One of the things you need to be able to do when surviving the wildlife, is you have to know how to hunt. The other thing is gather, and bam. Hunters & Gatherers, we all know them.
I’m taking a bow with me, yes, a Bow and Arrow(s).
I’ll be starting to train shooting it within the next month, and actively train. I have a nice field not too far from my house, and a friend who can borrow me his bow untill I buy my own (I’ll first have to see if it’s something I want to consider taking with me, since it IS quite big). It’s actually illegal if not done on private terrain, so I hope no cops read this, heh. I’ll also be learning (not yet, once I ‘master’ the bow & arrow to such a degree where I can hit something 80% of the time and approximately where I want it (Thank you Layla for noticing how I didn’t end my brackets at first)), I’ll start learning how to craft a bow and arrow, and especially arrows themselves, since they’re likely to break when I am running or have to travel over rocks, not to mention that I can miss my target and never be able to retrieve that arrow since I lost it.
After I learn that, I’ll also learn how to make traps for small-sized prey, such as for example a Rabbit.
Why the bow and arrow?
They’re ‘easy’ to craft, and they don’t require too much tools. It’s silent, therefor not scaring prey that hasn’t noticed me shooting another animal, and let’s be honest: It looks freaking beast! Also, I am actually quite a good archer. I’ve shot bow & arrow 7 times in my life now, and even won a prize once, I guess it’s ‘in my blood’. And, everytime I have shot so far, I get a rush of satisfaction when I hit where I want to hit it. The ammo doesn’t require man-made materials, nor does the weapon itself. Once I learn the bow & arrow, I’ll learn slinging, which can be very very accurate and very very deadly if you master it.
Tomorrow, I’ll write something about gathering.