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Hi all,
In your opinion, which one is the best survival weapon? To me, it's machetes though, but knives are also very handy when it comes to survival.
 
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Are we talking about weapons against people, or animal predators ("lions, tigers and bears, oh my!"), or tools to hack down brush?

I'm not quite sure permies is the place to talk about weapons against people, especially outside of the cider press forums. But, we could probably talk about what tools and weapons we use to defend against predators when hiking or in the far edges of our property.

I personally am not skilled with any weapons (knives, guns, etc). I do like machetes and pruning shears and sheering knives (used for trimming Christmas tress) for clearing out blackberry and salmon berry bramble. I like having bear spray, too, as it shoots far and is non lethal. I believe wasp spray (which is pretty toxic and probably not what permies recommends using against wasps) is also effective against predators, but I haven't researched to know for certain.
 
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No, I'm talking about weapons against animals. You know, when you are out in the wilderness!
 
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