Rat/Mouse Trap Mod

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One day, you might find yourself lost in the woods while camping! One day, the stock market will crash and are YOU ready to survive? Traps and Snares are one of the most important things while surviving. Blake Alma, the founder of The Art of the Outdoorsman once said, "A trap is as someone else hunting for you when you can't, it is truly your best hunting buddy!" This is so true. Unlike fishing poles and firearms, traps and snares work when you are sleeping! So learning how to make a simple trap is indeed helpful for it is an art of an outdoorsman!. Let's get started!

You need:

A Mouse or Rat Trap, staples, pliers, glue, and a pencil.

Note: There are laws regarding traps.

Step 1: Adding the Mod

Use your pliers to take off 1 to 3 staples. Add glue onto the staple(s) and put them around the kill bar. Use the eraser on the pencil to spread the glue. Wait for it to dry.

Step 2: Baiting

Add peanut butter to the trap. Rat Traps are great for squirrels, bird, and rats. Mouse Traps are great for chipmunks, mice, and smaller birds. Carrying these traps while camping or surviving is an great idea! They are easy to carry and are amazing for surviving! We would recommend it greatly.



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    why not drill holes and put screws pointing up like a Sheetrock screw.

    And if it came to survival/ Laws are out the window, you do what you have to to live with a stock market crash and all that. I doubt the game warden is going to be looking for poachers if that is the problem and if it is no one is going to buy the hides so I'd dry them out and save them you might need them later.

    And your not going to have Google to download how to's to do stuff either.


    3 years ago

    ...Why staples and glue? It seems more like an arts and crafts project than a trapping technique, plus those staples aren't particularly sharp. Hammering sharp, thin nails into the bottom of it is better. This should also leave a little bit of the nail and its head coming out of the back end, helping to anchor the trap down in the dirt. This works great for squirrels.
    Also, as far as "making it more humane", it doesn't change anything. Rats and mice are killed by the bar snapping their spines, not suffocation. The trap, when used as it is intended to, is perfectly humane when set correctly.

    There is indeed a good reason for having staples on the
    rat trap. The animal crawls up on the rat trap and takes the bait, hitting the
    trigger. The kill bar is then released and falls onto the animal, pushing the
    animal down to the staples. It will pierce their body, making it more humane
    and deadly. I hope that answered you question! If there is anything else we can
    help you with, please let us know, as we love answering outdoor related
    questions. Thanks You!

    1. Since staples are too small to go through the trap you glue them, of which holds it ins place.

    2. What horrid phalic thing are you talking about, I see nothing wrong with the pic.

    3. I have set this trap a 100+ times and I have never smacked my finger before! You build the trap where you plan on putting it at. Don't hold the trap where the kill bar comes and smacks done, hold it from the back, common sense. Watch a video on YouTube to learn how to set the trap.

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