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Stone age arrow making - a step by step video tutoral

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by DKR, Apr 27, 2020.


  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    This You Tube presentation runs just over an hour and walks you thru everything needed to make a quality hardwood arrow using only Stone Age tools. It is informative; short of a hands-on session with this fellow, as good as you will find on line.



    Why? In extreme conditions, you can almost always find the tools needed in nature. Knowledge cannot be lost or stolen. On the other hand, if this is something you think may be needed, start practicing now, before the need..

    An enjoyable hour looking at primitive tools in use if nothing else.

    What's that? Stone age man was too dumb to consider.//make//use a bow and arrow?

    Ahh, maybe not - Further evidence for bow hunting and its implications more than 60 000 years ago: Results of a use-trace analysis of the bone point from Klasies River Main site, South Africa - ScienceDirect
    "Further evidence for bow hunting and its implications more than 60 000 years ago: Results of a use-trace analysis of the bone point from Klasies River Main site, South Africa"

    Yes, that isn't a typo, 60K years ago. Middle Stone Age.

    Enjoy. And consider that your distant ancestors were a hellava lot smarter than they are given credit for....

     
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  2. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    You'll need a bow to make use of that arrow, so

     
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Just in case I run out of boolits? :D
     
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  4. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I am loving this post. Kiss-kiss!

    A bow is a real force-multiplier, whether in hunting or defensive warfare.

    And so is a well-designed slingshot.

    Check out my favorite Merry Madman: Joerg Spave
    the slingshot channel youtube - YouTube

    As you wander in this garden of delight, notice the bow attachment(s) that would have changed history.
     
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  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Joerg is a hoot
     
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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    See also @Bishop threads on slingshots.
     
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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Speaking of our favorite Monkey Marine, Where the heck is @Bishop , Haven't seen him around in some time, Hope all is well in his neck of the woods!
     
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