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Woodland Survival Flipper
« on: December 12, 2010, 06:45:21 AM »
Gimmick or legitimate piece of equipment?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nplJ5C7WInE#

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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 07:26:37 AM »
Looks like a gimmick to me. Would stand up to half days hiking in a pack. Arrows aren't stored safely. I'd pass. Get a good take down bow.
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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 08:38:38 AM »
Kind of what I figured; someone on another board was excited about it & I wasn't really looking to buy it.  Maybe a nice backyard toy but not at that price. 


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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 10:32:17 AM »
For an improvised survival tool, I think the sling bow is the most viable. Can be assembled from parts at walmart for under $20, including an arrow.

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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 12:28:31 PM »
Looks great, that is if it was given to me to torture test.  I am always willing to do that.
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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 03:26:14 PM »
Someone should tell that guy they've been making those for years....as compound bows.

Looks like all he did was make it more delicate & complicated.

Also, looks like the way the arrow is held in doesn't allow for broadheads.  Doesn't make it much good for hunting anything larger than squirrels, IMO.

I'd rather have a big stick in a survival situation.  At least you could hit whatever you trapped in the head with it.
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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 11:57:41 PM »
It looks fun, but I think I'd rather have a pellet gun for an actual survival situation if a gun or bow wasn't an option.

The part about the bear cracked me up. "I'd rather have this than nothing..." Well yeah, I'd rather have a knitting needle than nothing if I were up against a bear.  :D


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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 01:29:00 PM »
When the SHTF, is this one of those things pieces of sh*t that hit it?

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Re: Woodland Survival Flipper
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 08:35:40 PM »
It's got wheels.  Wheels and arrows are bad mojo. ;D
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