Just wondering if you have any tips on "little things" that might make a difference for self-protection.
For example, I teach night classes and have to walk out to my car at night after class is over. I carry my stuff in a backpack. I've started carrying the backback in one hand by the top handle rather than over a shoulder so I can quickly drop it and run (or strike) if needed without the bag hanging on my back getting in the way.
I also walk to the grocery store at night sometimes (it's right across the street and I'm in a pretty safe neighborhood). I carry the bags with a large clip thing (hard to describe - it's like a big carabiner) so I can also drop those quickly if needed and not get my hands tangled in the plastic bag handles. (Also it makes carring the bags much more comfortable.)
I don't plan to need to use my hands, but if so I've made it easier.
Anyone else have similar little things that help keep us prepared for self-defense if needed?