If you live in a windy city, normal pepper spray may not get the job done that effectively for you. You may need something a little bit different in order to protect yourself.

Why Traditional Pepper Spray Works Best In Ideal Conditions

Most people assume that pepper spray will work well no matter what the conditions are outside. However, the effectiveness of your pepper spray is really dependent on a variety of factors.

To start with, you need to be close to your attacker for the pepper spray to work. You need to be able to quickly locate and engage your pepper spray.

However, just getting out your pepper spray and aiming it at your attacker will not do you a lot of good if you don't use it properly. If there is any wind outside, you don't want to be in the path of the wind. If you spray into the wind, there is a good chance that the pepper spray is not going to end up in the eyes of your attacker, but is instead going to end up inside of your eyes. That will leave you with burning eyes and an inability to effectively defend yourself.

For your pepper spray to be effective, you need to face down wind when you spray it so that it doesn't affect you. However, in a dangerous situation you are not always able to determine what direction the wind is blowing.

Gel Pepper Spray Is The Way To Go For All Conditions

If you want to be able to defend yourself no matter what direction the wind is blowing, you need to look into obtaining some gel pepper spray. It works the same way as traditional pepper spray; you turn off the safety switch, aim it at your attacker, and spray.

Unlike traditional pepper spray that comes out in a stream or a mist, it doesn't matter if the wind is blowing into your face when you spray a container of gel pepper spray. The container will contain enough pressure to force the gel forward at your target. The gel will sting your target's eyes just as effectively as a stream or mist would, without affecting your eyes.

You will be able to get away from the situation and the place that you are in and get help without worrying about compromising your own safety.

If you want pepper spray that works effectively in windy conditions without putting you at risk, you should consider switching to a gel-based pepper spray. It allows you more control over where you are spraying while still providing you with a means of defense and escape. You can find this type of pepper spray at a military surplus store like Andy and Bax or from a sporting good store.