River Hunting Jar

Introduction: River Hunting Jar

About: I'm a Texan living in South Africa as a missionary with my family working along side Samaria Mission

to start this off i don't know what you call this but me and a friend call it river hunting its where you go snorkeling or diving in rivers lake or cave. but it usually happens in popular areas and you look for phones, watches, go pros, sunglasses, wallets, and etc...

so this thing i made is basically the jar you put the valuable stuff you find inside or sharp objects like hooks and knives

i used paracord for the string but you can use whatever is easier.

  1. paracord
  2. drill
  3. drill bit
  4. lighter
  5. m&m container

Step 1:

i used a drill bit that was the same size as the paracord and drilled two holes one on the lid and one on the main part of the jar but close to the lid

Step 2:

then i fed the paracord through the holes and tied a not and used the lighter to melt it together so it cant untie

Step 3:

now ive made a loop at the other end of the paracord and put a carabiner on it and that is how it connects to you

Step 4:

almost done. now you use whatever size drill bit you want and put holes everywhere on top, on the sides, and on the bottom until your satisfied with how many you have

Step 5:

here is the finished project i would swim around and test it and show you photos but its a little to hard at the moment since it is winter where i am. but when it warms up and my friend and i are using these i will add photos to the comment section below.

thank you for reading this all the way through. once again if you have any suggestion please let me know and i'll think about it

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    4 years ago

    I love catching critters in the water! I I'm in the northern US. learned so much about what lives in my local stream. I've caught giant water beetles (they can bite), and water scorpions (basically an aquatic stick bug), minnows, and even crayfish in the local stream. In other countries the water scorpian is what they call the giant water beetle, which can also fly! Also backswimmers and some baby frogs.


    Question 4 years ago on Step 5

    This is cool!

    1. What's the weirdest thing you've ever found whilst "river hunting"?

    2. What are some of the most common things you encounter?


    Answer 4 years ago

    I’ve got to be honest with you for the past couple of years school kept me from actually going and doing this. But now that I’ve graduated I will start doing this. So I’ll answer your question when I find some stuff