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View Poll Results: The Best Survival Weapon.
Recurve 250 29.07%
Longbow 144 16.74%
Compound 143 16.63%
Crossbow 150 17.44%
Slingshot 79 9.19%
Blowgun 8 0.93%
Muzzleloader 86 10.00%
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:59 AM
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AR for short to medium term survival, crossbow for long term, potentially, though I prefer ARs and poaching / farming.
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The best weapon is the one you have until you get a better one and the ability to make and use primitive weapons are a must bows atlatl bolas blowguns Kylie sticks Spears slingshots Swiss arrows David slings plumbatums knives war clubs rope dart cross bow pvc pipe bow pebble bow pvc gun windless if you can't make and use half of what's on here you won't make it and this is not even a list of all the other stuff that should be on here.
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The best weapon is the one you have until you get a better one and the ability to make and use primitive weapons are a must bows atlatl bolas blowguns Kylie sticks Spears slingshots Swiss arrows David slings plumbatums knives war clubs rope dart cross bow pvc pipe bow pebble bow pvc gun windless if you can't make and use half of what's on here you won't make it and this is not even a list of all the other stuff that should be on here.
Agree with you 100% in regards to the " best " comment above. Already have the better weapon as well as the means to support it long term.

How many of those weapons mentioned can be made without a knife , axe, or some " other" cutting instrument? Animal traps as well as mantraps , early warning devices, etc...? Fishing / bird nets?

While a modern firearm as well as a few other weapons on both lists may constitute as " better" for defense, knives and axes were both left out .....even thou they are just as essential now as when they were " invented"....... and neither can run out of ammo, BP, bolts, or arrows. ( Not all areas have suitable rocks to load slingshots with, or materials to fabricate a decent sharp stick ( spear)....let alone archery of any kind.

The " best" may be a modern firearm, but I would still argue that the most " essential " is a knife followed closely by the axe. Either is about as primitive as you can get.



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I was hoping for more on bows as firearms were not one of the options. I'm getting ready to put a bow at the cabin. Thinking compound over recurve. I will start with 1/2 each of carbon, glass and aluminum. A dozen broad heads and field points. A hand full of knocks, inserts and vanes. Even a small hand fletching jig. I'll finish sighting in the scope the nagant and a single shot 22. I will find one of my single shot shotguns, with a couple of spare barrels and should be set. the cabin just needs to be ready for a blizzard and a months stay
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I was hoping for more on bows as firearms were not one of the options. I'm getting ready to put a bow at the cabin. Thinking compound over recurve. I will start with 1/2 each of carbon, glass and aluminum. A dozen broad heads and field points. A hand full of knocks, inserts and vanes. Even a small hand fletching jig. I'll finish sighting in the scope the nagant and a single shot 22. I will find one of my single shot shotguns, with a couple of spare barrels and should be set. the cabin just needs to be ready for a blizzard and a months stay
2 rifles and a shotgun with a couple of spare barrels for a month should be more than sufficient. If this is about archery season where your cabin is located, I would go with a compound bow . ( Have hunted with both and a decent compound bow is the better tool during archery season)

Have no idea if the compound bow would be considered a " primitive" weapon. ( The M14 service rifle has been around d longer than the compound bow has.) Your Nag ant is quite a bit older than either.

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My vote was Crossbow just too easy to use imho. It's good enough to do the job.
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My vote was Crossbow just too easy to use imho. It's good enough to do the job.
Crazy talk lol. You've been watching too many movies.

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