We keep the doors and windows locked. Right now, I live in a remote area, kinda in a former caretakers cottage which is old.
I have a black belt in martial arts and do teach women basic self-defense moves. I feel I could probably defend myself, though I not looking to try. I am also a kick-boxer and know how to us my feet and legs.
I know how to shoot but guns can be also dangerous to the person who has them. I don't own a gun at present.
My trusty NJoy Eleven is in my nightstand drawer which I have taken out when I hear strange noises. My bf travels frequently so a few nights ea week, I am alone.