Wilderness Tactics

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  1. vector7 profile image59
    vector7posted 6 years ago

    Old school, in the wild, catch and grow your lunch living.

    Got skills?

    Share here.


    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Will tomorrow, Vector!  Gotta crash now!smile


      1. vector7 profile image59
        vector7posted 6 years agoin reply to this


        Man that was quick.

        I'm sure I'll be here tomorrow.  Need to do some studying too.

        Have a good one.

  2. vector7 profile image59
    vector7posted 6 years ago

    Hey Randy, I see a couple in there I like.


    I've been looking into making a bow. [have one but it's fiberglass, and I need something that isn't junk] (rifle works but only get one small game and the rest are spooked from the shot)

    But I haven't found the right tree yet, and then cure time is at least 3 months [if I pre-carve the basic figure] but is suppose to be a full year for perfection, and uncut if a year.

    When I make the arrows they are going to have heads like a couple I see in the set there.

    I prefer to make everything I can without modern mess.


    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The very best instructions on building a traditional bow--called a self bow--is in a series of books entitled The Traditional Bowyer's Bible.  These books--I found them at the local library--tell you how to do everything associated with the ancient art of bow building.  Even to making the string, if you really want to get traditional.

      There are--believe it or not--many different types of wood you can use, but in your area hickory or black locust may be the best bet.  I don't have either of these types of wood near my home, but my neighbor has made several 60+lb bows from certain types of oak.  These books are really detailed and tell how to make a simple dryer to speed up the drying process in a very short time.  Here they are on Amazon.

                    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag … lla-search



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