posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 03:05 PM
Not that it pertains to the OP, it is probably a good idea to learn how to create your own weapons should the need arise.
Recently I have started collecting Indian Artifacts, arrowheads, spearheads, scrapers etc and after finding my first few items an interest in how the
points were made caused me to research on the skill of making such items from stones, coral, bones etc.
It's not any easy accomplishment, first being able to identify the types of stone material conducive to projectile production requires reading and
hands on research.
Once you have a grasp of the materials, the hard part begins, the knapping of the "arrowhead etc." making process starts and that takes considerable
amount of hands on to be able to produce an effective product.
I am no expert on this subject but thought I would post that should some catastrophic event occur, it would be of great importance for an individual
to be able to make their own weapons to aid in protection, food gathering etc.
If the "you know what" hits the fan your ability to do the research and learn these survival methods would most likely be lost, so it is a good idea
to learn these skills now, whether you use them or not, while it is still fairly easy to get information on how these types of weapons/tools are made.