Traps and Snares

**No real or CGI animals will be harmed in this meetup.**

 

The idea of stalking the land with a self-bow and primitive arrows is a bit romantic. In a primitive survival setting the majority of food comes from insects, larvae, fish, and small game caught in traps. (A mouthwatering menu, I know.)

 

 

(A modified figure 4, bottom, then two paiute triggers with dogbane string.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We'll make three or four traps, talk about placement, when to check, and practice setting them. Many survival books have catalogs of different traps with fancy triggers and while it's good to know a few types that work in different terrains, its best to have one or two traps down cold.

 

(A Paiute Deadfall.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've done considerable trapping in my work in Utah and have just used one or two traps over and over again.

The traps we'll build:

  • Paiute Deadfall
  • Modified Figure 4 Deadfall
  • Basic Twitch-up Snare

 

(Using your feet is helpful when setting a deadfall trigger.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    a class on tracking would be good to attend...

    August 24, 2012

  • Alex

    Not sure if I'll do this topic again soon. I'm thinking of switching gears. Maybe focus on tracking for a while.

    August 24, 2012

  • Lauren Janisse W.

    hey we would love another one of these, we missed them while we were trying to get a car we'd all fit into! :)

    August 22, 2012

  • Daniel

    Great lessons, knowledgeable teacher, great members and an all around fun time.

    August 13, 2012

  • Alex

    Thanks so much everybody. Great group and great job everybody. I posted some pics. I'm also on Facebook if you want to see more of my stuff.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Federal-Ax-Co/229059390502697?sk=wall

    August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class, sorry I could not stay for the 2nd part :(

    August 12, 2012

  • Jeremiah B.

    It is one thing to read it in a book, and another to practice in person. For a 10 dollar donation, you just can't beat it. Thanks Alex!!

    August 12, 2012

  • Jeremiah B.

    I had a great time. There was a lot of useful information. I already showed a couple of people my trigger.

    August 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class, too bad i had to leave early :(

    August 12, 2012

  • Daniel

    This class was great! I'm looking forward to the next one. Thanks again Alex!

    August 12, 2012

  • Alex

    We'll have a nice, shady spot by the Sandy. Call or text if something comes up. [masked]

    August 12, 2012

  • Alex

    Today's class was pretty great! Tomorrow will be lots of fun too!

    August 11, 2012

  • Alex

    Here's my number if anything comes up tomorrow (Sunday). [masked]-1568. And remember, don't follow the GPS. Look for the Lewis & Clark parking lot.

    August 11, 2012

  • Alex

    With this big waitlist please make sure to update your status today. And there's lots of room in today's class.

    August 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes! share the knowledge!

    June 20, 2012

  • Alex

    Just look at all of you wanting to trap some pour defenseless animals. Tsk tsk tsk. Do we need to do two days for this class like we did bow-drill?

    June 20, 2012

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