When talking to someone about survival gear, I have noticed that I come into contact with many individuals who cannot make distinctions. For example, the gist of a conversation I recently had: __________________________________________ Individual #1: "A hatchet and a tomahawk are the same thing." Individual #2: "No there not, a hatchet is better." Myself: "Actually they are distinctly different, even though they are classed under the same title of Small Axes. They differ only in how well they perform a given task " Individuals #1 & #2: "You're an idiot and don't know what you're talking about!" __________________________________________ These are the same people who state that they have a stockpile of chlorine tabs for purifying their water supply. The same people who state that a .22 caliber rifle is not a viable defense against another human. These people for some reason cannot be deviated from their perspectives. Even when proven wrong. Survival calls for a person to be capable of making a distinction between things that will further their chance of survival and things that will get them killed. Is it just me, or does this seem like a recurring issue in our community? I mean, everyone is entitled to their opinions obviously. I just don't see the point in not admitting when you're wrong, especially when presented with factual evidence. Let me know what you folks think and if you've come across these individuals before yourself.