posted on May, 15 2009 @ 06:11 PM
OP, You completely made the correct choice...
I agree with those that say a better katana would do
and that you lack a bow and maybe some other items.
But I 100% agree when the dust settles, guns might last awhile but not really, in the event of the event, given disease, lack of food supplies,
a Good set of modern top of the line traditional weapons, might be passed down to your kids and your kids kids with hardly a chance in the world
anyone around you or them will be able to match the quality and use.
I go off on this topic every time the gun enthusiasts open up
You DO NOT want to Fight the first weeks, it's time to run and hide and survive, everyone will be shooting, it will be maniacal, Luck at best will be
the only reason a person going out shooting would survive
When the dust settles... in time, real tools, TOOLS, Metals , Plastics that can't be made, even modern bow string...
it will all be out of production...
Most fire arms can't take water much, the ones that can, have ammo that will be difficult to come by... they make noise, draw attention
the person back there that says you can't take a Bear with a Katana is right
But wait till you have been in the forest a few months
might not be the same story
as ferocious as a Bear is they tend to back down when injured to survive like anything else... biggest problem is bulk, hard to nail the brain stem or
heart with an edged weapon
but our ancestors managed with sticks and stones with nothing to do all day but run around outside...
We are after all (some of us) smarter than your average Bear
I remember a story from ww2 about a Pilot from Japan caught in China who was thrown in a cage with a tiger and knew martial arts very well
He managed to kill the tiger with his bare hands, let alone a katana
Got on it's back somehow and broke the vertebrae in it's neck...
3 years after sit x, guy with the best sword and bow that knows how to use it rules his neighborhood