Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sling-X-Bow made from XMas Tree!

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:


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  2. Hallo Jörg,
    ich liebe deine Videos und deine Erfindungen aber ein sehr ähnlicher Mechanismus wurde schon in 2009 auf Youtube von TheSurvivaledge gezeigt (
    Ok, ist nicht ganz dasselbe, deiner ist simpler und effektiver aber ich wollte dich trotzdem darauf aufmerksam machen.
    Danke für deine Videos!
    Gruss Skip