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Dangerous Meals!

“OK,” I can hear some of you saying already, “What in the world is Cran talking about now?” Well, I’m not talking about places you shouldn’t eat, like on the treadmill at your gym. And I’m not talking about calories and cholesterol, (says the guy who ate half a large pizza the other day!). I’m not even talking about a meal being dangerous to, or for YOU. I AM talking about why it is dangerous for a bad guy to…

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Crap can be fertilizer in more ways than one!

The far reaching effects of abuse are amazing. It is amazing how you can be going through your every day life, and BAM! you are now responding to something that “feels” connected to your past, even if it’s not, and you suddenly feel unsafe again (the crap). I have experienced this many times. It was when I had finally “had enough” of the debilitating behaviors that were associated to abuses I experienced as a small girl and as a young…

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To Spray or to Stream, THAT is the Question!

Hello again! In my earlier post, What’s So Hot about Pepper Spray, I told you about the effects of pepper spray. But once you’ve decided that you want to purchase a container of pepper spray, there are a few other things to consider. The most important decision (in my opinion) is whether to purchase a pepper spray container that shoots a stream or a spray. Each has its positives and its negatives. I’ll go over them, but ultimately you should…

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Your Friends in the Darkness!

Remember way back when you were afraid of the dark? OK, maybe it wasn’t so long ago after all! Maybe, you’re STILL afraid of the dark. “What, me?” I can hear you shouting at me already! Don’t try to deny it… Those fears can hang on for a loooong time! Of course Hollywood will make sure that we are scared of the dark for the rest of our lives! Whether its vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, Jason, Dexter, Freddie, or spiders,…

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The challenge of the new, with the strength of a child.

Have you ever done something totally new in your life? I have, many times! I always think it will look so amazing, so smooth, so in control. But it DOESN’T, not to start with anyway! Anytime I step out of my comfort zone, I experience the awkwardness and the clumsiness of new behaviors. I remember when I chose to be a car salesman at one time in my life. Now mind you, in the beginning I couldn’t tell a Civic…

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The Shocking Truth About Stun Guns

Hello again. Here’s a little bit of information on the “stun gun!” First of all, even though the word “gun” is in the name of the thing, it isn’t a gun and it doesn’t shoot anything. That thing that “shoots” and shocks people is actually called a Tazer. We can go over those in a different post. So any of you who have purchased or even looked at the MANY stun guns available on the market, you have seen a…

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The “Brain” part

The thing I love about our company name (LaBCaF), is what it stands for…Legs and Brains-Claws and Fangs. When I think about this it tells me, as a woman, that there are so many options available to keep me safe. It helps me remember that being safe is not only about having the physical stamina or training to fight my way out of bad situations. For me, there have been many moments where I just didn’t feel confident that I…

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What’s so HOT about pepper spray?

Hey there everybody! I want to tell you a little about Pepper Spray. Some of you might be thinking about carrying it while others of you already have it. Or maybe you don’t really know anything about it and haven’t even given it any thought whatsoever. Regardless of which of those three groups you fall into, you’re about to be a little more informed than you were a few minutes ago! Check out this article I found about pepper spray…

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Hi I’m Penny

Hello! I’m Penny. I am so excited to be part of your journey. A journey that won’t just help you FEEL safer, but to actually BE safer, BE more confident, and to actually BE able to take care of yourself when bad things happen. I’ve had quite an interesting journey of my own and am still a work in progress (is there ever a finish line for any of us?). As a woman, I know what it is to be…

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Hello and welcome!

As the title says, “Hello and Welcome!” As the first post on my blog, I just want to share a little more information about myself (beyond what is on the “about” page) and what it is that I am doing here and what I am trying to accomplish. My name is Cranford Blackmon. I was born in the deep south but have lived all over the country and in other countries as well (thanks to Uncle Sam – yes, I’m…

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