posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by Chopper
Compound bows might be ugly as sin, but they get the job done. If you had to choose between a compound bow or nothing to survive, you'll take the bow
I cannot envision that choice ever being forced in the real world. In the real world, in a survival situation, you will make what you need - not run
down to the archery shop and pick out a contraption, putting it on your Master Card.
I've been making my own bows since I was 13 or 14. Not a single one of them had those wheels, geegaws, and way too much string on them. If a compound
operator was forced with that choice, in an actual survival situation, he'd have a hell of a time trying to make his own compound contraption - and
he would be utterly lost trying to shoot a real bow.
No "break point".
No game, no dinner.
Maybe you can find some like minded traditional archers and start your own club. That way you can all go to the range together and show the 'compound
operators' how it's really done.
It's getting harder and harder to find bows in stores - most all of them cater to the compound operators, and sell contraptions exclusively. The last
real bow I saw in a shop was a couple years ago. it was old, and in a pawn shop. I'm really pretty glad I learned how to make my own years ago with
just a stick, a sharp piece of glass, and some fiberous stuff.
Added bonus: I don't have to have an engineering degree and special equipment to put my string on.