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Offline briandean

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Emergency bowstring
« on: January 21, 2011, 01:41:00 AM »
Great story about some friends of mine who had to make a string whilst on a hunting trip. The story is quite long - with pics - so I decided to leave it where it is - just with a link. Hope that's OK with the administrators.
 http://www.africanarcher.com/stringNeeded.htm
The story-writer, Rean Steenkamp, is the publisher of the South African Bowhunter magazine & newly-elected chairman of TASA (Traditional Archers of South Africa)
“He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” Psalm 18:34

Offline calgarychef

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 06:23:00 AM »
Good story.  I always carry a spare string in the field. It's been shot in, has the nock point installed and cat whiskers, just like I want it to be when I shoot.  Then back at camp I have a third spare set up the same way.

Offline Swiftspeed10

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 10:47:00 PM »
gotta love them Scythian bows.
Benny

Centaur 57# at 28" (58")
PSE Impala 50# at 28" (60")

Offline ScottL

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 12:58:00 PM »
Hard lesson to learn

Offline 187BOWHUNTER

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 11:56:00 AM »
I always have a cpl spare strings with me

Offline Mongo

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 12:21:00 AM »
I always carry a slightly used string.  Already stretched and the nock point is at the right height.
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Offline Coldfingers

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 11:29:00 AM »
Thanks for posting that link. Some great reading avaliable from their homepage.

Am sure looking foreward to seeing a bit of SA from behind the longbow in the next few weeks.

My best,

Scotty
Porquipines are peacefull creatures, but God still saw fit to give them quills.

Offline Brent Hill

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Re: Emergency bowstring
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 11:39:00 AM »
I always put the string that I just took off the bow for the annual string change into my survival kit/ hunting pack for my backup string.

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