Here’s another 3 piece takedown atlatl dart, this time made from natural materials rather than dowels/plastic. It’s similar in concept to the 3 piece takedowns of the archaic Great Basin, but laid out differently. The use of composite sections (Reed/wood) allows quick and easy construction from very small sections of wood and cane. This one is actually cobbled together from 7 separate sections, but they're glued in such a way as to function as 3.
Here's a simple DIY hot melt glue made from plastic shopping bags. Any HDPE bag will work. Just wrap it on the seating area, heat it up to boiling, and shove on your point. The glue is surprisingly strong, and best of all, free!
A video illustrating a minimal atlatl dart (and arrow) field repair kit, plus a discussion of cordage bundles on archeologically recovered atlatls. The last half of the video is just me fixing a broken dart shaft, so skip that if you like!
The plastic bag strips can be replaced with a stick of hot melt glue of ferrule cement, the candle with sterno or similar, and the PEX piles with field points, fishing points, broadheads etc.
The kit is essentially:
5: Burner of some kind
(Last two are optional, burner optional if you use liquid glue)