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Go ahead, pick up any survival handbook and inside you'll find the same old boring repetitive stuff. How to make a spear from a stick, a bow & arrow from some tree saplings, and a slingshot from a Y-shape tree branch.

But do you know what all these weapons have in common? To use 'em effectively you have to be a damn good shot. No joke! So you'll either have to practice your @ss off in using'em until you feel confident enough that you can hit something with'em. Or you can stumble around in the woods trying to spear and shoot up every living thing in sight or until you scare away every living critter in the area.

Now just like most Johnny Rambo Wannabes, in my early dumb & naive military days I, too, use to pack & carry one of those super-duper wrist rocket slingshots to the field too. You know, just in case I had to hunt for my own food. And so I took mine with me wherever I went, the boonies, desert, jungles, mountains, everywhere!

Well, it wasn't long before I found out the hard way that I needed to pack & carry several extra sets of slingshot bands. Why? Because when one breaks you can't repair'em by tying the two broken ends together, you have to replace the whole damn band. And if you don't have a backup latex slingshot band, you're screwed. That sucks!

The solution? Instead of using latex slingshot bands, use instead several thick rubber bands. This way if a rubber band breaks you can either repair it by tying the two broken ends together or replace the one broken rubberband. Check it out below.
Parts of Slingshot

Spear Blade

Web Belt Alice Clip Survival Spikes: Well, I did try a few times to put a "blade" on them, but the only thing I could sharpen was the tip and so that's why I call 'em SPIKES. And to sharpen 'em you either need a file or a grinder. What's good about these Alice clip "spikes" is that you can use'em as both, spear and arrow heads and they can be easily attached or hidden on your belt and other gear.

Check it out:

"A" shows what an Alice Clips looks like before it's sharpned,

"B" shows how to separate the two Alice Clip pieces and

"C" shows what an Alice Clip looks after it's sharpened.

Then all you gotta do is put the two piece Alice Clip back together again and attach it to your gear. Cool huh?

Survival Throwing Star-Knife: Here's one for all you "knife freaks & gurus." Ok, I know they make those metal throwing stars, but this baby can be used in multiple ways in a survival situation. As an individual hunting & throwing knive, a throwing star and as a spear head when attached to a stick for hunting game or spearing fish. To make one of these all you have to do is buy a set of those cheapo metal throwing knives, drill a few holes, make a few groves on the handle(s) so when you go to wrap some paracord around it to attach it to a stick it will hold it in place and not slide off. And then add four (4) screws, washers and wing nuts to keep it together until you need to use it.

Star Folded Star Blades Two Blades Spear
Sheath Throwing Target Rabbit Dead Rabbit

Here's another survival weapon you can make similar to mine except it's made out of wood and called a "Backcountry Death-Star."

Wooden Cross

And yep, it too can be used for hunting small game. To make one all you need is two equal size width & length pieces of wood with "a notch" cut out in the center so you can criss-cross and tie them securely together. Then all ya gotta do is sharpen the ends to a point and you got yourself a nice throwing weapon. Check it out!

And here's a few more improvised weapons you won't find in any survival how-to book, military or civilian, developed by yours truly "Army Ranger Rick."

Three Piece Bamboo Bow: If you take a good close look at these photos you will be able to figure out how I made them, quite easy. All you need is a few different size [dry & dead] pieces of bamboo so the ends of the bamboo will fit snuggly "one-inside-the-other" and then attach some paracord as a bow string and you got yourself a three piece bamboo bow. To make sure the "ends" of the bamboo don't crack and come apart, where they fit snuggly one-inside-the-other, lash some paracord securely around them.

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Bow Folded Components Feathers Tips Using

Sling-Shot-Bow: Oh boy, are some of you guys & gals gonna love this survival weapon. Instead of trying to make one of those tree branch slingshots or a bow & arrow out of some tree sapplings, make one of these weapons instead. This way you can use it to launch both, arrows and rocks. All you need is two (2) 1/2 inch long "screw eyelets, some thick rubberbands, a piece of duct tape and a knife. And believe it or not, this sling-shot-bow is hellova lot easier to make, aim, shoot and hit your target than a damn slingshot or bow & arrow. Take a look below and you should be able to figure out how to make this survival weapon. Note: This weapon can be made out of any type of wood, not just bamboo.


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Step 9 Step 10 Using Shooting

Bamboo Sling Bow: Here's another survival weapon you can make out of a hollow bamboo stick or any piece of hallow wood or plastic tubing. Only that this weapon is only good for shooting arrows and sticks, no rocks. Again, all you need is two (2) 1/2 inch long screw eyelets, some thick rubberbands, a little bit of duct tape and a knife. And then take a good close look at these photos you should be able to figure out how to make it.


Components 2 Demonstration Shooting at Ducks Rick

Warning: All the survival weapons listed above on this page are dangerous & deadly, use at your own risk.


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