won the game. Jay was in a reat mood. Unimpressed with his sing-a-long with Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again”, Jessica couldn’t wait to get home. She was tired and had a long day. She didn’t mind the sports excursions with Jay, but could have easily thought of a more enjoyable outing. At least we got out of the house she

Not so funny, she was thinking that as they pulled into the driveway. Someone else had a similar idea. At least they got out of the house. Upon walking up to the door on the side of the garage, Jay noticed the window was broken. “So much for the kids not bothering us again” groaned Jay. He then noticed that not only was the window busted, but the door was now unlocked.

Horrified imagining what they were about to see, Jay and Jessica cautiously entered the garage and made their way into the house. Every room was ransacked, and every noticeable valuable item was gone. The 42-inch flat screen TV, the brand new laptop, the 3-year-old PC, the surround sound stereo system, jewelry, you name it. They were gone for hours, and someone knew it.

Unable to believe what had happened, Jay picked up a chair that was knocked over in the kitchen and sat down. After shaking his head in disbelief, Jay suddenly looked up. Something made him walk over to the back door and peer outside. Sure enough, the grill was still on the deck. Jessica pulled out her cell phone and called the police.


It cost about $80 to get Jay and Jessica out of the house for 8-10 hours. It could have cost Jay and Jessica about that much to invest in some diversion safes, an electronic watchdog, door/window alarms or any other home protection devices. It never hurts to take precautions on safeguarding your belongings, your family or yourself.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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Child Guard Remote Monitoring

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 26 April, 2007

Did you ever notice how even the most well intentioned things often turn out to be a really bad idea? The following is a story about a rather common, and somewhat embarrassing child restraining device, and an ingenious new twist on the old standby.


“I cannot believe you are going to put that THING on our child.”

Amy leered at Craig.

He responded sheepishly, “But you know how Ryan likes to take off, honey. This bungee leash is the only way we’ll be sure he doesn’t get away from us!”

“We’re going to a kiddie park,” barked Amy, “not the Westminster Kennel Club!”

The doorbell rang. Craig skulked over to open the door for Amy’s best friend, Sarah, and her 4 year old daughter, Ashley.

After one look at Ryan, Ashley tugged on her mom’s trouser leg and asked, “Is Ryan gonna play doggie?”

“Craig, didn’t I tell you that thing was a bad idea?” Sarah reached into her purse and produced a tiny plastic panda. “Here, I got an extra one of these, and it looks like you can use it.”

Sarah told her friends that she worried about Ashley, too, but that she didn’t want her to miss out on having fun in crowded places. She explained how the Child Guard alerts parents by beeping if a child strays more than a few feet away.

“Mommy says I need to hold on to my kitty,” interrupted Ashley, showing off her cat-shaped Child Guard, on a ribbon around her neck.

“They’re shaped like little pets, so the kids don’t mind it when they’re clipped to their clothes,” said Sarah.

Craig studied the panda and wondered aloud, “but what happens when we’re all using our Child Guards at the same time? How do we know what our kid’s doing?”

“That’s what’s great about the system,” said Sarah, “it scouts around for a clear frequency, so it doesn’t interfere with anyone else’s system. So, are we going to the park, or what?”

Later that afternoon, Ryan and Ashley played on a swing set while a trio of parents relaxed on a park bench. Ryan’s panda and Ashley’s kitty dangled from their necks in unison.

Ryan glanced up at the clouds, and heard the familiar sound of an ice cream truck pulling into the park. A split second later, the Child Guard receiver he had attached to his key ring started to beep.

“Like father, like son,” deadpanned Amy.

Craig rushed off to scoop up Ryan on his dash for the sweets. As they saw another young child straining against a nylon harness, Craig reminded himself to thank Sarah for helping them enjoy the afternoon without that kind of embarrassment.


To keep your child in range without resorting to a leash, visit

Worn by the child, the cartoon animal-shaped transmitter sends a constant signal to the receiver, which is held by the adult. The signal is adjustable – from a distance of 6 to 30 feet, so when the child goes beyond the set distance, the adult’s receiver starts to beep, letting them know that the child is starting to wander off.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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