Episode 71 S2-36
Without Land Ch 36
James E. Hart
The possibilities are endless for improvised weapons because they are exactly that, improvised. These weapons can be clubs, maces, spears, swords, tomahawks, etc. You can even make a monkey fist out of nylon rope and use it effectively as a weapon. A 1/2 inch size nylon rope will make a monkey fist hard enough to break bones and skulls. This type of knot was originally used to throw a line to the shore or to another boat. It is a great way to get a rope into a tree as well.
Many materials around your house can be put to use as an improvised weapon. A spoon can be turned into an arrow head. You can make tomahawks. There are lots of ways to make bows out of PVC and other items. A broom handle with a quality knife attached to the end make a great spear. Remove the handle of the knife and carefully saw a section into the end of the broom handle. Then slide the tang of the knife in the slot you created. Drill a hole in the broom stick so you can put a screw through the handle and the knife and then wrap it in paracord. You will have a sturdy spear.
You have to think about defense as well. You can remove the front sheeting of your refrigerator and attach plywood to the back with a handle to make a great shield. Making leather armor would help you deflect a lot of damage, depending on the thickness and stiffness of the leather. This is not going stop a bullet but it will provide extra protection against melee weapons.
Final Notes from James
Don't advertise your weapons. This may cause adversaries to hide from you and conduct a surprise attack rather than directly confronting you.
Your knife should have a channel to reduce suction when it is stabbed into something.
Stay at least ten feet away from opponents to avoid melee weapons.
Always remember any fight you are not in is one you will walk away from. It is better to live another day.
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