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Throwing sticks have been used for thousands of years and are still used today in some cultures.
Wilderness survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation to save themselves or others. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life: water, food, thermoregulation, shelter, habitat, the ability to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant and possibly fatal interactions with animals and plants, and to cure any incurred injury or ailments.
Knowing what wood, how to make and how to use throwing sticks could greatly improve your survival chances in an emergency situation. This throwing stick is commonly referred to as a “baton” when it is used in conjunction with a knife for certain carving and splitting techniques.
The same branch can also serve as an extremely effective hunting weapon for small game. In the article / video in the link below, Paul Scheiter shows you several methods for using the throwing stick in different types of wilderness environments. I think this is a very good skill to master.