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By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Owen_Jones]Owen Jones

Do you have a hobby that you like to carry out out of doors or are you permanently glued to the seat in front of your computer? If you never get out, then that is a shame and you ought to take that common piece of advice and get out more often.

And do what? - you may inquire. Yes, well that is up to you, is it not? But there are hundreds if not thousands of things that you can do outdoors and they are all better than sitting down in front of your PC no matter what you are doing with your computer.

I will admit that I spend too much time at my desk, although, in my defense, I will say that that is how I make my living. However, I do like to get outdoors sometimes too. I live in a country where foreigners, such as myself, are not allowed to own or carry anything that might be thought of as a weapon. This encompasses penknives as well.

When I venture out into the glorious countryside it is only to walk with my wife and look for animals - mostly snakes and birds.. However, I have had a lifetime interest in archery.

Something inside me wants to be able to hit a target from a long distance. I do not want to kill anything, but I am alright with people who do as long as it is for a decent reason.

It would be great to make a bow and the arrows to accompany it. I am Welsh and have always hankered after a Welsh longbow, although it requires a great deal of strength to pull a longbow. The minimum draw weight in medieval times used to be 160 lbs for a war bow, for hunting it was 100 lbs, but these days it is more like 60 lbs.

However, this is still quite heavy for contemporary man, who does not often pick up anything weightier than a pint of beer.

There are some great archery dealers, but if you do not live near one, you ought to go on line and either order from there or get a catalogue sent to you. Two good places to begin are 'Footed Shaft' and 'Three Rivers' archery suppliers.

Both of these firms will send you your chosen items through the post and they have any type of archery supplies that you could require. For example, they have finished goods such as bows and arrows, but they also sell nocks, feathers, arrow shafts and points so that you can make your own arrows.

Do you want to make your own bow too? No problem. You can either purchase a kit with all the bits and instructions or you can buy a book or DVD and buy the parts yourself.

These and other on line archery supplies dealers provide good value for money and have very comprehensive stocks of archery products. Their catalogues and web sites are easy to browse and use as well.

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