I saw something like this on an Kim Du Toit's old blog, and thought it was fun to ponder and choose.
What if you were transported back through time circa 1700's and told you were to go alone across what is now the continental US? You may take any two firearms from any time period, any two knives from any time period, any two animals. You would be supplied with a five to seven day pack out of food water a saw, a shovel, a pick/mattock, rope, two canteens and some basic cooking and eating gear(not weighing more than 5lbs). Additionally you would have 500 rounds per firearm for the trip.
What: firearms, knives, animals would you choose for the trek?
What else would you want to bring?
Please include a one or two sentence explanation for each choice made.