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 snare is indeed helpful for it is an art of an outdoorsman!. Let's get started!
The video above is a video regarding how to make a simple snare with Blake Alma (must watch). After watching you might wonder, "Where do I put my snare?" Well, this instructable is here to help!
You need to find one of the followings:
A hole in the ground outside, animal scat, animal footprints (in snow), acorns, or trampled grass.
Step 1: Searching for a Hole
Searching for hole outside can sometimes be hard or easy. You might have seen a chipmunk come out of nowhere. Well, it came out of a hole not from nowhere, Duh! That might be a good spot for a snare. Also Rabbits and foxes have holes. So putting your snare in front of the hole is great, for when it come out it gets stuck. Look in the woods, your yard, or at a park.
Step 2: Animal Scat
Some might find this gross, some might have the art of the outdoorsman by their side so they are not grossed out. DO NOT WORRY, YOU DON'T HAFTA TOUCH IT! So fear not. When you find scat, it might mean the animal travels though that area much, but maybe not. Henceforth, it might be a good spot to set your snare.
Step 3: Footprints
Now, we all have seen footprints in the snow before, but do you know what kind of animal it is? This image above will help you identify footprints. Setting a snare where the footprints are can be a great place to set a snare, because the animal has traveled there before and might again. The path might lead to food which will make you success rate much higher.
Step 4: Acorns
Look for white and red oak trees. They most likely have acorns, meaning squirrels, deer, and turkey might feast on them. So it might also be a good place to set your snare.
Step 5: Trampled Grass
You might see grass in a park or in your yard all trampled (bent over). It is because something travels over it often. Note, it might be a human, but maybe not. Regardless, it is a great place to set a snare.
Now you some great places to set a snare at!