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Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

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from Cheap Shot wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Not seeing this used on the TV Series "Survivor" is how I know the show is either rigged or contestants are screened to make sure they don't know jack about survival.

Every season I've watched they are on the water and could have done this or several other similar things.

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from Cheap Shot wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

The above comment was in regard to the fish trap.

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from PotterMan96 wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

Sweet trap

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from Elliott Balthazor wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Most of those snares are instant kill or pretty close to one.

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from Jac wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Elliott:
For the record, unless the "trap" is a deadfall design (Apache & others) that uses a rock or log to kill (crush) they are not "instant kill" devices. Snares kill by strangulation - not exactly fast or instant by any means. When you're starving, humane thoughts & actions go away real quick!!!

Respectfully,

Jac

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from Cabohusky wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Awsome I am going to try those out in my back yard. I like the one with the spear at head level.

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from tsunami wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Good traps. Reminds me of my younger days. For the dead fall, however, I'd use a figure four trigger. Ask an old-timer how to make one.

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from PAsportdude wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I wanna try to bag a deer with the one in slide 2. I can see me hoisting down the monster oak branch with my pulley system. Honestly, what the heck are they talking about using this snare for deer?

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

You can use a variation of this snare to make an almost instant kill if you attach it to a peice of stick shaped like a y. Tie the y with the snare attached to it with a strong peice of twine to a springy pole strong enough to completly lift a rabbit several feet off the ground.
Drive a peice of stick with a short peice of branch sticking out
on the side about 6 " below the end you are striking to drive it into the ground. Drive this peice into the ground in an approproiate
spot on your game trail (say rabbit). I like to use dead sticks and other materials to make a funnel on either side of the snare to help guide my prey into my trap.This stick is driven into the groung untill the short peice of branch is positioned to the right height so when you bend over the springy pole and hook the y with the snare on it to the stick at the branch, it keeps the pole bent and the snare corectly positioned in the game trail. The y hooks onto the branch and keeps the springy pole bent. It acts as a trigger. If this is done correctly when the rabbit gets into the snare by his neck and struggles, he releases the y from the branch peice and is snapped up into the air by the springy pole. A couple of advantages are : the rabbit cannot get any purchase and is much less likely to escape and the rabbit is now several feet off the ground reducing the chances of foxes/coyotes etc. finding and eating it. Of course this takes more time to design but if made corectly catches more rabbits. I usded this method with good sucess. In a survival circumstance, the extra effort
to make this pole snare setup is repaid by better chnces to catch food.
Rember you cannot survive for long periods on just a rabbit diet as rabbit does not have enough fat to sustain you for a long time without a seperate fat source in your diet. Try this-- it will work but don't wait untill you need to know how to do it-- practice before that point and if you need to use it-- you'll know how.

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from kent wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Great idea. Do you use a slip knot.

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

The spring snare in picture #2 would not require a monster oak branch and a pulley system. If you could pull a branch down to the required height with your bare hands and half to three quarters of your body weight, that should do the trick. This asssumes you have the notched trigger and everything else in place waiting for the branch. Just don't get your own head caught in the noose!

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from zschreiber wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

anybody that knows how to properly impliment a figure 4 will never go hungry.

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from Vicki Coffee wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

one great way to catch a turd is to place a small hand granade next to the game trail, make sure it is fixed so that the pin will be pulled when the cord is tripped . Run a piece of cammo cord about 8 ft back on the trail and around a rock or piece of stick and across the trail. tie off the cord on a tree , rock or bush. when the dumb ass trips the cord and pulls the pin he will then notice nothing at first . He will most likely follow out the cord to the pineapple on the end ( He will probably think there is a piece of goat meat on the end ). about the time he sees it or gets near if , it will make enough instant stew meat to feed approx. 27 Buzzareds for 1 hour w

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from Courtney Chandel wrote 28 weeks 3 days ago

Jac: When are you starving? Stop making excuses to behave like a caveman.

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from Jennifer On A M... wrote 9 weeks 5 days ago

Courtney, I am an animal lover and a rescue BUT I am also a realist and a prepper. Ask someone whhas been stuck in a storm out in the open for days after getting lost while hiking or people in Louisiana post Katrina. Survival instincts kick in. You need to be prepared, and know what you are doing. Hopefully you never have to use it, but someday you might. It's always better to know and be prepared for whaever may happen. If it comes between my child starving to death infront of me and a bunny i'll do whatever I have to.

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from Jac wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Elliott:
For the record, unless the "trap" is a deadfall design (Apache & others) that uses a rock or log to kill (crush) they are not "instant kill" devices. Snares kill by strangulation - not exactly fast or instant by any means. When you're starving, humane thoughts & actions go away real quick!!!

Respectfully,

Jac

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from Cheap Shot wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

The above comment was in regard to the fish trap.

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from Elliott Balthazor wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Most of those snares are instant kill or pretty close to one.

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

You can use a variation of this snare to make an almost instant kill if you attach it to a peice of stick shaped like a y. Tie the y with the snare attached to it with a strong peice of twine to a springy pole strong enough to completly lift a rabbit several feet off the ground.
Drive a peice of stick with a short peice of branch sticking out
on the side about 6 " below the end you are striking to drive it into the ground. Drive this peice into the ground in an approproiate
spot on your game trail (say rabbit). I like to use dead sticks and other materials to make a funnel on either side of the snare to help guide my prey into my trap.This stick is driven into the groung untill the short peice of branch is positioned to the right height so when you bend over the springy pole and hook the y with the snare on it to the stick at the branch, it keeps the pole bent and the snare corectly positioned in the game trail. The y hooks onto the branch and keeps the springy pole bent. It acts as a trigger. If this is done correctly when the rabbit gets into the snare by his neck and struggles, he releases the y from the branch peice and is snapped up into the air by the springy pole. A couple of advantages are : the rabbit cannot get any purchase and is much less likely to escape and the rabbit is now several feet off the ground reducing the chances of foxes/coyotes etc. finding and eating it. Of course this takes more time to design but if made corectly catches more rabbits. I usded this method with good sucess. In a survival circumstance, the extra effort
to make this pole snare setup is repaid by better chnces to catch food.
Rember you cannot survive for long periods on just a rabbit diet as rabbit does not have enough fat to sustain you for a long time without a seperate fat source in your diet. Try this-- it will work but don't wait untill you need to know how to do it-- practice before that point and if you need to use it-- you'll know how.

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from kent wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Great idea. Do you use a slip knot.

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

The spring snare in picture #2 would not require a monster oak branch and a pulley system. If you could pull a branch down to the required height with your bare hands and half to three quarters of your body weight, that should do the trick. This asssumes you have the notched trigger and everything else in place waiting for the branch. Just don't get your own head caught in the noose!

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from Cheap Shot wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Not seeing this used on the TV Series "Survivor" is how I know the show is either rigged or contestants are screened to make sure they don't know jack about survival.

Every season I've watched they are on the water and could have done this or several other similar things.

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from PotterMan96 wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

Sweet trap

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from tsunami wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Good traps. Reminds me of my younger days. For the dead fall, however, I'd use a figure four trigger. Ask an old-timer how to make one.

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from zschreiber wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

anybody that knows how to properly impliment a figure 4 will never go hungry.

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from Courtney Chandel wrote 28 weeks 3 days ago

Jac: When are you starving? Stop making excuses to behave like a caveman.

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from Jennifer On A M... wrote 9 weeks 5 days ago

Courtney, I am an animal lover and a rescue BUT I am also a realist and a prepper. Ask someone whhas been stuck in a storm out in the open for days after getting lost while hiking or people in Louisiana post Katrina. Survival instincts kick in. You need to be prepared, and know what you are doing. Hopefully you never have to use it, but someday you might. It's always better to know and be prepared for whaever may happen. If it comes between my child starving to death infront of me and a bunny i'll do whatever I have to.

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from Vicki Coffee wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

one great way to catch a turd is to place a small hand granade next to the game trail, make sure it is fixed so that the pin will be pulled when the cord is tripped . Run a piece of cammo cord about 8 ft back on the trail and around a rock or piece of stick and across the trail. tie off the cord on a tree , rock or bush. when the dumb ass trips the cord and pulls the pin he will then notice nothing at first . He will most likely follow out the cord to the pineapple on the end ( He will probably think there is a piece of goat meat on the end ). about the time he sees it or gets near if , it will make enough instant stew meat to feed approx. 27 Buzzareds for 1 hour w

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from Cabohusky wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Awsome I am going to try those out in my back yard. I like the one with the spear at head level.

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from PAsportdude wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I wanna try to bag a deer with the one in slide 2. I can see me hoisting down the monster oak branch with my pulley system. Honestly, what the heck are they talking about using this snare for deer?

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