Isn’t it great to be able to walk freely in the wilderness with the skills and knowledge and tools that you have? As a survivalist, you should learn different skills that you can use in the wilderness. One of the skills that you need to know is foraging for food.
When you are in the wilderness you need weapons to hunt food. One way of finding food in the wilderness is to go fishing. You can quickly make a fishing spear using a stick you can easily find in your immediate environment.
Here are the steps on how to make a fishing spear the old fashioned way.
Get a stick or a sapling that is straight, tall, and at least two inches in diameter. First, you need to create a pressure cut around the perimeter of the stick at the thick end of it. You don’t need to carve the sapling; all you need to do is apply a heavy pressure while rotating your knife around it.
When you’re done making the pressure cut, the next thing you need to do is to carve away on the short side. As you shave away the sapling or the stick, the short end will become pointed and the long end remains flat.
Discard the short section of the sapling, by tapping it with the back of your knife.
Find a sturdy surface and then secure the other end of the stick on it. Place your knife across the freshly broken end of the sapling.
Get a wrist-thick piece of wood, use this wood to tap the back of your knife. This will help you split the sapling easily.
After tapping your knife, push it down to split the sapling. Make sure that you do not go very far.
The next thing you’re going to do is to make another split. Make another split that is perpendicular to the first. The end of the sapling is now divided into four even sections.
Get a piece of cordage at least 4 feet long.
Lash the cordage around the sapling at least 18 inches from the end.
Split the sapling farther until you reached the point where you have lashed it.
Get two small twigs. These twigs should be a bit longer than the width of the sapling.
Slide one twig up and close to the lashing, after that slide the other twig close to the first twig.
Lash the twigs tightly.
Shave the outside of each prong.
Shave the inside of each prong, and then sharpen all four prongs.
Here is the finish product. Now you can use it to catch fish.
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