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When stuck in the woods, why take a chance by testing fruits and plants to see if they're poisonous, or attempting to fish but being alluded due to light refraction? Why not go hunting? Hmm, but you don't have your high-quality $500 hunting bow? No problem! With just a swiss army knife, you can make a cheap temporary bow for survival out of just a branch and some paracord. Matching survival arrowhead and arrow here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Survival-Arrowhead-Pendant/#intro

Step 1: Select Branch

I used a very soft live pine branch. I recommend a live branch so that it is easy to get it to bend in the beginning.
If you're in an unexpected survival situation, there's a good chance you won't have any paracord. In this case, you can strip the bark in long strips from young green saplings and twist several layers together to make a strong string.
<p>I don't know about that most people looking at this post probably have it somewhere on them, lanyard, shoe laces, key chain, bracelet, necklace, knife handle, watch strap....etc, that being said I agree it's good to know how to make cordage from natural supplies.</p>
Great 'ible, but don't use pine because it is a softwood tree. Use a hardwood like oak or yew.
Rambo, as the instructable states, it's a SURVIVAL bow. First of all, yew isn't going to be found anywhere in North America. And since this is a temporary survival bow, a softer wood is perfectly acceptable and should be and will most likely be green when harvested. A non-temporary or non-survival bow would, yes, be hardwood, but to get to that hardwood requires a very large trunk to get enough heartwood/hardwood that's within the sapwood. In a survival bow situation, just about any limb that is green and has some spring to it without breaking is suitable whether it's classified as a soft wood or a hardwood.
What does a bow have to do with zombies
Ummmmmmm... I guess it would be survival, like, against zombies, but that's stretching it a bit.
Ummmmmmm... I guess it would be survival, like, against zombies, but that's stretching it a bit.
What does a bow have to do with zombies

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