A 'can' has it's place but it makes a poor crutch when you are lacking in almost everything else. It does NOT make you Superman. It's also not absolutely indespensible. In other words, they are neat but you can do without it and they sometimes present problems, like if you get caught with the bitch.
A decent slingshot is a serious small game getter, like for quail. They are silent, in expensive, weigh little, can fit into a pocket, and ammo is in endless natural supply. I recommend the folding type that uses surgical tubing.
You need a decent knife - period.
You either get a big knife or you get a small knife, like a good skinner, and a hatchet. I'd recommend all three.
Trying to do things like using a straight razor to skin a deer or a range cow simply won't make the grade.
'Ulu' is an innuit word meaning "woman's knife", though the men may use one, it could probably also be translated as "knife for woman's work". I have an ulu in the kitchen and they are quite a cool knife.
When I go on backpacking trips, I carry four knives; A Kukri for heavy chopping, a Leatherman multitool for miscellaneous tasks and fine whittling, a Russel belt knife for skinning and cleaning game, and a large folder that I picked up for cheap as an eating knife. Also a sharpening stone in the pack and a scalpel in the first aid kit.
A slingshot always has a place in my back pocket, Whatever environment I am in.
yeah I had never seen zombo's posts and saw one last night, so I looked through what he had to say before and found this thread. Because GK is a can fan and has said he doens't like slingshots, that's why I thought he was being imped.