We all hate talking about it. We do our best not to let the Left win. We are fighting to maintain our way of life, the one set for us by our forefathers.
But what if, God forbid, the Democrats finally win? What if the 2nd Amendment gets repealed? What if we start losing every right we have after we lose the 2nd Amendment? What if police suddenly barge in our property and start detaining us and confiscating our guns?
That, in itself, is a definite SHTF scenario. And if you end up giving your guns up in exchange for your freedom (or what’s left of it), how else are you going to defend yourself?
As survivalists, we have to think of EVERY possibility. As much as we hate not having guns, as much as it’s near-impossible to win in a fight with someone who has a gun WITHOUT a gun, we should never throw in the towel. I know I won’t.
Our only other option is to utilize weaponry that’s been proven through the centuries to work, albeit not as modern or as effective as firearms. With enough skill and practice, you might even be able to fight toe-to-toe with someone who has a gun.
Bows and Compound Bows
It doesn’t hurt to have one of these because you might be lucky and government raiders might not notice it or could even allow you to keep it.
If you’ve been making your own bows and arrows when you were a kid, then you know this is one of the most inexpensive weapons you can have, costs to maintain are next to nothing. You’ve got yourself a powerful weapon that doesn’t make the loud noise that firearms do which can attract a lot of unwanted attention.
If you don’t have the skill, expertise, and quality material to manufacture your own “Ghost Gun” (the favored term used by anti-gun advocates), airsoft guns would be your best bet. They’re not (yet) regulated by the U.S. Government.
If you really can’t do without a pistol grip in your hands, this is your best option.
These are easy to make from PVC pipes or even bamboo if that’s something you have, while the darts can be made from needles. Dip the tip in some poison, and you’ll have a potentially fatal weapon with you.
It should be your top EDC item, and the most effective weapon you’ll have in close-quarters. The added benefit is you can use it as well for cooking. If the government takes away even what you use to cut your own food, then you’re pretty damn sure you need to bug out A.S.A.P. Bug out outta the country.
Machetes aren’t just fantastic weapons but they can help you with a bunch of other tasks as well. They are lightweight and have a formidable force. You can’t go wrong with the Ka-Bar 2-1249-9 Kukri.
The first thing that comes to mind is fishing, but what if an attacker breaks into your home? A spear may come in handy and cause permanent damage.
You can easily make your own knife pike by taking a survival knife and attaching it to a pole, such as that of a rake. Ideally, you’ll want to remove the knife handles and attach the tang directly.
Axes are great because, in an off-grid situation, you do need something to cut wood. Kind of an obvious solution but I had to add it since the goal is to have a complete list of all the survival weapons.
Tomahawks were used by the Native Americans for a variety of purposes, including self-defense. Though preppers prefer hatchets nowadays, a tomahawk will work better when you throw it.
Hatchets are a good choice for anyone making a rural bug out bag. If you plan on camping or bugging out tot he woods, they are a must. hanging outside your survival bag, they’re easy to take off and use in case someone attacks you.
Though war hammers are not as hardcore as they used to be in medieval times, you can find modern versions of it on Amazon and Home Depot.
Pitchforks, as well as other tools you may have lying around your backyard, are very effective self-defense weapons. For example, chains, hoes, shovels, wood garden stakes, and even chainsaws!
Slingshots can hit a target up to 100 yards and, just like the bow and arrow, they’re easy to manufacture. The best part is that they have an unlimited supply of “ammo” in the form of rocks and other similar objects. All you need is a Y-shaped branch, a leather strip to load your ammo in, and some latex surgical tubing.
You get the point. When it comes to survival, practically anything can become a weapon. These are options you must have available to you at any time. Then again…
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The fight lives on.