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Old 12-03-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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I've got a rat problem on my property so I picked up some small Conibear traps.

Anybody keep these in their bug out bags? Good idea or not?

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Old 12-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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I've got a rat problem on my property so I picked up some small Conibear traps.

Anybody keep these in their bug out bags? Good idea or not?
Good idea, best trap out there also
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I think it would be a great thing to keep in a BOB! There are an awful lot of fur coats out there with Mr Conibears name on their hides (I supplied my fair share when I was a kid)! No doubt, if you know how to use one, you will eat well and have fur to keep you warm! Hell, I caught one of the biggest Brook Trout I ever caught in one on a submerged set, it was delicious!

Rats are Rats big or little and they should all die but they dont need to suffer. I always liked the fact that they were about as merciful a killer as could be, snap and dead! I found way too many legs in my foot traps even on drown sets, that always bummed me out, not only did I Lose my $3.50 for the skin, the rats now hobbling on a stump. I caught more than one that had only 2 legs left (didnt hurt the price of the fur)!

About the only thing I ever had escape one was a Mink (I think). Tore that set up terrible and bent the jaws just enough to squeeze out. I cant imagine how but there were tracks all around. I didnt set for mink, they ere tricky and few in numbers, and viscous little buggers!

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I only had one conibear trap fail on a beaver. It caught him diagonal across a shoulder and behind the head. A .22 round made things right. Used the small ones to successfully bag a couple squirrels while camping. So, they are a good idea for a BOB. For survival situations, having pre made wire snares are light weight and compact and pretty effective, but often not as humane as the Connibears.

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those are good traps but too heavy and bulky for a BOB. How big and heavy is that bag going to be?

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those are good traps but too heavy and bulky for a BOB. How big and heavy is that bag going to be?
A 110 Conibear trap is around 1lb. It seems worth the weight to me
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You can carry a whole lot of snares in the weight and size of traditional traps.

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Had a skunk get hung up in a medium conibear ,one back leg , I have no idea how the hell that happens but it did , >22lr took care of the rest. I have taken many ground hogs with the conibear and wow they come out flat

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http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/View_Catalog_Page.asp?mi=5115
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110's work great for squirrels too.

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