matt76 will buy the two because my son and I can learn the two, once we learn and know if we can do good with the tradition then I will buy one more. You are right that the recurve you can repair there strings and make arrows for them which is real good in a SHTF times. But I do like the compound bows. They are easy to handle for a starter like me. I know that it will cost more but I am thinking of buying the bow fishing to it since there is so many places to fish here.
matt76 I know you are LOL but there are four of us here so I start with two and will know what they can handle then buy two more. So I am not spending more that what I was planning in the first place.
sledjockey has a point where all the family can get one.