Being up close and personal with a zombie while wearing diamond armor and wielding a brand new diamond sword is one thing, but what if you have no armor, no food, half health, and no sword? How can you clear the area of monsters without dying 20 times? The answer is the Minecraft Bow and Arrows. Crafted as in the pictures below, you need three of both string and sticks for the bow, and one flint, one stick, and one feather for the arrows.
And like that, you have a Minecraft Bow and Arrows! Have fun shooting and come back soon. (P.S. You may want to practice shooting before challenging a skelly to a duel)