Archery & Prepping

Caveman and ArcheryArchery has been around since man figured out that launching a stick with a string would make said stick go farther than just throwing it.

The invention of gun powder and mass produced firearms pushed archery to the wayside as the battle strategy of choice despite the fact that for eons it was the best way to defend yourself, family and land rights.

Just like any tool, it’s critical to use the right one for the job. The bow is extremely versatile and  can be easily carried (especially if you have a take-down recurve bow that can be broken down into pieces. More on that later.) and it will never run out of ammo. But does that mean that a bow and arrows should be part of your preps? The answer for me is a resounding yes, but I’m here to help you answer that question for yourself.  Continue reading “Archery & Prepping”

Ep. 18- A Conversation with Trevor Furlotte on Archery

Welcome Fellow Preppers!!! Thank you for joining me for Episode 18 of Passionate About Prepping!

This week, I have a special guest! Trevor Furlotte, best known as a host on Slam Fire Radio, the VP of Restigouche Gun Club, his work with the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR) and competing in International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) competitions. Trevor was kind enough to join me this week to talk about his other favorite hobby, Archery, and he’s here to answer some questions for beginners, pro’s and con’s of the types of bows available, and tips on how to get started.

As with any weapon, please get training on proper use and handling before you begin training. You can not only hurt someone, but also yourself, in numerous ways.

As is becoming the new normal, look for the follow up blog post for more information, tips, tricks and links in a few days!

Happy Prepping!!

Trevor Furlotte’s Bio on

Trevor has been surrounded by firearms his whole life. Growing up in a gun friendly home, he learned to shoot and hunt from his father at a very early age. His university years cause some down time in his firearms activities, but once settled after school, Trevor updated his PAL to included both non-restricted and restricted acquisitions.

Although he intended to start shooting IPSC back in 2004, he was side tracked by archery until January of 2011 when he bought his first handgun. Since that time, Trevor has become an active member of two local gun clubs and has been shooting IPSC matches all over NB since the summer of 2011.