H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water from SF Bay and Beyond!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
In Case of Pirates
Just before the Haha, I attended a seminar on cruising in Mexico. The topic of pirates came up and the folks putting on the seminar said piracy was very rare in Mexico. However, the conversation continued and the subject of guns was discussed briefly. Everyone agreed that this was not they way to go as there are so many problems with checking in and out of countries and declaring that you have a gun. Alternatives where discussed and this is where it got interesting. The lecturer brought up an idea I had never heard of. He said the best non lethal defense was wasp spray. What? Yes, wasp spray. The cans are highly pressurized and can shoot 20 -30 feet in a long precise spray. Legal, non lethal and very disabling when you get someone in the face. Hopefully, you will never need to use this tactic, but I wanted to share this idea and see if there are any other thoughts from other cruisers. Send me a note!