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Reply #30 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 10:08am
 
I think I would go for an atlatl and darts before going for a bow and arrow.  Way easier to make than a bow, which should have seasoned or dried wood for best results. 

The bows I have made from green wood have not done very well. 

Plus, an atlatl and dart can be made from one sapling and are way quicker to make than a bow and arrows.

Check out Primitive Technology on YouTube under the Weapons section.  He does bow and arrow, atlatl and dart and sling.
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Reply #31 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 10:43am
 
For atlatl you need good dart from sesoned wood anyway, so...

Quite usable green bow is bundle-bow IMHO.

I will had to make bow of south americans jungles because here is still between 70-100 % water in air. I.e. low brace etc.

REading bowyers bible III just know btw.

Question is if it isnt best just yie oldie throwing stick and fire handled javelin + heavy spear for bigger animals...
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Reply #32 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 12:35pm
 
I have seen atlatl darts made out if bamboo, and river cane. It can be green or dried.
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Reply #33 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 12:46pm
 
Atlatl is sortta mix between sling and bow...
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Reply #34 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 1:11pm
 
I have and use am atlatl, it would be easier to use and make in tge bush before a sling.  U could go bow, but then u gotta learn how to make cordage. 8lug u want a good chance,  u would have to learn flintknapping first to make stone points and stone knives and other tools
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Reply #35 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 1:32pm
 
Easiest way IMO = throwing stick for small animals / ripe foods in trees up to 20-30 m. Few light throwign javelins in 400-800 g range + 1 big ass spear 2-3 kg for big animals. All points hardened in fire.
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Reply #36 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 2:34pm
 
I agree. All of those are basically just different types of stick. If you are lucky in finding the materials they need almost no shaping or working at all.
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Reply #37 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 2:59pm
 
Well, huntin+gatherin is one thing, but survival is about limited resources and fight for survival with others... Some crazy doode with gun could be gamechanger pretty guickly...
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Reply #38 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 7:05pm
 
One of the best survival skills is knowledge,  and practice.  But I am interested in bushcraft which isn't survival it's thriving.
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Reply #39 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 7:44pm
 
Thats probably why Primitive Technology's channel is so popular. Hes gone way past just survival. His tiled hut with heated floors is pretty amazing.
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Reply #40 - Oct 20th, 2017 at 8:45pm
 
That's one of my favorite channels, i just read a recent interview with him. He does it full time now, just living off the revenue generated by the ads, he lives in Australia.
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Reply #41 - Oct 21st, 2017 at 4:25am
 
His videos are amazing. Not a single word spoken but everything is crystal clear. It's a mark of a good video maker that the pictures really do speak a thousand words.
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Reply #42 - Oct 21st, 2017 at 9:22am
 
If you click CC, some of his videos have a narrative where he explains what he is doing and why.
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Reply #43 - Oct 21st, 2017 at 11:14am
 
Funny thing today - most people of today is aware of fact, that Walking Dead is survival show OR any 3D games makes you perfect in suriving within soldier hordes.
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Reply #44 - Oct 21st, 2017 at 1:46pm
 
Probably won't be my main weapon as i'm not that accurate with it.  but it is my backup along with the bola and atlatl and knife/axe and slingshot etc.
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