Archive for the ‘Traps’ Category
The goal when you use any fish trap is to catch fish. You want to make a fish trap that the fish can swim into but not out of. Part of the trick is the bait, but a big part of the success of any fish trap is its design. Here’s a simple fish trap you can put in a river to catch a load of fresh fish.
There are numerous methods to make a fish trap and all sorts of materials can be used. Below is how to make a fish trap using wire mesh. More traditional fish traps can be made using natural materials such as willow. A small fish trap can even be made out of an old plastic drinks bottle.
This is another classic trap in the survival manuals. Ojibwa (canadian) or Chippewa (USA) were native tribes living around the Big Lakes. It’s a very simple trap, you only need
2.-a survival knife or any other means to make a hole on it’s upper end and sharp point lower end to stick it in the ground.
3.-a short wand with some pointed end as thick as the hole you’ve made in the pole.
4.-a bit of cordage to make a snare and either a little rock or a sapling spring to pull the snare when the bird release the trigger system.
Here’s a short video showing you how to construct a simple bird trap. Please bear in mind that trapping birds is illegal in the United Kingdom (there are a few exceptions but, they are regulated and a license will be required. Pest control etc). This article is for reference only. However, it is worth having this knowledge in case you find yourself in a situation in which this knowledge may help you to feed yourself and in effect improve your chances of survival.