I picked it up, strung it, took a shot and could barely hit the hay bale without sites!
That’s when I figured out what I was missing: the challenge of doing something difficult.
Men were encouraged to shoot on weekends and holidays to get proficient with the bow during this time.
As you can imagine it took a lot of skill and strength to shoot one of these longbows with any kind of accuracy, but a longbow archer was considered to be very valuable on the battlefield of that time. Today I can’t even remember why I sold it, but I wasn’t shooting it at the time and figured that maybe someone else could get some use of it.
Dad let me borrow two of his old recurves and a half dozen aluminum arrows and I’ve been out a few times over the last couple of weekends.
My son has a small plastic bow with a half-dozen arrows as well, so I get on one knee behind him and help him shoot at the target.
I have a nephew who recently returned from Afghanistan and completed his enlistment in the Marine Corps. Hope you and your buddies will soon be back in the U. Thanks for your service, and all your brothers there too!
Copecowboy84 THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOYALTY, SERVICE, AND DEDICATION TO MYSELF AND MY FELLOW AMERICANS! PM me your address and Ill send you some real care packages!I’m open to ideas, so feel free to list reasons you think the bow might be a good thing to have around if and when TSHTF. All of the models, actors, actresses and other persons that appear in any visual depiction of actual sexually explicit conductappearing or otherwise contained in the following website were over the age of eighteen years at the time of the creation of such depictions.I’ve got to say that going back to the basics has really given me an appreciation for what an elegant tool the bow and arrow really is.In the next post I’m going to talk about the advantages of a bow after TEOTWAWKI.(He just turned three incidentally.) So my current set up is a bare bow. I know, I know – people are crazy about them, but I just never got used to them.