Hi guys and gals. So I got baited and came out to play. It has however got me thinking about things . After watching many videos "again" on harvesting animals with primitive tools I stand by my original view of Primitive weapons being " NOT PRACTICAL" for the average survivalist. I have been in this survivalist world for two decades now. I have been a member on every major survivalism message board slash website on the web. One thing I have seen on every website is someone selling the Idea that going primitive is the best way to go. Buy my DVD, MY BOOK, my videos, e-books etc. Everything from bundle bows to stone heads and more. Lots of young people looking for answers are led to waste precious time purchasing this stuff. While I concede that some people can master these skill sets I also know for a FACT that most can not. The Romantic side of this is alluring and draws people into the mindset that if he or she can do it so can I. So they set out with knife and cordage in hand carve and whittle their way to failure after failure. Once in a great while some person finds that they have a the natural ability to master the task and wala , you get another book/dvd seller. For most of us, we need to focus on what we CAN DO. Trust me folks, if the world goes to hell the woods are going to be full of men and women with guns. For years this will be the case. Deer and other game will be highly pressured and scarce. To be able to harvest in this scenario means you are going to have to be able to shoot farther and more accurate then the average guy out there. Deer will be driven in herds to mass slaughters by men with high powered rifles. Deer drives will be so common that numbers will fall fast. To count on harvest of wild game alone is a fools errand . Grow food animals like chickens, rabbits, pigs, goats etc. Grow a garden, Move near water ways like lakes and rivers. Bottom Line? The romantic notion of walking out into the woods is is a death sentence for 99% of those who attempt it. It is difficult to do it today and will next to impossible to do it post shtf. There is nothing romantic about the end of the world as we know it. It will be brutal, dog eat dog ,nasty cold , wet , stinking horror. Even with modern rifles and other guns the chance of surviving is slim. In my honest opinion the only hope lies in communities like small towns where people band together, trade, co-exist and work together. Will there be a return of the mountain men? Possibly. A few seriously gifted dudes who walk off into timber and thrive but Im not one of them. I am part of the 99% who better start thinking practical survival because Survival is different than today. Today I can fall back to the store for supplies. Today I have a workshop with electric power tools. Today I have a chainsaw. Today I have money. Survival is different. Take all that away and you have what you can do. I can shoot, I can solve problems, I can garden and raise animals, I can fish. I cant do any better then that. Im not going to fool myself into thinking I can. So rather than waste time learning to be a cave man Im going to stack things deep. Ammo, bolts, broad heads, fishing tackle, seeds , clothes, boots , fire wood, fuel, and staples like salt and sugar. If the world returns to men wielding sticks and stones ? I will be long gone and dead. OR I will be the last man alive with a loaded gun. So in short , I have the utmost respect for that 7 year old kid who killed a deer with an Atlatl and the men and women who hunt with primitive gear as a Hobby. They are gifted and have skill sets most can only dream of. Survival is different. Survival means doing whatever it takes to win.