Weapons in the Wild

Bow and Arrows – how to make and use bow and arrows in the wild

Components of a Bow A bow consists of two elastic limb ends, traditionally made from wood, connected by a string.  By pulling the string backwards, the archer exerts compressive force on the string facing section, or back.  The stored energy is later released putting an arrow into flight. The curved…
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Weapons in the Wild

Throwing Sticks – how to make and use a throwing stick.

One of the earliest weapons used by humans, the throwing stick, commonly known as the rabbit stick (or throwing club, kylie, or boomerang), is very effective against small game (squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits). The rabbit stick itself is a blunt stick or wooden club, straight or naturally curved at about…
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Weapons in the Wild

Spears – how to make a spear in a wilderness survival situation.

Bladed Spear To make a bladed spear, use the same procedures to make the blade that you used to make a knife blade. Flint, obsidian, iron,or bone can be used for a spearhead.  If possible, modify the normal knife blade construction by adding barbs to the base of the blade. …
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Weapons in the Wild

Knives – their components, blade types, and how to use for survival.

In a survival scenario, a knife is by far your most important tool.  A knife has four basic functions. It can puncture, slash or chop, cut, and scrape. A knife is also an invaluable tool used to construct other survival items. If you find yourself in a survival situation without…
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Weapons in the Wild

Clubs in the Wilderness – how to make a deadly club in a survival situation.

A club, also known as cudgel, baton, mace, nightstick or bludgeon, is essentially a short stick.  You hold clubs and most are small enough to swing with one hand. Although they are not thrown as you would a throwing stick, the club can extend your area of defense beyond your…
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Tools in the wild

In an extended survival situation, a walking stick can be your best friend. All about staffs and walking sticks.

Why Use a Walking Staff? A staff (also called a walking staff, walking stick, trekking poles, hiking poles, or walking poles) should be one of the first tools you obtain. They resemble ski poles and have many features in common such as baskets on the bottom, rubber padded grips, and…
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An introduction to weapons, tools, and gear required for wilderness survival.

It is important to properly maintain your weapons, tools, and gear.  This is especially true of your knife. You must always keep it sharp and ready to use. A knife is your most valuable tool in a survival situation. With the proper knowledge and skills, you can easily improvise needed…
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Survival Kits

Preparing an emergency survival kit – supplies needed for the ultimate bugout bag.

Introduction to survival kits/bugout bags The environment you will operate in is key to the types of items you will need in your survival kit and how much equipment you put in it depends on how long you will be required to survive using the items in your bugout bag. …
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