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dave mead longbows classes

Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

Make a high-performance horse bow and arrow with your hands and learn primitive archery all in one day. We have partnered with Dave Mead of  Mead Longbows to provide hand-crafted kits for a unique, primitive bow with impressive quality at an affordable price. Dave Mead will be at this class to help instruct users in building their bow and in using it. Upon completion of our class you will leave with a great shooting bow, handmade arrow and the skills required to use them effectively.

This bow does not disappoint. Stable, accurate and smooth to draw, the horse bow is very compact with no stack, finger pinch, or hand shock. These bows can be made as takedowns for ultra portability or as a sing high-performance unit.

Takeaway: Students will leave with a hand-crafted, great quality horse bow and the knowledge to use it.

Required Equipment: Bow Kit made by Mead Longbows Required (allow 3 weeks prior to class for production) – $159


All of our classes are available for private training and group events. Visit our private training page here or americansurvivalschool@gmail.com for more information. Class terms and conditions here.

*Note: American Survival Co. has a modified version of this class offering PVC bows (no bow kit expense), which is great for kids and birthday parties.

Recurve Bamboo Bow Archery class

Build a Bamboo Recurve Bow from Raw Materials (2 Days)

Make a high-performance, unique bamboo recurve bow and arrow from raw materials and learn primitive archery in two days. We have partnered with Dave Mead Longbows to provide hand-crafted kits for a unique, primitive bow with impressive quality at an affordable price. Students will have the benefit of shaping and tillering a bow, and the satisfaction of making a high-performance bow completely by hand.  Upon completion of our class you will leave with a great shooting bow, handmade arrow and the skills required to use them effectively.

This bow does not disappoint. Stable, accurate and smooth to draw, the horse bow is very compact with no stack, finger pinch, or hand shock. These bows can be made as takedowns for ultra portability or as a sing high-performance unit.

Takeaway: Students will leave with a hand-crafted, great quality horse bow and the knowledge to use it.

Required Equipment: Order bow kit here (provide 2 weeks for production prior to class) – $89


All of our classes are available for private training and group events. Visit our private training page here or americansurvivalschool@gmail.com for more information. Class terms and conditions here.