I have a machete already, the real deal, from the African bush. I definitely plan on getting and getting familiar iwth a sling. I had one when i was a boy, man, fun times. I was pretty good with it too. I do need to get a good knife. My buddy has some AWESOME air rifles, capable of taking coyotes. Biggest problem with them is that you need to pump them to about 3000psi. And you only get a few good quality shots before you run out of air. But, yeah, it's not a cheap date. Over $500 for sure. He's got a few good spring loaded ones, more than capable to take a rabbit, but those aren't cheap either and they are single shots. Never considered a cheap pellet rifle for small game though, thatch a good idea. Honestly, I REALLY want to pick up a few throwing knives and learn to use those too.