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Is Archery a Good Skill for Good for Preppers?

The other night I was watching an old movie on television and they were showing archery with the English longbow.  Now I am a history buff, and have read extensively about the use of the longbow during the hundred year war between England and France. This got me to thinking about the use of archery in prepping.

Now I am not a good archer and will never be, because it takes considerable training and strength and I am too old..  During the 14th and 15th centuries, English archers were expected to shoot ten “aimed” shots per minute during battle. A skilled archer would be capable of around twenty shots.…

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Don’t Waste Your Food

Yesterday, my son, grandson and a friend went duck hunting.  Over the course of the day, they shot 18 ducks.  Being not quite as conservative minded as myself, they merely removed the breasts and got rid of the rest.  Now in good times this is acceptable, but what about in hard times.  Now I know there is not a lot of meat on the remainder of the duck, but it would be well worth saving.

The body of the duck minus the breasts can be used to make good soup and stews.  Every time we have duck, my wife ends up making soup from the remains. …

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