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Traps

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. As with most hunting and gathering strategies, it is best to set up your trap line at a bit of a distance from your main camp. Should you become sick or otherwise debilitated, you will not have exhausted the game in the immediate area of your camp.
 

Apache Foot Hold Trap by "Coon"

Figure-4 Deadfall triggers

Paiute Deadfall Triggers

Bait Stick Deadfall Trigger 

Split Stick Deadfall Trigger

John McPherson Style Deadfall 

Spring Traps

Friction Point Split Stick Trigger

Snapping Turtle Trap - by Doc

At Home In The Wilderness Part IV: Hunting and Traps - by Tom Brown Jr., from Mother Earth News, Issue #74

The Lost Traps - by Dan Stanchfield, from True Tracks, Fall 1998

Trap Baiting - by Tom Brown Jr., from The Tracker magazine, Summer 1982

 

See also the Snares section of this website
See also the Cordage section of this website