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What's a slingshot gunna do in a survival situation
Don't under estimate a sling shot in a survival situation. It's silent, portable, and powerful. I have personally taken Squirrels, Rabbits and other small game with a sling shot, further I certainly wouldn't want to be hit in the eye with a half inch steel ball traveling at 300 feet per second. Think out side the box, survival isn't always about having the latest and greatest "tactikool" gear.
 

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I agree with the other slingshot users here. I've taken many squirrels with them. Practice is the key. I was in snowy Buffalo one winter. Work was slow and I had a full basement. I bought a cheap wrist rocket, a few hundred bearings and practiced on pepsi cans. By spring there wasn't an annoying squirrel left in my neighborhood. I've always been fond of squirrel, especially squirrel dumplings.

As a kid I had an uncle who squirrel hunted with them exclusively. He was an amazing shot, I'm not in his league though.

They are handy for getting a meal quietly in a survival situation. I carry one in my bob. The slingshot and 250 ball bearings weighs less than a pound. There are many small critters I wouldn't use a gun on for security (not to mention would blow apart) and I wouldn't risk losing an arrow for them either.

Most squirrels dress out a little less than a pound. Even if I only shot at 50% accuracy that's about 100lbs of meat in a pot for 1lb of gear, not a bad return. Personally, I think I can do better than 50%.

A slingshot was part a careful plan of mine. A few years ago I went for a class in Atlanta. Posted here…

http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/f23/urban-escape-evasion-22131/

I spent a couple months planning. Scenario… walking home from Atlanta (>250 miles) with what I had with me. I went through all the possibilities I could envision, population centers to avoid, major river systems etc. At the end of the day I came up with 3 pieces of gear that would give me the best chance of eating on a 30 day walk with my skill sets. All 3 totaled less than 5lbs. A rigged trotline, professional grade snares and a slingshot! I already own and use all 3 and now keep them in my bob.
 
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