New tutorial videos for our Atlatl Kits

We have recently added new tutorial videos where Bob Berg explains how to put together our most popular atlatl kits: the Catatonk, Catatonk Hunter, Kanakadea and Nanticoke. (All of our kits are available to purchase in the Shop.)

Now you can follow along step-by-step as Bob shows you how to put your atlatl kit together.

You can find the videos (with accompanying text instructions) under the “Kit Tutorials” heading to the left. They’re also right here:

 

Kanakadea Atlatl Kit

 

Nanticoke Atlatl Kit

 

Catatonk Atlatl Kit & Catatonk Hunter Atlatl Kit

How to set up a One Tarp Tent (with a door and a floor)

And now for something completely different!

Bob Berg​ demonstrates how to make a simple tent (with a door and a floor) with just one tarp, one piece of rope, one pole, and four stakes. Total cost: About $15. Total time: 5-10 minutes. Save time and money the next time you go camping!

Materials needed:
-Tarp (12’x16′)
-10′ Rope
-8′ Pole
-4+ Stakes
-Hammer or a rock to pound in the stakes

*NOTE: The tarp’s dimensions must be a ratio of 4:3. If you would like to build a bigger or smaller tent, just scale all the dimensions appropriately. (eg: 15′ x 20′ tarp, with a 10′ pole and a 12-15′ rope).*

Atlatl Weights as a Counter Balance (Video)

What’s the purpose of an atlatl weight? Here’s a video of Bob Berg discussing his theory on why atlatl weights (boat stones) are a counterbalance for heavy darts. Bob doesn’t believe that weights are for adding more “power” or “speed” to your atlatl throw, as many have theorized, but actually to make holding a loaded dart more comfortable and balanced while hunting. Bob also explains why bannerstones are not atlatl weights.

Candor Chamber of Commerce Showcase

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Candor Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase, Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please stop by at this annual event if you are in the area.

Meanwhile, Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl, will be working with local Boy Scout Troop 38 at their March campout at Camp Tuscarora near Windsor, NY. Happy Spring!

Atlatling with Mittens – Why a “Y” Atlatl is great in the winter

Have you ever shot an atlatl in the winter when it’s so cold that your fingers feel like they’re about to fall off? We have. That’s why we recommend a fingerless “Y” style atlatl like the Kanakadea for cold weather atlatling. Check out this video of Bob showing off his winter atlatl technique!