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Take 5 minutes to make this awesome, powerful DIY slingshot. This will not only make you feel awesome because you make something but give you the satisfaction that you have another way to catch food.
A slingbow will allow an individual to fire accurately, an arrow from a slingshot. It is a perfect survival, entertainment, and even hunting weapon that anyone can make for under $20.00 and is well worth the small manufacturing time and cost.
Ammo and weapons will probably be hard to come by if SHTF. That’s why it is important to always have a backup. This little slingshot bow has enough power to take down small game. Even hurt someone pretty bad if needed (obviously you don’t want to go around hurting anyone)
Let’s take a look at this DIY hack on a common slingshot.
This Quick Hack
You are basically going to take two actions on this modification. This is little more than a modification.
- You are going to need to buy a whisker biscuit, which is used to steady arrows, before shooting, on a compound bow.
- Next, you can do away with the leather cloth that is used to hold the shot. That can be swapped out for a piece of bow string. Now you can knock the arrow, too!
Attach the biscuit by simply zip tying it to the point of the V in the slingshot so that it sits between the V. Adding the bowstring is just as simple with a quick knot on either side of the slings latex tubing.
This is pretty neat and would be a great backup weapon for security or small game. There is something to be said about scavenged weapons or weapons that can be made to do a better job at killing and defending.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.