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Survival Bow Making

The bow and arrow are effective hunting tools, because they increase the distance between you and your prey, bettering your chances of catching an animal. When in a survival situation, the ability to fashion a survival bow and arrows quickly and from the raw material surrounding you is a skill that is of extreme use, […]

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How to Make a Bow and Arrow Part 1

I remember the first time I tried to make a bow and arrow. There was a wind storm and many branches were down from the large black oak trees in my backyard. I picked up a stick and ran to get some string from the house. Then I looked for a shorter, straight branch.I took […]

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How to Make a Bow and Arrow Part 2

Miss Part 1? Go here to read the first article. Welcome back. Thanks for joining me once again. As you can see, bowmaking can be complex. That said, it is a craft that is well worth learning. Imagine shooting a bow that YOU made with your own hands. It is a feeling that cannot be described. Learning how […]

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How to Make a Bow and Arrow Part 3

Miss Part 1? What about Part 2? Things are getting interesting. Here’s an update of where we are in the process of how to make a bow and arrow. Our bow: is fully dried has an ultra-smooth back is starting to bend on the top and bottom limb This is a good place to be. We’ve laid out […]

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How to Make a Bow and Arrow Part 4

In Part 3 of How to Make a Bow and Arrow, our bow tips were flexing evenly and consistently to a distance of at least 6 inches. That allowed us to string our bow. It’s important to string your bow while there is still wood to be removed. On my first bow, I kept whittling down […]

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