Thursday, April 05, 2018 by Zoey Sky
Survival knives are a big thing among preppers and survivalists, but combat knives are rarely brought up. While a survival knife can help you get through a disaster or several days in the wild, it’s no good in a fight because it can be hard to conceal, unlike a combat knife. (h/t to ThePrepperJournal.com)
It’s definitely better to carry a gun, but you can’t always be sure that you’ll have access to such a weapon when you’re in trouble. Unlike a gun, a knife won’t make any noise, and it can be more effective.
Remember, during a survival situation an assailant can sneak up on you. However, you’re more valuable to an attacker alive, especially if they’re after your supplies. If you’re taken as a hostage, chances are they’ll ask you to drop all your weapons. With a concealed combat knife, you have a better chance of defending yourself. (Related: Tips for the beginning prepper.)
When it comes to weapons, size matters. When possible, get a concealed weapon with a blade bigger than two to three inches so that it’s large enough to do serious damage should you need to use it on an attacker.
Preppers often choose between the following combat knives:
The boot knife is the best choice because it has a long enough blade, it can be easily concealed, and it’s accessible.
While state laws about concealed weapons must be obeyed, when SHTF these laws may no longer matter. Keep in mind that a last-resort weapon is an inexpensive insurance policy and that it’s better to have a combat knife even if you don’t need it instead of being caught unaware when someone attacks you.
If you’re not sure you’re skilled enough to wield a knife in a fight, consider the other weapons below:
You can learn more about other weapons that you can use and proper survival gear at Gear.news.