Awsome, i have just been reading some of the threads in here and it is quite fascinating.I can see the practicality of preparing for these things
Hmmm, In thinking about it , I probably would try to get my hands on a decent sized knife (Not only for the practical side of things but also for the
self defense too) Failing not being able to find a proper one, I am fairly confident that i could craft one out of something. Also i think a modified
staff or sharpened spear would be good (again not only for the practical things but also defensive)
So The knife and the spear or the Knife and the staff would be my choices for melee combat,defense and practicality. sort of getting a few birds with
one stone i think.
And then i dont know how i would go about getting a ranged weapon like a rifle or a gun so i would probably favor a bow or a shanghai or maybe perhaps
both, Bow would be better with greater distance i think because of accuracy and things but i think the shanghai would function well midrange to closer
(Similar to the blowgun that was mentioned b4) I am generally pretty good with handcrafts like this, i have made these b4 and although i will admit my
Bow making skills could use a dust up, I can make a pretty good Shanghai and im a pretty good shot aswell. I think too, that the Shanghai could be
modified at the end of the forks to create a secondary thrusting/stabbing weapon aswell.On a side note if you had to and you trained enough, a well
placed spear thrown from a distance can cause incredible damage and immobilize anything a bow could if you were willing to sacrifice a bit of
distance, but i imagine it would be variable on how good you were or how well you trained and prepared with something .
I would also try to scavenge clothes with decent protective properties ( Or Clothes and/or Garments that i could reinforce with the bits and pieces
that would be readily available to me or that i could find) I think a Backpack or some sort of sack would do well to have aswell for gathering.
I think that in dire circumstances and situations aswell, a primitive shield of some form would be a convenient thing to have on your person aswell.
Not something to bulky but perhaps something that could be handled well and do its job nicely.
I will have a longer think about this. Im sure i could come up with some other things. Naturally materials and recourses would also come into play
when trying to forage or craft these sorts of weapons too.
Im also highly trained with certain melee weapons like staffes and tonfas and some others so i believe that would certainly aid me in survival efforts
as well as unarmed training.
In drastic times and situations i suppose you would have to know your limits and be able to address things and calculate stuff quickly should the
situation call for it.
Ill have a longer think and ill post again.
[edit on 18/8/2007 by Omega85]