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Turning the lockdown into an opportunity

With many of us in isolation, lockdown or simply finding more time on our hands due to COVID-19, it might be easy to go a little stir crazy.
So why not use this time productively in some way, you could improve your knowledge or fix up your archery gear, maybe make some new arrows. The thing is the possibilities are endless and it can help your mental health too.
With this in mind I thought I might post a list of different things you could do based on some articles I’ve written over the years.
Catch up on your reading
The other week I posted a list of books I have reviewed and wanted to share, not all archery related, but I think are worth a read Home isolation opportunities
P.S. John Hudson has just put out a book as a free download on how to survive a pandemic. Don’t worry its not a survival guide more about simple advice like don’t get hung up on every news report. (https://www.johnhudsonsurvival.com/)
Arrow making and repairs

If you have somewhere safe to be able to shoot, I’ve included a couple of links to some simple tips on range based exercises.

This is a tough time for many of us, largely because we are both social creatures and enjoy spending time outdoors enjoying our chosen hobby.

One thing I have found has helped me is unplugging from social media or rather the constant updates, news reports etc. I’ve taken to switching the phone off for a few hours and going to do some digging in the garden, reading a book or doing some online learning / research on topics that interest me. I feel better for doing this and having some down time.

Sure I’m still using Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp to keep in touch with friends and family. I’ve even got my 77 year old Mam on WhatsApp! The important thing is I’m not letting the constant deluge of stories fill my new found free time.

Stay safe and thanks for reading.
A few from the bookshelf

Home isolation opportunities

With the general public becoming increasingly concerned about COVID-19 and most if not all archery clubs suspending there open shoots or club activities its leaving many wondering what to do.

This time does offer us the opportunity to catch up on some reading or YouTube videos, so I’ve put this list together of books ive found useful. I’ll be posting a list specifically on target panic in the next couple of days.

By the way these aren’t in any order

Literature review – Shooting the Stickbow I think the best all round book for archers.

Literature Review – Idiot Proof Archery-How to Shoot Like a Pro

Literature review – Beginner’s guide to traditional archery great book and one of my favourites.

Not archery related but a great couple of books to read.

Literature Review – My Outdoor Life by Ray Mears

Literature review – How to survive by John Hudson

 

 

Thanks for reading and stay safe.