Stephanie Schriger (a/k/a Real Tough Cookie) knows her personal safety products. She makes available an array of pepper spray, personal alarms, stun guns, safety lights, and more, to women looking to augment their personal safety.

Do you know the difference between a stream and a cone? Which is best for the street, and which for more confined quarters? How much do you need? Stephanie’s most recent blog post outlines the types of pepper sprays, and gives guidance for those looking to buy.

And while carrying a non-lethal weapon is a good option for many women, you still should be prepared to defend yourself without one. Just in case.