How To Make A Survival Spear
Survival in the simplest term is just not dying. In order to survive the wilderness, you must understand your survival priorities. Water, Fire, Shelter, Food, and Rescue are the 5 properties of wilderness survival. Let’s talk about food.
Collecting food in the wilderness is one of my favorite skills. Stalk hunting is NOT an ideal method of food collecting in a short-term survival situation. You use too much energy trying to stalk hunt your food. Trapping, however, is ideal because they work when you are sleeping or when you setting up your camp. Also, stationary hunting is ideal. Why? Because you are stationary and not using much energy. If you do not have a gun or bow, hunting isn’t going to do you any good. WRONG! You can make one of the most primitive weapons there is. The spear.
The spear has been a hunting tool for over 4000 years. Even still used today. Last year, Josh Bowmar, a renowned hunter, successfully speared a bear over 45 feet away! Spears are great survival weapons for stationary hunting. Below is a video about making your own survival spear…
A great place to hunt stationary is in trails or by game trails. Game trails are trails traveled by game animals. You can identify game trails by looking for scat, footprints, and fur. An active game trails the grass and leaves on the ground will be trampled.
Used with permission by The Outdoorsman’s Art Media (Blake Alma Outdoors)