Tent Poles as Bow and Arrows
by Todd Owen
(Denver, Colorado - USA)
I camped a couple of weeks ago here in the beautiful Rocky Mts, Colorado. And I often take a pad and pen with me to jot down a couple of thoughts and ideas. I set up my tent and realized in the event I needed to hunt for food.
In a pinch one of my tent poles would be ideal for a bow. My tent poles are the type that is joined together with the elastic string that snaps in place to form one larger pole. I had an extra set and decided to snap the line on one. I used my knife and cut a small notch on both ends and used some of the fibers from inside my paracord bracelet to make a small 4 foot bow. I got one of the other spare poles and cut it down to about 3 feet and sharpened the tip for an arrow.
Ok now admittedly this is not gonna go 200 yards or be able to drop a hungry bear put, I was able to shoot the arrow about 60 to 70 yards. This would be more than enough for small came such as a rabbit or maybe even a nesting bird........ Happy Survival.....
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