Survival Weapons: Do You Need Them?

This is an excellent question. There is so much debate in this day and age regarding
gun control and gun violence. Even mentioning the importance of a firearm is usually
met with debate and vitriol from people on social media.

Before proceeding, let’s be clear about what a weapon is. The online Miriam Webster
Dictionary states that an implement such as a gun, club, or a knife can be used to destroy,
defeat, injure as a way of contending against others.

This is the perfect description for a weapon and we’ll see why every prepper needs an
assortment of weapons. Don’t panic. You’re not going to war, and what you may not
consider being weapons actually are.

If you’re bugging out in the wild during a health disaster such as a contagion (and
you want minimal human interaction), depending on where you’re camping out, you may
encounter the wildlife there.

Generally, mountain lions and wild dogs will keep away from humans if you stay at a
distance. Bears may do the same thing. However, if there are food odors or you have coolers
that are unsecured, a bear might amble over to your campsite to see what you’re up to.

If you have bear spray, you’ll be able to use it on a charging bear. The bear spray
is a weapon. It may look like a can of spray, but in this situation, it is a weapon.
You can be safe from most animals if you have a high-powered rifle or shotgun as
the sound of a shot should scare them away. Weapons do not have to be used on
the threat for them to be effective.

The same applies to human ‘animals’… if a lady is assaulted on a dark street, if she
pulls out a snub-nosed revolver, her assailant will stop in his tracks. This is the
fear that a weapon commands. It’s unparalleled when it comes to personal protection.
All the debate and gun control speeches in the world will not stop a rapist the way
a gun can. The same applies to any other criminal. Your reluctance to carry a weapon
will only put you in danger because most criminals do not have the same reservations.
As has been the case thousands of times previously, you may be robbed then killed.
Assuming that it will not happen to you is sheer arrogance.

* Real weapons vs Makeshift weapons
Pepper spray, daggers, stun guns, firearms, etc. are real weapons. A rolled-up
magazine, your car keys, your fists, and shins are makeshift weapons.

Makeshift weapons will always be inferior to real weapons. Even if you’re a trained
martial artist, carrying a firearm will make your life a lot easier and safer if
you’re cornered by three thugs in an alley.

* Choosing your firearm
If you live in a country where you’re allowed to carry a firearm, you must carry
one. During a time of crisis, it should be especially important as people are

You’d be shocked to know that some people consider owning a gun the only prepping
they need to do. This is a very real scenario.

With a gun, they can threaten or rob and take whatever they want. Even during times of
peace, people dare to rob banks and convenience stores using a gun.

Get a firearm with high stopping power. This is more important than accuracy.
Automatic pistols are easier to use than revolvers. There is a big difference in self-defense
scenarios compared to a rooftop sniper a mile away.

You want a gun that drops your attacker as fast as possible. Most self-defense
situations are close-up, and you just need to point and fire. Get a heavier
firearm made of steel so that the recoil is more manageable.

* Non-lethal weapons
You may not always be able to carry a firearm with you. So, keep some pepper
spray or a stun gun with you. This is especially important for ladies. Always learn
how to use the weapons you have. Get training and practice often. You don’t want
to be fumbling during an actual assault. Seconds make the difference between
life and death. Be prepared!

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” – Vladimir Lenin

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