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How to Break a Bow: A Step by Step Guide

Overcoming failure is a big part of bow making and something that all beginning bowyers must face.  Last weekend  was the first time I have…

Started by Jeremy Robert Williams

1 Jun 5, 2014
Reply by ConnorOMalley

65# Osage bow build-along

For anyone interested here's the link: http://naturalskills.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/osage-bow-build-along/ Anyone else getting excited a…

Started by ConnorOMalley

0 May 29, 2014

Making High FOC (forward of center) Arrows

Howdy Survivalists... This is a new concept to me that I'm trying to understand.  The idea is that arrows with the balance point being forw…

Started by ConnorOMalley

11 Jun 30, 2013
Reply by preston taylor

Primitive arrow photos and specs

I finished up this arrow a few weeks back.  Obsidian point weight: 97 grains Total arrow weight: 503 grains Hardhack Shaft length: 29in.…

Started by Steve Nicolini

3 Jun 21, 2013
Reply by Steve Nicolini

Finished Arrows

Here are my finished arrows and bow all set up to hunt this year. The bow is the one that was previously pictured, but I put the arrow rest…

Started by preston taylor

3 Jun 17, 2013
Reply by ConnorOMalley

Brain-tanning Workshop

Check out some pictures from the recent brain-tanning workshop.  http://alderleaf-wilderness-college.blogspot.com/2013/06/brain-tanning-wor

Started by ConnorOMalley

0 Jun 10, 2013

New Bow

Thought you would enjoy seeing this new bow I just finished. It still needs an arrow shelf and handle wrapping, along with some finish sand…

Started by preston taylor

7 May 23, 2013
Reply by ConnorOMalley

Wilderness Survival Quiz

Time to test your survival knowledge.  The key to survival is minimizing experimentation.  There are a lot of things you have to do in a su…

Started by ConnorOMalley

5 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by ConnorOMalley

How to primitively process an antler for flint knapping

I feel very strongly that if you are wanting to learn to flint knap, you should learn to flint knap with natural tools.  The vast majority…

Started by ConnorOMalley

0 Apr 8, 2013

Making a celt from primitive tools

A "celt" is a term meant to describe a stone ax where the stone is wedged vertically into a wooden handle.  These tools were used all over…

Started by ConnorOMalley

0 Apr 2, 2013

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