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View Poll Results: What % of Friends/Family are Fully Prepared for Global Disaster (3-18 Month Survival)
Less than 1% 83 44.86%
1-10% 64 34.59%
10-20% 19 10.27%
20-30% 10 5.41%
Greater than 30% 9 4.86%
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Old 27 June 2018, 09:32
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I think buying one and learning to shoot it would be first. The other thing is having access to the correct materials. Look around, I think there is a thread on making bows, I will see if I can revive it.
Clay makes some nice bows and has some pretty good videos for beginners. I'm about to pick up two osage staves from him. https://www.twistedstave.com/traditional-archery2/
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Old 27 June 2018, 10:44
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I think buying one and learning to shoot it would be first. The other thing is having access to the correct materials. Look around, I think there is a thread on making bows, I will see if I can revive it.
Here's one:
http://socnet.com/showthread.php?t=129194

There may be others.
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Old 3 July 2018, 00:42
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The start to hopefully never having a power bill again.
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Old 3 July 2018, 01:23
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My daughter really had more an interest in how to make one. I tend to focus on what you would need to survive immediately for 3 days to 3 mos in a major disaster

My daughter tends to focus on longer goals, which is good. I copied this link to her and she asked how you would know which tree to use.

We are not able to identify the name of one tree to the next, so is there a simple rule of thumb? My response is that I would just start with trial and error with trees around me.

Right now, we are just chattering and TFG is correct. We need to buy something and learn to use it first and that can't happened for a few months yet.

I refuse to let her come here and ask what is the best wood to use.
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Old 3 July 2018, 21:30
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Here's a bow that I had as a teenager-

the Bear '76er' take down bow

Magnesium riser and fiberglass limbs-damned near indestructible

Mine was stolen

55lb draw and I used 28" arrows

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Fre...-/283036585598

Great 'starter' bow with out being heavily invested
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Old 3 July 2018, 23:05
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Here's one:
http://socnet.com/showthread.php?t=129194

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I think I was the one that revived it.
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