Personal Protection when on the trail

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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by GAGA » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:04 am

just a knife,and i can make many many pointy sticks and spears :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:
(playing with knives since 6 year`s young 8-) ) it was the only gift my Papa gave me and he said:" here son carve yourself some toys" :lol:
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by irrationalsolutions » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:31 am

i have to say that the best protection is you mind. proper training and well developed instincts will do more for you and anything you can carry.
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by Allen » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:34 am

I've heard of people mounting Sling Shots to the top of their Hiking Pole.

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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:39 am

Don't mess with Sarbar, she's well equiped to the max :D

For the rest, If I can't avoid hand to hand with a potential problem I'll take that route. I like light weight :D
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by dlarson » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:43 pm

I haven't hiked any areas where I thought I needed something like bear spray yet. So I guess I don't carry anything for protection on the trail.
I carry a Victorinox Swiss Army Classic but that's hardly personal protection. Do trekking poles count? :lol:
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:13 pm

Do trekking poles count?
Yes if the points are sharpened and elongated. Stilletto style would be interesting. :mrgreen:
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by dlarson » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:31 am

Well, then no, I guess not. My trekking polls have the usual metal stud at the bottom. I'd probably injure myself first (before anything else) if they where sharp and pointy. :oops:
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by Pure Mahem » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:14 am

Can't resist throwing in a survivalist observation. Some of us will eat very well if TEOTWAWKI happens others not so well maybe not at all! An armed individual seems like they might eat very well. Me i'll be armed and hiding eating Ramen or Chef, LOL! Just so you all now Ramen does eventually go bad and it doesn't taste so good! Found a stale ten year old package and didn't know until after I made it. It tastes freaking awful makes you want to hurl!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by zelph » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:36 pm

Pure Mahem wrote:Can't resist throwing in a survivalist observation. Some of us will eat very well if TEOTWAWKI happens others not so well maybe not at all! An armed individual seems like they might eat very well. Me i'll be armed and hiding eating Ramen or Chef, LOL! Just so you all now Ramen does eventually go bad and it doesn't taste so good! Found a stale ten year old package and didn't know until after I made it. It tastes freaking awful makes you want to hurl!!! :mrgreen:
They say Spam will outlast the shelf that it's stored on :lol:

Let us all in on the definition of TEOTWAWKI. Not all are survivalists ;)
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Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

Post by dlarson » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:47 pm

zelph wrote:Let us all in on the definition of TEOTWAWKI. Not all are survivalists ;)
Acronym for: The End Of The World As We Know It.
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