Green Beret shows how to make Spears, and other Primitive Weapons | Tactical Rifleman
If you guys have the opportunity, they have small flat spear tips for animals, fish, and frogs. I carry these in survival gear in all my vehicle Bug-out bags. If you use river Cain like I showed in the video, then you would want to use it while it was green. Mine are old and dried out, which makes them fragile at the joints. Bamboo is a lot stronger and you can use old or green bamboo into spears. The straight spear points and the flat ones I showed in the video do not work well on fish or frogs. The are made to spear small mammals, in fact the flat one I showed on the video will work on animals as big as a wolf, or human. To make the straight spear point effective you need to slightly char it over your fire, and then use your knife or rock to scrape off the black char portions. Now you have a nice hardened spear point that will hold up during use. The reason I had multiple points on my river Cain spears is, you most likely will not have a big fish to spear like they show in the movies. I spent 3 years in South East Asia and weather it was my bad luck or just the way things are, I only saw small fish to spear. The multiple tips allow you to catch the small fish in-between the tips, rather then trying to stick one through the fish. Now you can make a straight spear tip work, but it is more work; all you have to do is cut circular rings around the shaft of the spear tip. By doing this the spear tip will now hang up in flash when you pull your spear up to retrieve the fish. You can try and cut a barb towards the tip of the spear to catch on the fish so it doesn’t slip out as you pull it out of the water. The other way which is hard to find is to look for a straight branch with a little limb coming out near where you are going to make a spear tip. This gives you a natural barb to use. Throwing sticks, you must have at least two to be effective. One is for throwing the other is for running up and bashing the critter over the head and killing it. They must be made of hard wood that is fairly heavy, like oak, walnut, or Osage Orange. You would like them to be about 2.5 feet long to 3 feet long. This length will allow you to throw them damage the animal or stun it until you can run up and smash it with the other stick, or you should have a good walking stick with a straight spear point at one end. Now you can either use the walking stick to smash the animal, or spear it. The Bolo system of tying weight onto string, rawhide, or vines. The is very old method used in South America, but I don’t know where it originated from. This is like learning to use a lariat, same principle. Tie the strings together on the opposite end as the weights, hold this know and swing the weighted ends around in a circle over your head. Now just like a Lariat you point with your index finger at what you want to Bolo to smash into and let go. It takes a lot of practice, and a lot of work to make. I advise you stick to a spear or throwing sticks.
No BS now, don’t be caught in the 21st century without a firearm, bow or sling shot, I mean damn, if you’re that unprepared then you most likely wouldn’t have a knife or hatchet on you to make a damn thing. To survive you must have years of practice in different situations to be knowledgeable to improvise any tool in a serious survival situation. Always remember all cultures in the world have multiple cutting tools to do their work, no one edge tool or weapon can do everything!
I’ll see you guys on the Ground!
Strength and Honor, Randall Rawhide Wurst
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