When it comes to survival and extreme camping situations having a weapon at hand can sometimes be a lifesaver. Or just a quick means of putting meat on the table.
The modern crossbow is always a top choice because it can be fired using just an arrow and does not require expendable cartridges like a rifle does.
Crossbows are also easy to shoot accurately and can be very reliable.
In choosing a top-rated survival crossbow, it’s best to look for a model with recurve limbs vs compound limbs.
Without getting overly technical, recurve crossbows have a string attached to the limbs, while compound crossbows have cams and cables attached to the limbs. The cams and cables create let-off which makes the crossbow easier to draw and also created more speed and energy.
Speed and energy is great, until something breaks.
Murphy’s Law points towards using the much simpler design of the recurve crossbow vs the more complex compound versions.
Here is a link to a Excalibur Matrix Grizzly Crossbow Review which is one of our favorite survival crossbows also well suited for hiking and camping.
It’s a basic design that is extremely dependable in the field.