Depending on the particular collapse scenario the bow might just be the ultimate survival weapon. Not only are they beautiful to behold but you are dealing with a weapon that can basically shoot sticks. You are gonna run out of bullets long before your run out of sticks. Now. a compound bow cannot shoot sticks. This list of projects is all about the traditional bow. In a compound those sticks will shatter or break because of the power.
You will be amazed at the many different ways a bow can come together. If you think creating a bow is about finding a sapling and heatingand sanding you will be very surprised. I saw some projects in this article that look like something out of a video game. The bow is beautiful and its quite possible your best option for survival in a collapsed world where ammo and silence are precious.