Crossbows are an excellent choice for any prepper's arsenal. They are silent and deadly. Many crossbows can take down any animal a gun can. They are also handy for defense, the sight of a crossbow is intimidating to most would-be intruders.
There are many types of crossbows on the market. It is always best to find a local store that will let you try out a crossbow before you purchase one online. Make sure you are physically able to pull the string back and that the total weight is not to much to carry.