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A Guide To Improvised Weaponry

How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got

About The Book

As featured in Men's Fitness and on Fox News

Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper!

A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With A Guide to Improvised Weaponry, you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this book teaches you how to turn your lipstick, your wristwatch--even the shoes on your feet--into strategic self-defense tools. Traditional weapons can be expensive, dangerous, and in the blur of an attack, easily turned against you, but with his life-saving advice, you can avoid these risks and defend yourself by deploying the hidden tactical uses of 100 ordinary items.

Whether you're out grocery shopping, riding in an elevator, or enjoying a stroll through the park, A Guide to Improvised Weaponry shows you how to control your environment and become your own bodyguard--ready and able to act when you need to.

About The Authors

Terry Schappert is a Green Beret and Master Sergeant in the US Army Special Forces, and an expert on small arms, demolition, military tactics, and combat medicine. He has hosted a number of combat and adventure shows on television, including Shark Attack Survival Guide for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and has traveled the world for two seasons of the Discovery survival series, Dude, You’re Screwed. He is the author of A Guide to Improvised Weaponry. Visit his website at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 3, 2015)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440584725

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"A thoroughly entertaining read. Best of all, it might save your life someday."

"One of the best dedications I've ever read [and]...the book just gets better from there.... Who would think to chuck a flaming roll of toilet paper at a foe? ...a Green Beret would think these things. This handy DIY self-defense book...would be a great addition to anyone's home library." --Outdoor Life

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