If you were ever in a true survival scenario, being able to make a spear would not only be useful for hunting or fishing, but a spear is also a useful tool for protection. Being able to make a spear is a simple yet critical survival skill. Below, we will go over some basics to spear making techniques. There are many many ways to do this, some that could take you hours to finish. We are choosing a very simple and quick technique that takes minimal time, energy yet could produce maximum damage in a pinch.)
Note: If you are in a survival scenario and you only have one knife available to you, we recommended that you do not use your knife as the spear point. We recommend using your knife to hone and shape a piece of wood into a spear point. However, there are certain survival circumstances where you would need / want to use your knife as the spear point.
1. Solid tree branch or limb
3. Length of cord, cable, twine, leather strap. Anything strong that can we wrapped and tied.
Step 1: Check your surroundings for a piece of wood that would make for a solid spear handle. You are looking for a strong circular branch or limb that will comfortably fit in your hand.
Step 2: Place the handle of your knife against your spear handle to see how stable it is.
Step 3: Shave off any imperfections that will interfere with the handle making contact with your spear handle.
Ideally, you want the knife handle to make as much clean contact as possible with your spear handle.
Step 4: For this step you will need some sort of twine, cable, leather strap, cord, line, etc.. This is needed to attach your knife to your spear handle. We are going to be using one of our paracord survival bracelets, but just follow along and you will get the idea.
*Cutting end of bracelet
*Unravel the paracord bracelet to get a useable length of rope
Step 5: Place the handle of your knife on the prepared end of your spear handle
Step 6: Begin tightly wrapping the handle of your knife to the spear handle using your rope
Step 7: Once you feel you have properly secured your knife to the spear handle, tie off the rope. Being that we were doing this for example (and we have short attention spans) we did not completely wrap the handle of the knife with rope. If this was to be used for a real survival scenario we highly recommend wrapping around the entire handle of your knife.
You now have a hunting tool, fishing tool, and medium range weapon.