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How to build a simple foundry (forge) and mold metal objects

How to build a simple foundry (forge) and mold metal objects | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
In a survival situation, tools and weapons made from stone, bone, or wood will suffice but those same tools and weapons constructed from metal may prove exceptionally useful. However, metal construction requires use of a forge or foundry, a special furnace used to generate extreme heat – enough to melt (a foundry) or soften (a forge) metal. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/tools/how-to-make-simple-foundry-forge-mold-molten-metal
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How to make cement, mortar, and bricks in the wild

How to make cement, mortar, and bricks in the wild | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
In a survival situation, a mixture of mud and grasses can be used to create a substance known as “survival cement”.  Survival cement can be used to construct shelters, create cookware, kilns, and to wrap foods for “clay baking”. It takes two ingredients to make cement in the wild – mud and grass.... http://wildernessarena.com/skills/general-repair/how-to-make-cement-mortar-bricks-in-the-wild
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Making arrows in the wild

Making arrows in the wild | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Wood for arrow shafts Making arrows while in the wild is not difficult.  To being, collect shoots to use for the shafts (slightly dried wood is better than green wood).  Dogwood makes the best shafts, but any other straight hardwood shoots can be used. Cut them at least a couple of inches longer ... http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/making-arrows-in-the-wild
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How to make a powerful survival bow out of cheap PVC pipe

How to make a powerful survival bow out of cheap PVC pipe | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
There are a couple of ways to make a PVC bow. In a pinch, you can simply take a 4-6 foot piece of PVC pipe, notch the ends, and string with paracord at a high enough tension to bend the bow limbs. The second method is a bit more involved but results in a more powerful bow. Method 2 is possible due to PVC’s inherent ability to bend when heated and retain its shape without weakening the integrity of the material’s structure. Recurve bows, bows with tips that are bent to curve away from the archer, constructed from PVC pipe can produce anywhere from 30 – 70 pounds draw, which is significantly higher than the energy delivered from an equivalent straight-limbed bow. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/how-to-make-survival-pvcbow-out-of-cheap-pvc-pipe
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