Making Your Own Hunting Traps

hunting snares

When put into a survival position, traps can save your life and provide you with food that will keep you alive in a survival scenario. There are numerous kinds of traps you can make. Traps are an essential part of most survival strategies. By setting up a number of well-placed traps which you check regularly, you can save yourself a lot of energy.

The best survival traps are usually very simple to make and can usually be made with natural materials if you know what you’re doing. That means to be effective; you need to practice these skills before you find yourself in a situation where your life depends on them.

Small-game snares can be made from the interior strands of parachute cord, braided strands of sinew, or fishing line. Snares stout enough to secure game as large as deer need to be made of rawhide or parachute cord.

Ground snares position the snare at head height and tie off the end to a tree, a stake in the ground, or a log that the animal can only drag a short distance as the noose tightens. Make snares from cord, fishing line, or wire if available.

Where to Put Them

In a survival predicament, the more traps you set, the better your odds are of catching food. That means you need to be always building new ones, regularly maintaining and fixing existing ones, and always in search of for good places to set them.

Knowing where to place your traps are crucial, because if they are not in the right place, then you will be going to bed hungry.

  • Look for well used game trails
  • Look for well used watering holes and feeding sites
  • Look for animal droppings and tracks
  • Eaten vegetation
  • Nesting sites and den holes

Building theses traps can be dangerous, so make sure you know what you are doing before you do it. And if you know someone that has this kind of experience building traps, then you should ask for there help.

Here is a video to demonstrate building traps.

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