posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 02:54 PM
So, recently i've had an urge to go out and buy a longbow, so i did. It's a 54" bow with a 36# (pounds) pull. I've been practicing with it, and
i'm finding that i'm quite good with it, almost natural
With all the stuff around me hitting the fan, I was thinking, in a post-apocalyptic world (like after an EMP or something), would a bow like this be
good enough to kill someone? I'm not arguing if there will be a post-apocalyptic world, just hypothetically. The reasoning for a bow as a weapon is
because things like guns would be useless after a year or two without an incoming source of ammunition. Plus they are very noisy. I doubt most people
have a silencer or a sniper rifle, atleast not in my area. And with bows, i could just go into the woods to find decent sticks to mold them into
So would a bow like the one i have be a good enough defense against a cannibal trying to kill me and steal my food, assuming i have the high ground? I
watched some videos of people hunting game with bows and one of the thing i noticed is that the arrow doesn't go very deep, only a few centimeters at
most (but still kills them). Would this be a problem against a human?
Again this is all hypothetical...