How to Make a Primitive Atlatl for Hunting

How to Make a Primitive Atlatl for Hunting

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.


Craig Burr is the founder and editor of UK Survival Guides.He has a passion for emergency preparedness and survival that he wants to share with others through the use of articles and gear reviews.Stay safe!

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