Survivalists Guide to Survival traps and snares
Snares and Traps are designed to choke, crush, hang, or entangle the animals that you’re trying to catch.
The best traps are usually very simple to make and should be placed in multiple locations. When using traps and snares, numbers are very important. The more traps you place, the better your chances are of catching something. It’s also a good idea to use a variety of traps. I’ve found that certain traps sometimes work better depending on your location.
Here are a few of the most common types of traps and snares used in a survival situation.
A simple snare trap
The Simple Snare is made from a noose. The snare is placed over a trail or den hole and attached to a stake. This type of snare should be placed on known game trail with small twigs to keep it in place.
Make sure that the noose is large enough to allow the animal’s head to pass through it. As the animal moves through the snare it should tighten around its neck. The more the animal struggles to get loose, the tighter the snare will get. Snares usually do not kill the animal, so make sure you use wire that is strong enough to keep the animal in place until you return to the trap.
Baiting a trap
Baiting a trap or snare will help you improve your chances of catching something to eat! Unlike a normal snare, a baited snare can actually help draw animals in towards the trap. Make sure that the bait is something the animal is familiar with, but not something that is so widely available in the surrounding area.
The Figure-four dead fall
The Figure-four dead fall gets its name from the number of shapes that make up this trap. The Figure-four uses a trigger to drop a heavy object onto an animal. The object should be heavy enough to kill the animal on impact.
Dead fall Pit
If you’re stranded for a long period of time, without a gun or other means of hunting, then a dead fall pit is a great way of catching larger animals. While, this dead fall pit is a good way to catch larger animals, keep in mind that it will take a lot of time and energy to build. Make sure you have a good supply of food before building a trap like this.
- First look for a game trail.
- Then start to dig your pit near the trail.
- When it is deep enough to hold the intended animal, place sharpened sticks in the bottom that point up.
- When your pit is finished put together a grill of long branches and then cover them with leaves and grass.
- Place them over the pit
A word of warning
These traps and snare traps are for informational purposes only. They’re extremely dangerous, and some of them can be lethal. In some parts of the country using them is also illegal. You should never use traps or snares unless you are in a true survival situation.