I change my input.
I’m gonna go with a bolt action 22 and a ton of ammo. Like a pallet of it, enough where I can plink all day, hunt, and likely die in peace and not have used all of it.
Since you didn’t say where I had to go, I pick an island type location. Id have to do some research before time-traveling, but I’d certainly pick a place with no active volcanos. Of coarse I’ll research to where no giant lizards or anything like that lived, and nice easy weather! If there are local tribes, the more the better. Tropical humans back then likely did wear a lot of clothing!
Interaction with the locals would be "entertaining " to say the least....after all I don't speak "Caveman" for starters....
But you gotta sleep sometime...and someone else who can keep watch while you eat , bath , cook , gather plants / firewood etc....would be nice to have around.
Hmmm....My bladed items would be those below :
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I would have magic batteries
A yew bow or any self bow / composite bow made of natural materials is a work of art indeed.I probably told this story before. My maternal grandfather was an outdoorsman of the old school. I was born in the 1890s (1897?). He hunted and fished to provide for his family. He built his own smokehouse.
He made a longbow from yew wood and put buffalo horn nocks on the end. It was a work of art. He gave it to my older brother.
I was a stupid kid and I took it with me to show it off to a friend. I got the bow limb caught in the spokes of my bicycle and broke the limb near the end.
What an intriguing thought experiment, thanks!
Given the parameters, I've been trying to think on what would allow for the highest weight carrying capacity. A cart of some sort, like a gorilla cart. This one is "rated" for 1,200lbs. Figure overload the bubblegum out of it by several hundred pounds. Also a surplus duffle/deployment bag, AND load bearing vest/"battle belt".
My thought being parameters presented didn't preclude shuttling gear, just what "could" be man hauled. So, man haul the above thru whatever "transit portal", unload then shuttle haul from there.
Would that be deemed acceptable & reasonable?
A yew bow or any self bow / composite bow made of natural materials is a work of art indeed.
Yikes on the bow vs. spokes story...
What if went you went back in time... and you killed someone from your family tree...would that mean that you now no longer are around either....?
Or are we working with the multiple timeline , theory of time travel...?
15,000 years ago would be modern humans. Pre-Clovis. Judging from size of points they had spears, not bows. And most likely came from Beringia down the west coast by boat. There's still controversy about this vs the Clovis First theory. But each decade there is more evidence for human settlement of NA predating Clovis by thousands of years. Anyway, if you believe Clovis First, part of that model is that there would be no humans here in 15,000.Oops, you're correct; read the dating wrong. Still time-travel fun to be had.