One Long Gun, One Pistol, and One Knife
My buddy Joe over to Preppingtosurvive.com
recently posed a question to his readers
that really got me thinking. His question was (and this is straight from his webiste):
A Question of Survival
If I could have with me only one blade, one handgun, and one long gun, what would I choose?
Of course my answer will reflect my background and experiences. It’ll reflect my current situation and my expectations for the future. In short my answer will probably be different than your’s. So, before I share my answer, I would like to hear from you. What would you choose?
For the purposes of this discussion however, let’s not go with the zombie apocalypse. Lets go with something a bit more likely. Let’s say there has been a sudden and dramatic economic collapse. Maybe it was from a stock market bubble that burst or a worldwide pandemic that causes the economy to falter as well.
It doesn’t really matter. The gist of it is: you cannot buy a loaf of bread with a wheel barrel full of money. There is no electricity or water since workers have long since stopped going to work. The store shelves are bare and you must survive and provide for your family.
For the rest of the details, use your own situation.
The only caveat to use-your-own scenario is that you can only have three weapons.
Since our scenarios will vary widely, so will our selections. Someone living in New York City will have different needs than someone living in Wyoming.
- If you live in the suburbs of a large city and have two months worth of food and supplies in storage, go with that.
- If you have a fully stocked bug out location 100 miles from where you are now and you need to get there safely, go with that.
- If you are new to prepping and haven’t even started yet, go with that.
I gave my answer on his blog, so if you want to see it you’ll have to cruise on over and take a look. But answer the question here first! Remember, this is a personal choice based on your own circumstances. Are you going to be a sword, high cap pistol
and machine gun kind of guy, or do you prefer a smaller knife, revolver, and a .22 rifle for survival
So many decisions to make!
Great question, Joe! If you haven’t read any of Joe and Laura’s stuff you really should get over there
and take a look. Sometime when I get out his way I’m going to stop in and meet him and his beautiful family in person.
So what’s it gonna be?
Sound of below!