|If the sapling has a natural curve, cut against
it and this will add some recurve power to the bow
The string can be found on your
shirt. By ripping off the hem at the bottom of the
shirt & twisting it you will have string that will
work just great for that purpose.
Using the fire as a heat source you can bend the
arrow shaft in bent spots and make it straight over
the flame and hold a few moments as it dries. The
longer you hold it over the fire, the dryer it will
be (don't dry it out so much as to be brittle!), but
a quick job will work in a pinch so long as the
curve is not bad enough to be noted. Try a practice
shot to see how the arrow flies.
You will also use the fire to harden a point on
the business end of your arrow, with burning &
scraping off the charcoal until you come to a point.
Fletching is a simple matter. Split the feathers
down the middle and apply glue (sap) down the bottom
half of the feather you are using. Apply it to the
arrow shaft tying the feathers down on the starting
end with some long grass (or string you may have
etc.). You want function NOT fashion.