Effective weapons other then knives

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Onebereal, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Onebereal

    Onebereal Monkey+

    Is there any effective weapon I could make using items near my house?
  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    sling shot
    bow & arrow
    cross bow
  3. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    You probably have one: A club. Baseball bat, length of 2x4, tire iron, hell a BRICK.
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  4. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Got an Axe for felling trees? WEAPON.
    Cliche, but true: Chainsaw...
    Length of chain with a weight on the end - Flexible Club
    A shirt with a rock tied on one side - garrote, flexible club
    Piano wire or any strong, flexible wire like a guitar string: garrote
    Razor knife anyone - 9/11 hijackers took over planes with these (supposedly)

    ANYTHING you lay hands on is a potential weapon. Think outside the box.
  5. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    A good hard wood staff with a little practice it becomes a very effective weapon. when me and my family walks I carry a 5ft one if ask I tell people it's a cane I have a bad knee.
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  6. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    A real bright flashlight is a good defensive weapon.
    Yall can have my xwife shes as mean as they come.
  8. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    That is alright. I can't handle any more pit bulls in my neighborhood. [fnny]
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  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I carry a 6', 1"-2.5" diameter bamboo staff with me at times

    I carry a 6' long 1"-2.5" diameter bamboo staff with me when I go bushwalking. I have had a few people who have commented on it in passing. I tell them that among a number of things that I can use it as a tentpole, as half of a stretcher pole, or for protection against feral dogs (I just don't explicitly state them as feral dogs of the two legged variety).

    The bamboo staff is also a bit of survival kit to help in crossing flowing streams, flotation device, fishing pole and any of a hundred other uses that need and imagination may put it to. The pointy end is adapted to fixing a stout bladed knife to it to create a serviceably improvised thrusting spear, and the bottom section of the hollowed out section of bambo contains a very basic survival kit in a tubular container. The spear has a hand loop of cordage to improve grip for thrusting with (or tying off a tent fly with). There are lengths of paracord wound around much of the length of the pole decoratively, partly for reinforcing strength and grip, but it but can be unwound for use for any number of alternative purposes.

    I can travel in public, appropriately attired for bushwalking without raising alarm that I am carrying a potential weapon capable of deadly force.
  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  11. Waz

    Waz Monkey+

    TGTPI__90489. Got three of these, tactical Torches, very bright, flash to the eyes, then use as a weapon, knowing where to hit is important, temple, under the nose, side of neck to name a few.
    Also have small solid wooden handles around the house, the list is long, but make sure you practice, it's not the Strength it's knowing how to hit and where.
    Have Tonfas here as well lol, from my Old Karate days
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I like my flame thrower and grenades are great attention getters.
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  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Walking sticks and canes can be effective weapons and carried without drawing attention.
  14. oth47

    oth47 Monkey+

    I have several good walking sticks,one of which is a shepherd's crook,5' long of good ol' hickory.Another hickory stick of about the same length is heavier,but feels good in my hand.
  15. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I had a walking stick that had a .44 pistol built in to it. It belonged to my first ex-wife's Grand-Father, Col. Mac Harper. He looked like Col. Sanders and carried this stick from the Spanish-American War until he died in 1970. I really wanted to keep it but that would have meant keeping the ex-wife too and she was more than I could put up with, even for really cool gun.
  16. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The mind is the most offensive weapon that I know of. People can kill other people with just about anything from a rock to a atomic bomb !!!
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  17. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Yep, Focus Training said it best:

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  18. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    A good solid metal ink pen remember a weapon for self-defense a weapon dont have to be larger just used properly.
  19. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    True, but some things just make those things easier. ;)
  20. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    Does a nice long knitting needle slid up inside my sleeve count as a weapon, lol?
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