Picture of Paiute Deadfall Trap
Food is one of the hardest things to come by in the wild. In a survival situation traps can do the work of hunting for you while you make shelter, create fire, and find water. The Paiute is the easiest deadfall because all you need is a piece of string or a shoelace.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Hammer:          large flat rock (the bigger and flatter the better).

String:                shoelace

Main support:   Y-ed 1-2 inch by one and a half foot stick

Lever:                 1 foot by 1" strong stick

Toggle               3"-3/8 inch twig

Trigger               inflexible twig as long as the rock

All the measurements are very flexible and are just general guidelines.
does it work?
cap n crunch (author)  charlie-on-our-63 years ago
Of course!
have you killed anything in it?
cap n crunch (author)  charlie-on-our-63 years ago
I haven't personally but I've only done it a couple of times. The thing about traps is you have to put out volume because they aren't 100% successful
Ketzer3 years ago
How much do store-bought mousetraps weigh? Seems like if you are planning ahead.....
chuckr443 years ago
This is a fine trap to understand how it works. But I don't think it has enough force to kill a mammal. Maybe a bird. But I'd like to see a video of ANY deadfall trap actually killing or maiming a food source. Can't find one. Anywhere.
cap n crunch (author)  chuckr443 years ago
At the end it shows what he caught.

tjesse3 years ago
Well done!
LOL "want some peanut butter little guy?"
cap n crunch (author)  tjesse3 years ago
Thanks haha!