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This is very easy to make and could possibly save your life in a survival situation.
 
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Step 1: Collect Small Sticks

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The body of the trap will be made from a grouping of small sapplings, and branches. Depending on the size of your trap is how much wood you will need to collect and how long the pieces need to be.

Step 2: Sharpen Points On One Side Of All Of Your Sticks

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This will help securing the sticks into the bottom of the creek/river

Step 3: Arrange The Sticks In A Shape Like So

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The funnel is upstream which causes the fish to swim into it while traveling down stream.

Step 4: Increasing Your Odds

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You can also arrange rocks or anything else you can find to go across the creek, fish will follow the path of least resistance so if u pile rocks up the funnel will look as though it is easier to travel through.

Step 5: Tips

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A good rule of thumb is that if your finger can fit in between the sticks the space is much too big.

Choose a shallow part of creek that isnt too wide.

Scout out for fish and watch how they travel to figure out how and where to set your trap.

Even more rewarding when you catch the fish AND the bait fish! Nice!
Chikpea11 months ago
Cool! I'm crazy about fishing. :)
ParkerMansel (author) 1 year ago
And im goinf for minnows not any fish over an inch long so it doesnt need to be bigger, it looks small in the pics but its lik 1x1 and thats fine for minnows
ParkerMansel (author) 1 year ago
Jack off many trades, if i set 20 of that exact trap i have a pretty decent chance of catching A fish, i understand that if i set one of these and hope for the best then i will starve but again this is last resort and u will do anything for food, and you can go three days without food in the right conditions and i never said there wasnt other options
It's to small, creeks to shallow your really not forcing anything into the trap with the dam they'll just go over it. Also opening needs to be offset not like that like 2 walls Parnell and a hallway inberween it's gotta look like standing in a room and you can't find the door. You'd be better off taking a shoelace and a stick make a line and pole the shape a hook out of a briar bush limb crook and flip a log for a worm. Yes the traps are used in survival and the Indians used them, but they were bigger and went feom deeper to shallow. Heck catch crawfish and steam them on a fire. Take green leaves or see weed put it on a seperate fire coals put crawfish on top cover with leaves or blanket, wait till red not brown then eat. Good idea but you'll starve with your trap
Mattakers1 year ago
That's awesome! I like working on survival kits and survival skills, and this will definitely help!
Good job man