When SHTF, your supplies will only get you so far. So what do you do when your stockpile is dwindling? Mother Nature always has an answer. Knowing how to make these simple, yet dangerous, survival snare traps using your resources can keep you alive in an emergency situation. It’s easier said than done so you gotta do your homework before anything else, or you’ll end up with zero catch and the chances of failure is greater.
These Snare Traps Are Sneaky And Effective
Location is probably the most important thing you need to consider when setting up snares and traps. The most common reason that people fail at catching anything is due to lack of probing. You have to be patient, look around and know what to look for. Booby traps may help you catch food and ward off unwanted intruders. These skills will also save you time and energy that need to be spent elsewhere. Check out these sneaky survival snare traps, guaranteed to catch who and what you want to catch.
1. Tension Trap
This spring loaded trap is pretty dangerous for humans and animals alike. The choice of wood is important because the trap has to impale the animal (or intruder) so that they cannot escape.
2. Survival Spear
I would not want to be caught on the other end of this guy. Although typically used as a fishing spear, you can also rig this into a nasty trap. Check out Reality Survival for full instructions on how to make this survival spear.
3. Bow Trap
A bow trap is one of the deadliest traps, both for man as well as animals. To construct this trap, build a bow and anchor it to the ground with pegs. Adjust the aiming point as you anchor the bow. Lash a toggle stick to the trigger stick. Two upright sticks driven into the ground hold the trigger stick in place at a point where the toggle stick will engage the pulled bow string. Place a catch stick between the toggle stick and a stake driven into the ground. Tie a trip wire or cordage to the catch stick and route it around stakes and across the game trail where you tie it off. When the prey trips the trip wire, the bow looses an arrow into it. A notch in the bow serves to help aim the arrow.
4. Drowning Snare
This simple trap can put a critter or intruder out of misery faster than other traps. The drowning snare requires a snare line with a noose, a heavy rock, a float stick, and a stick to prop up the rock in a precarious position.
5. Apache Foot Trap
How this trap works is that the animal’s foot gets caught in the slipknot. No matter how the animal battles to get loose the knot will only tighten it’s grip on the leg. Click here for video instructions in making an apache foot trap.
Watch this video on how to make a paiute deadfall trap.
Don’t forget to be very cautious with these survival traps, and use them only in a survival situation. Snare traps aren’t just useful in keeping your property safe from critters and intruders. In a survival situation, traps like these might be all that stands between you and starvation. That’s why you need to know how to “Trap For Your Life.”
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