Today I will be showing you how to make a hiking staff which, by interchanging a few parts, can be used as a powerful hunting blowgun. This design features an easy-to-make mouth-piece and a capability for storing multiple blow darts.
Before making this, please note that blowguns can be very dangerous weapons. Exercise extreme caution when using this since it can have a potential range of nearly 100 metres.
I hope you all have fun using this either for target practice in your back yard, or for small game hunting in a survival situation.
Step 1: What You'll Need
To make this you will need: a length of half inch PVC piping (slightly shorter than you want the staff to be), one 90 degree elbow, a six inch length of half inch pipe, a half inch screw-together fitting (shown in pic 2), sandpaper or a file, a soda bottle and optionally some colored electrical tape for camouflage.
Step 2: Putting It Together
Start by fitting the 6 inch length of pipe into the right angle, then fit the 2 part screw-thing together on to one end of the long length of pipe.
Step 3: Making the Dart
To make the dart, sharpen the tip of a 2 inch nail, fit it into a paper cone the same diameter as the blowgun barrel, and use either super glue or electrical tape to hold it in place.
Step 4: The Mouth Piece
To make the mouth piece, cut the screw-on-lid part off the bottle and cut it to shape so that it fits your mouth comfortably.
Now use tape to fit the bottle part onto the two-way PVC connector. You can now attach and remove the whole thing from the blowgun.
Step 5: Finished
Finished! To use it as a blowgun, unscrew the screw-thing, remove the handle and replace it with the mouth piece, load a dart and blow. If you want it to have camouflage and to be more durable, just add some tape (although probably not red if you are planning on hunting)