Improvisation is a must whenever we find ourselves in a difficult situation. Weapons are crucial for our survival and this is the reason why people have used weapons for thousands of years. If you don’t have a weapon close to you in a do or die situation you should not panic because it is not difficult to come up with a makeshift weapon based on the materials you have in your home or found in the nature. In order to ease your job, we have created a short list of three makeshift weapons for survival. So, whenever something unexpected happens, you can rest assured that you will have a weapon to protect yourself.
- Throwing spikes
Japanese people are known for martial art and their wide range of weapons that are both efficient and simple. For instance, many centuries ago, the Japanese have invented the concealed throwing device known as Shuriken. After the first contacts between Westerners and Japanese, people from the Western world designed their own version of this tool called Throwing Spike. It is quite easy and simple to create this weapon and all you need is nails. Remember that we are talking about Bo Shuriken, which represent throwing darts. There are different techniques that you can use to throw these spikes. If they are used in the right way, they can be lethal (if needed). Of course, you will need some practice if you want to use them in a survival situation.
- DIY pepper spray
Pepper sprays are very popular these days because they are easy to carry and they can prevent attacks without causing permanent damage to the attacker. Instead of buying one from a store, you can make a pepper spray on your own. The DIY pepper spray is very easy to make and you won’t need much equipments and tools to make it work efficiently. In case you need to make it stronger and more efficient, you should simply add more pepper powder and chili powder. Use peppers, water and funnel and mix the ingredients well. Place the mixture into a sprayer and that’s it. When you use the pepper spray, always aim for the eyes of the attacker. It will take a long time for the attacker to clean their eyes.
- Club tool
If you are out in the wilderness, you can make a club tool too. Pick a tree and cut it. You can also find a piece of wood on the ground, but make sure that it is strong. The size should be ideal for your hands. You will have to scrap the bark to create a good handle. After that, make a hole in the upper part of the club where you will place a sharp rock. Hit it a few times to let the rock settle well. In the end, just use para-cord to make sure that the rock will stay on the club. This is a very good makeshift weapon that you will find useful in different situations.