Simply wrap the arrows in newspaper or bubble wrap to keep them from rattling around. Anything that prevents the fletchings and vanes from warping, on the other hand, is an excellent idea. Those packets may be exposed to heat, and if squeezed against each other, the vanes will distort. Shipping them without protection will do that too.
The best way to pack arrows is in layers of tissue paper. Start with a few sheets for each arrow, then add more as needed. This keeps the weight off of the fletchings and allows the heads to remain upright. If there's no room in the box for more tissues, use packing peanuts instead. They're cheap and effective, and when dumped into a box they create a solid layer between the archery products.
Arrows are heavy! Even wrapped in plastic, they should only be shipped via common carrier like UPS or FedEx. Do not put anything other than non-breakable boxes or packaging material in a single shipping container. The driver will refuse to take the risk and could cause an accident by opening your package to find broken glass or another hazard.
If you must ship items in separate boxes, make sure they don't have any materials in common. For example, don't send headless arrows in one box and full quivers in another; this is likely to result in lost merchandise.
Shipped arrows can usually be used again.
An absolute must-have The tube should be waterproof and composed of strong plastic. Arrow tubes also require a cap to keep the arrows in place. Most archers prefer screw-on lids because they are less likely to break out of position. However, some people like to use snap-on caps because they are easier to open and close.
Arrows must also be protected from sunlight and moisture. They are usually wrapped in paper or cloth before being placed inside their own tube. Tubes can be bought new or found lying around the house. Sometimes old paint cans are used for this purpose.
The more expensive your arrow, the better its protection needs to be. Carbon fiber arrows require special care because they are very sensitive to heat and damage. They should never be exposed to direct sunlight, and should only be handled by adults who have no fear of damaging them.
Carbon fiber is a man-made material that is derived from petroleum. It is extremely durable and can be repaired if it is damaged. However, even though it is highly resistant to corrosion it can still be harmed by chemicals such as gasoline and pesticides. Therefore, carbon fiber should not be put in the waste disposal system unless it has been chemically cleaned.
Wooden arrows need to be treated with respect too. If you shoot them often then they will dry out and become brittle over time.
The best method to keep your bows is to hang them on wall pegs. Maintain a safe distance between them and radiators. Too many arrows in a quiver will ruin the feathers. It's ideal to put them in a wooden box with separate compartments for each arrow. That way you can easily see which ones are used and which aren't.
Arrows should be stored away from direct sunlight, heat, and humidity. They should also be kept out of reach of children or animals. If you use glue to attach feathers to your arrows, make sure to clean them off before storing them.
There are several options available for storing arrows. The most common option is a pencil drawer. These drawers are designed to hold lots of small items and have dividers to help you organize your arrows by type. You can buy these at office supply stores. There are also storage boxes specifically made for keeping arrows organized and accessible. These usually hold from 25 to 100 arrows.
If you don't want to buy a new pencil chest, there are some things you can do yourself. You can use old-fashioned file cabinets or containers to store your arrows. These should be labeled with the type of arrow and its brand if known. Make sure to keep this information up to date so you don't mix up your inventory.
You should clean your arrows after every use.
You don't actually need feathers. Any light material can suffice in a pinch. Simply ensure that the arrow is balanced, otherwise it will not fly straight or far. It's for drag, to keep the arrow reasonably straight in flight, although feathers aren't required to keep an arrow from tumbling. Modern materials and manufacturing techniques allow us to make very fine points and very strong shafts. Some modern arrows are made entirely out of carbon fiber.
The simplest form of projectile weapon was probably something like this: a rock or piece of metal with a sharp edge or point used by hand or thrown at prey. As technology advanced, tools were made to replicate these simple weapons. There are three main types of hunting weapons today: projectile, blade, and thermal. Projectile weapons include guns and arrows. They use energy stored in a cartridge or battery to fire a small projectile at high speed directly into the target. Blade weapons include knives, swords, and spears. They use a sharp blade to cut or stab the prey. Thermal weapons use heat to kill their prey. These include bows and arrows, as well as other devices such as snares and blowguns.
People have been making arrows for thousands of years - perhaps as early as 10,000 B.C. during the Paleolithic era. At first, people just made whatever material they could get their hands on.