Survival Snare

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Introduction: Survival Snare

About: RECYCLE OR DIE!!!

Easy instructions how to make a simple snare that can be used in a survival situation.

WARNING... this should only be used in a survival situation. It is illegal to trap game animals without a license.

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Step 1: Materials

All you'll need is:

-a knife
-a stick (see pic.)
-some string

Step 2: Making the Snare

Take the string and fold one end over about an inch and a half. Now tie the the folded part in a lose overy-undery knot and thread the opposite end of the string through the hole. Tighten the knot so the string isn't falling through.
Then take the stick and sharpen the end of it and make a notch on the opposite end.
Tie the snare to the stick with the string in the notch to hold it in place.

Step 3: Seting Up

Find a well used trail (look for a long line where no plants are growing and the leaves are packed down) and look for a place that creates a natural funnel.
Drive the pointed end of the stick into the ground (make sure its deep or it wont hold).
Poke some small sticks into the ground and use them to keep the loop open, then poke some more sticks into the ground around the trap so animals cant go around it.

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    54 Discussions

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    cbigelow
    cbigelow

    3 years ago

    Does this trap work great?

    hate to tell you gecko hiker but the reason cow and buffalo survive off of greens only so well is they have completely different digestive system..ie multiple process areas and fermintation to gain the full benefits from greens only.

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    ve2vfd
    ve2vfd

    11 years ago on Introduction

    If you are a vegan and never eat or wear any animal products, I highly respect your opinion and choice. If not, you're a hypocrite and just let other do the killing for you...

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    Spazz633
    Spazz633

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Notice these people live in cities and towns they have no clue of self sufficiency..

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    OfficerKarl
    OfficerKarl

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Why is somebody a hypocrite if they're not a vegan?

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    jagman111
    jagman111

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have one thing to say lets take one vegan and one hunter put them in the wilderness for 2 months and find out who comes out .

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    GeckoHiker
    GeckoHiker

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I've done a several survival courses in my life and the instructors always admit that the use of snares and fishing line is mainly for entertainment purposes in a survival situation.  They had us skinning cattail roots and gutting dandelion greens for food, and setting snares and fishing for amusement.  One winter we made toasted pine jerky from the tender inner layer of pine bark, stole walnuts from squirrels, and dug up wild onions.  The squirrels often forget their caches so no squirrels were actually harmed during that expedition in winter wilderness survival.

    The vegan will come out on top because human civilization is predominantly built on plant predation and the vegan has made a study of plant food sources that hunters will ignore.  In most hunter-gatherer societies the gatherers keep everyone afloat when the hunters frequently come back empty handed.  If you know your local vegetation you can eat well through the winter.  Even the game that you might possibly catch with snares eats vegetation to survive, and so can you.  The Roman army survived long marches by eating greens found along the way, accompanied by a bit of salt.  The salt paid to the Roman troops was their "salary".   In Icaria, residents eat wild greens and have an exceedingly long and healthy life.  Their lifestyle and diet is being studied now to discover why greens are so life sustaining.  I see bison and cattle surviving on greens and they are much bigger than I am.  Obviously, greens in the wild is the real key to survival.




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    Spazz633
    Spazz633

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You must live in suburbia... Several survival courses? You have no clue.. Just an opinion...

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    ortsa
    ortsa

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Unless you want to be eating all day like a herbivore you are gonna need some meat to stay in shape.

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    YankeesFisherman123
    YankeesFisherman123

    6 years ago

    Hunter will win if it flies it dies if it's red it's dead if it's brown it's down

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    Jackoffmanytrades
    Jackoffmanytrades

    6 years ago

    Wow whoever wrote this isn't a very good survivalist. First the animal will take off with your snare wire and then what you going to do? Always fix the snare to something or make sure the drag is heavy enough not to be drug to far. Good luck eating with this

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    ArtisanEclectic
    ArtisanEclectic

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    From step#3

    "Drive the pointed end of the stick into the ground (make sure its deep or it wont hold)."

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    Future filmaker

    I heard that rabbits are considered a pest, which means that it would be considered legal to trap without a license, is that true?

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    srollason
    srollason

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    all depends on where you live.
    in Australia you can trap them without a license, you would have to check your local laws to find out what the requirement is.

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    recyclebin
    recyclebin

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    no they are protected and illeagle to kill out of season or without a hunting licence unless it is a life or death matter