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Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

End of the world scenarios seem like something that can only happen on the big screen. It’s been a while since the world has had to worry about its entire annihilation at a moment’s notice. Because of this, the world has gone soft! People don’t know how to survive without their iPads and cellphones anymore. I remember being a kid and playing outside in the woods and building makeshift shelters and forts that would last for months at a time. Kids and adults alike are not prepared for if/when society falls apart. Fear not however, for there is someone who is trying to educate people in how to live when our modern world collapses. Youtuber Primitive Technology is a well-known survival expert. He makes videos on how to make survival structures and tools so everyone has access to this important information. In this video, he teaches you how to make a bow, quiver and arrows all from things available in nature!

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He starts out by cutting down a very tree that will be used to make the actual bow.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He then cut the tree in half again for the proper length. All the tools he is using to make these objects are hand-made from substances in nature as well.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

Using a stone, he splits the wood down the middle so he has two separate pieces.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

Next it was time to start shaping the bow. A sharp stone is used (as it is most of the time in these kinds of projects) to slowly chip away at the tree to create the shape desired.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

This seems to be the most meticulous part of the process.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

This is the bow after it has been shaped.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

The bark from another tree stripped and braided will serve as the draw string.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

After stripping the bark, it is then pulled in half.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

The inside half of the bark that is used is then braided.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

This is how the braid should look. Twist each side then twist the two sides together to create a very strong bow string.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

What the braid will look like when all is said and done. Make sure you leave a loop on both ends braided back into itself so you can attach it to the ends of the bow.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

This is directly after attaching the draw string using a little muscle to bend the bow.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

The poster then shaves down the insides of the bow to allow for more flex.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

Looks pretty good. He estimated the draw weight at a little over 35 pounds.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

Now it’s time to make the arrows. He grabs some small green trees and breaks them off at a length that will allow the roots to regrow. He takes the cut off limb and shaves the bark off.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He then uses a sharp rock to create notches in one end of the arrow to allow the draw string to notch into the arrow.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He caught a wild turkey and was able to pluck some of its feathers to use for the fletching of the arrows.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

The next process is the carefully peel the actual feather off the quill.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

As a substitute for glue, he uses tree sap.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

The sap is then coated onto the back-end of each arrow.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He carefully glues the feathers on the back-end of the arrow.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He then wraps a makeshift cord around the end of the arrow fletches to secure them permanently.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

Heating up the tips of the arrows in a fire is the next step.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He uses the fire to harden the tips of the arrows so they can penetrate tough skin.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

If you do not heat the tips, when they make impact they will either shatter or splinter.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

The feather fletches were to long, so he burned them down to size.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

That’s a good set of arrows.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

You can’t have a bow and arrow without quiver. So he decides to make one. He starts with some large sections of bark and creates weak points to fold in the bottom.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

He then bends the bark upward along the weak points. This creates a basket of sorts, and he wraps the bottom tight with bark strips.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

You now officially have a way to kill food and defend yourself.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

You gotta test it out first though.

Survivalist Shows How To Build A Bow, Arrows And Quiver With Nothing But Woodland Materials

Seems to work pretty darn well.

You Can Watch The Whole YouTube Video Here!

I used to love making stuff like this as a kid. As I got older though, my hobbies started to get more diverse and more expensive. This video has me wanting to get out into nature and try my hand at some of these different survival videos. Because one day, guns won’t be an option. This kind of information is going to be truly invaluable when the time comes for us to head to the hills.

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