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Gear Preview: Primal Gear’s Compact Folding Survival Bow

I hate keeping you all in the dark, but I know you have noticed we have mentioned archery quite often within the last month. Though there is something awesome in the works, we still want to share good information when we come across it. What good would we be to our readers if we didn’t give you all the best of the best?

Compound Bow Basics: How NOT To Draw One!

While we have had some readers ask questions about adding archery to their preps, we feel it is our duty to provide all the information we can to make this journey a safe and enjoyable one.  Let’s talk about how you should pull back the string (draw) on your new compound bow.

Compound Bow: Proper Fitting

We are continuing our discussion on archery and beginning tips. If you are thinking about adding archery as a skill in your preparedness program, please make sure to take the appropriate steps to get yourself and loved ones ready for an enjoyable experience. While some folks may become overwhelmed at first, we have found that sticking with the basics will help any new archer be successful (and less stressed) when starting out.

Bow Sighting 101

We have recently touched a little on archery and the different types of bows. You are probably asking why are you guys talking about archery so much, well there is a method to our madness. But in the meantime, we would like to pass on information we feel is vital to our readers who are interested in adding archery to their preparedness program.


When I first started shooting modern crossbows several years ago, I had no idea what to expect. Like many who had never played with them, these tools confused me. I had seen them on TV, but without ever handling one, I wasn’t sure about a lot of things. How do you load one? How do you pull the string back? What’s the trigger like? Do they kick, like a rifle? Are they noisy? Are they accurate? How far away can you accurately shoot one? Do they have enough power to kill a deer?

Quiet Survival: The Recurve Bow

Another bow you can consider if you are looking to add archery to your preps is a recurve bow. These generally cost less than a compound bow. Though some don’t deliver the high poundage draw you may be looking for out of a compound, you can still pack a wallop with the recurve.

Make a takedown bow from skis!

Now this is super cool and needs to be shared!! Ever notice how the cool action heroes all use bows and arrows these days? Katniss Everdeen, Legolas, Hawkeye, Lara Croft…Now you can join their ranks with this step-by-step guide to designing and building your own bow out of old cross-country skis!