Weapons are usually a staple of prepping. Any prepper will have some kind of weapon to aid them in self-defense, hunting, or anything else that would commonly require one.
And since they're so common, it's not too hard to get your hands on one. This is nice, because we have the liberty of picking the best weapons we can handle.
However, what if something goes awry, and our usual weapon is no longer available to us? Maybe it's a failure, it breaks, it's lost, or something else, but it's a very possible situation, and one you could be screwed over in if you don't have a smart backup plan.
Luckily, that's what I'm for. Here I've got you a great plan for this, and it's simply getting alternate weapons and learning how to use them. From other weapons you could look into and get your hands on, to makeshift ideas when things get heated, this has any kind of weapon you'd need to be prepared in any situation.
So, you definitely need to check these out and consider getting a few, as you never know when you find yourself needing to use one or even preferring one!
Here's some great alternate weapon choices for when SHTF, thanks to our friends at Survivalist Prepper.
Silent Weapons & Primitive Weapons
Sling Shots: There are quite a few options available when it comes to sling shot type weapons like the sling bow, and the Pocket Shot. These do require some practice and skill, but could be used for small game hunting.
Blow Guns: While this might seem like a bit of a novelty, it could be used to take down small game quietly. You can either make your own, or buy a new one.
Throwing Knives: This might be a hard skill to master, but it will also be fun learning to use throwing knives. You can use these in the back yard, or even out camping. For beginners these are fairly cheap, but the more advances (balanced) knives can get a little pricey.
Swords & Axes: I’m not sure how many people have swords these days, but I’m sure most people have an ax or a hatchet laying around.
Pellet/Air Guns: Believe it or not, the right pellet gun (or air rifle) can be effective. A quality pellet gun or air rifle might cost about as much as a regular firearm, but can be used for hunting small game.
Pipe Shotguns: I have to admit, these are pretty cool! Although I don’t know if I trust myself to make one at home. If you do, make sure you do your research.
Personal Defense (Close Range)
Pepper Spray: Having pepper spray is a great idea whether you own guns or not, because not all situations require lethal force. You could even go for the more “nuclear” version and get some bear spray.
Tasers: Stun guns and Tasers sometime get confused, but are completely different. A stun gun requires you to get up close and personal with an attacker. A Taser shoots out leads giving you a little more range.
Around the House
Garden Tools: All we have to do is take a look in the garage and we are bound to find something that could be used as a weapon. Pitch forks, shovels and even a screw driver can be used in a pinch.
Kitchen Utensils: Everyone has an assortment of knives in the kitchen, but in a pinch you could use a meat tenderizer, or even the kitchen knife sharpener. Although if you need to go this route, the situation is probably pretty dire.
Definitely consider utilizing one of these when your usual weapons fail you! For more awesome survival tips and tricks, check out Survivalist Prepper.
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