How To Build A DIY Longbow [Video]
Consider a DIY longbow for your survival arsenal–efficient yet stealthy–and one you can build on our own, too! Check out the video tutorial below!
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In this article:
- Prefer a Silent Weapon for Survival Situations
- A Gun vs a DIY Longbow
- DIY Longbow: The Making of a Silent Survival Weapon
How to Build a DIY Longbow from Scratch
Prefer a Silent Weapon for Survival Situations
Let’s not go as far as A Quiet Place and Netflix’ latest installment–The Silence as examples for survival scenarios where stealth and silence are valuable. At least, not yet.
There are very real monsters, in reality, we are powerless against and sometimes our only escape is stealth. Besides defensive situations, stealth is also necessary for offense and I mean getting to your monster, first.
I am also referring to getting food supply or hunting. Many of both big and small games are super sensitive to sound and will bolt at little sounds indicative of a hunter’s presence.
This is why the primitive survivalists were effective hunters with the use of this ancient weapon–the bow and arrow. It has the element of nature in the bow and arrow which makes it perfect for hunting in the wild.
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A Gun vs a DIY Longbow
Guns are hands down more effective in defense or offense, but when it comes to the question of availability, a DIY longbow takes a point.
With a gun, you don’t know how long your ammo will last or when your gun will stop working. That is if you have a gun with you in the aftermath.
A good weapon you can make on your own from scratch is better than the best weapons you can only imagine. You can also weigh-in on the pros and cons of bows or guns, here.
DIY Longbow: The Making of a Silent Survival Weapon
A bow and arrow make a good addition to your survival stash. In survival scenarios where stealth is important, the bow and arrow are the weapons of choice indeed.
Not only is this duo effective in hunting, but it is also very quiet. You can also build a bow and arrow from materials found in your surroundings.
In this video from The Hunting Channel, you will find out how to make a longbow from scratch–a survival indeed.
A DIY longbow doesn’t seem much but when you have nothing out there, it will mean the world so much. So before you get caught up in a survival situation consider learning a survival skill of making your own weapon–a DIY longbow!
What do you think of this DIY longbow guide? Is it a survival weapon you would consider for your own survival arsenal? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 1, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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