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Carving A Survival Bow With A Knife

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In this episode I am building a survival bow with a knife. The stave is harvested from fresh green hazelnut wood. It is quite soft and bends well. I cut away too much wood of one of the limbs at the very beginnning so I had to cut off the limb, turn it around and glue the bow together again. The bow had around 30 pounds draw weight at first but it gradually lost strength with every shot and at the end of the video it maybe only had 15 pounds. But that doesnt matter because if you unstring the bow and shoot it the next day, it gets stronger again. I am very proud of this bow. It is a quick solution for hunting in a survival situation and can definetly take down small game like squirrels or hare.

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7 thoughts on “Carving A Survival Bow With A Knife

  1. Can you make a video of how you created the Pine pitch, please? And was
    that paracord, used for the draw string on the bow?

    Awesome videos! So glad I subbed this channel!!

  2. Lilly u are one cool chick!! Big fan! Can’t hunt with a bow!! That is nuts
    a bullet goes further than an arrow, thanks for the great vid!!

  3. Good tutorial! This is one that would be a good camp craft project to do
    with teens. A skill that would be useful both in a survival situation and
    for someone wanting to make their own tools/weapons.

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