How to Make a Primitive Atlatl for Hunting

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If you are on the lookout for your next survival project, why not make your own primitive atlatl that can be used for survival hunting.

The atlatl is a throwing spear that has a hook on one end and a handle on the other. By essentially lengthening the arm, it provides additional leverage to propel a dart much farther and faster than a one-handed throw.

A well-made atlatl can throw a dart over 100 yards at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, and can be made easily with materials from your surroundings.

With a little practice, the atlatl is a primitive weapon that everyone should know how to make in a survival situation.

All you need is a straight stick, a knife, a couple of feathers, and some sinew or cordage.

You can learn how to make your very own in the video below by Outdoor Life.

   

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