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Atlatls Gone Wild

For the past twenty or more years the technology of the spear-thrower has become more and more well-known as a sport.  Popularly called an atlatl… 124 more words

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Take a Hike

*Looks up from phone*

“Let’s do something.”
“What do you want to do?”
“I don’t care, anything.. got any ideas?”

— 5 minutes later — 355 more words


Week 11 - Traditional Wilderness Skills with Turkka

We spent last week learning traditional wilderness skills with Turkka. Who I am told, is the older, Finnish equivalent of Ray Mears. He’s like a walking, talking Encyclopedia of all things outdoors. 1,761 more words


Wronged (4) - partial answers to difficult situations

How to cope with a spear thrower:

Make sure you really are dealing with a spear thrower before you do this.  There has to be pattern of this over months, where it is repeated on a  regular basis, before you draw the conclusion it is not just a once off.  1,434 more words



Photos from the October 2010 Atlatl Competition are up.  Windy weather added a new level of difficulty to the target throws.  The turnout was excellent with participants traveling from as far as Roswell, northern New Mexico, and Austin to take part in our event.  6 more words

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