posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 11:41 PM
The compounds let off is its major bonus of course, as you can hold it for longer with less strain, however, the recurve as others have mentioned is
less expensive, easier to string, makeable, can fire any arrow, you can make arrows, and a lot less noticeable than a compound, with as has also been
mentioned the possibility of make a staff that can serve as one, though that will have a hell of a draw, i personally like the compound, but in a
survival situation, as others have suggested i would choose the recurve every time.