This is a video specifically for the survivalists amongst my audience - because if you find yourself in a TEOTWAWKI situation, you will have to hunt down your food as supermarkets will be looted in no time. Of course you can make a slingshot very easily if you have some rubber, but without practice, a slingshot is worthless as a hunting weapon.
A slingshot crossbow is a different issue. It allows you to hit small game from distances between 10 and 30 meters easily, even without any kind of practice.
But how do you make a slingshot crossbow when you are out in the wild, without power tools, without a DIY market for the parts?
Bill Hays (he is a vendor and fellow enthusiast from the slingshotforum) recently brought up the info that a slingshot band does not need a fork, simply an edge to be pulled over - like the end of a 2 by 4 or so. I decided to work on that concept and love it! Thanks Bill.
This video shows how to make a very accurate slingshot crossbow from tree branches and twigs, with nothing but a pocket knife as a tool. So as long as you keep some rubber in your BOB, you can make a very accurate and effective hunting weapon in a couple of hours.
Of course you can use any tree branch for the weapon, but in this video, an old christmas tree is used for the stock/frame of the weapon. This adds a nice touch to this The Slingshot Channel production!
Here is the video: