Course Information


The Bowmaking course (formerly called the Archery Crash Course) will teach you how to construct survival bows and arrows from raw materials, and get you shooting them in just one day. We will also cover an assortment of archery skills and bow shooting safety.

This course will cover the skills to:

  • Make an all-wood, self bow
  • Make wooden arrows from saplings
  • Create fletching materials from feathers
  • Build archery tackle and safety gear 

Each member of this class will receive a copy of Advanced Survival Training's manual on survival archery.

The next available date is Saturday, March 23, 2024 - running from 9am to 4pm.

Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Bag lunch and drinks for yourself, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a fixed blade knife to carve the bow, and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one.

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