Making a Tripwire for a Survival Trap

Introduction: Making a Tripwire for a Survival Trap

About: I am an Eagle Scout. I love Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Ropework, Chain Mail, Making things in general, and i love my family.

Hi!! In this instructable I am going to teach you how to make a Highly reliable Tripwire for ANY wilderness survival trap (not including deadfall traps).

This design utilizes the use of my Miniturized Closing Pin for Mini-Skydiving rigs. so if you havent seen this instructable you might want to go and review it so you know how to make the Closing Pin.

Step 1: Materials

The materials you are going to need are relatively in-expensive. Depending on where you live, the anchor attachment point may have to be redesigned out in the field.

1) 20' of Kite Line (braided) or Spyder Wire (Strength depends on your Game).
2) A few Mini-Closing pins.
3) Pliars (Just in Case)
4) your survival trap
5) Trip Line Anchor

Step 2: Knots

I personally for this rig only use the Archer's Knot and Overhand loop. its simple and strong. refer to the pictures on how to tie these knot. it will be used for at least the Pin's end of the line.

Now the reason for the line being 20' is that you may be in a place where the nearest tree is 15' away. Not only that, but you might need the other 5' for some other component of your trap (Which you will).

The other knot you use (for the anchor point attachment) is up to you. i use a figure-eight on a bight with a safety knot so it doesnt come apart when the trap gets triped.

Step 3: Assembling

1) First cut a 2' section of the string, fuse the ends, and tie on the Bear Claw closing pin using the Archer's knot.

2) Tie on the straight closing pin your then going to tie an Archer's knot in the string.

3) Take the straight pin side of the string and shorten it ever so slightly.

4) Next you will take the other much longer section of string and tie one of any of the known loop knots, or bight knots and attach the wire as shown in the last picture.

Step 4: Storage

In order to keep this tripwire functional and virtually maintainence free you need to store it.

In order to do this, take the two parts apart as illustrated.

Next coil them up, then put them into a plastic jewelry ziplock baggie.

and there you are!!

Step 5: Your Done!!

Now your done with your tripwire. if you want to see how the whole thing is supposed to work, please refer to my instructable about making a classic weighted snare trap.<<<(Coming Soon)

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    This is a really good instructable! I recently saw an Instructable on how to make a snare and this and that one should definitely bag me some more game!I'm looking o7forward to useing this! Thanks!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Im still waiting for your classic weighted snare trap instructables


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    sorry for the late reply. i will get to it eventually, but right now i have been busy making a living. i am a professional truck driver, and lately getting out into the wilderness to do such ibles has been litterally impossible. however, subscribe to me if you havent already and when i get the time to post a trap, you will know.