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Since I carry pepper spray, do I need to think about escape? If you do end up in a dangerous situation, remember that your number one priority is not to fight, but to escape. Brandishing your pepper spray at your attacker (if he isn't aiming a gun at you) may be all it takes to be allowed to back away. But if your spray is not handy and faced with someone who demands your wallet, purse, jewelry etc... - give it to them, and get out of there. No possession, however valuable, is worth risking your life over.