This page contains resources for making bows and arrows, as well as information on traditional archery.

Hickory bow, Debbie Tremel

Videos

Archery:

Traditional Archery, proper form and release:  Walt Gigandet  A great instructional on proper technique for archery with primitive bow.

Bows:

Traditional Bow Building, part 1:  Ancestral Knowledge

Traditional Bow Building, part 2:  Ancestral Knowledge

Primitive Wilderness Survival Bow Made in 30 minutes: Wanabe Bushcrafter:   This video demonstrates making a quickie survival bow using materials you would have in your go-bag.

Arrows:

How to make a Primitive Arrow:  Native Survival  A good demonstration of the construction using nature materials and a knife, especially detailed on the fletching.

Bouncing Arrows- the extraordinary arrow type of the Uralic people; Ugri Archer  This is a fascinating video demonstrating the construction and use of a bouncing arrow used to hunt water fowl.

Articles:

  Archery:

  Bows:

  Arrows:

How to make a Primitive Arrow, The Basics: Practical Self Reliance:  The article focuses on making bone arrowheads, straightening an arrow shaft and hafting the arrowhead. Good basic information.

Photographs: