Survivalist Tip: Some people will laugh at this, but you must have a bow and arrow amidst your cache of supplies. Humans have been utilizing bows and arrows for thousands of years – mostly for food, but also for self-defense and to frighten away mooching in-laws. Handling one takes some skill, but you can learn rather quickly. It also literally can be the difference between life and death. A nicely-shot arrow can take out someone trying to steal your food rations or water. But, it also can provide sustenance for you and your family; a large game animal doesn’t stand a chance against a strategically-fired arrow. And, neither will those lousy in-laws! Bows and arrows aren’t just for Cupid anymore.