The most valuable things players bring to survive with is usually a pot, knife, machete, hatchet or fire-starting device.
Besides, the show is called Naked and Afraid, not armed and confident!
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Pros and Cons to guns during a survival situation
I’m personally a whole lot more comfortable with a gun by my side and sleep much better with one. Have I ever needed it or would I probably not. While they put my mind at ease and create a peaceful environment for me as long as I don’t hang a salmon off my neck in bear country I probably wouldn’t need it often. Although it would definitely be great for hunting and getting protein, if you are able to trap and fish you should be ok without it as long as you don’t need the red meat. If you can survive without a gun for a few weeks you’ll save time as you won’t need to carry around the few extra pounds and ammo and worry about keeping everything clean and functional.
Would you take a gun with you?