Survival basics?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by jcooley6960, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    Does anyone here practice brush craft or basic survival skills if so put up some pictures or links to cool brush craft skill

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    This is one of my fravorite traps, simple and effective. It also help me a couple years ago during an ice storm around 40 trees fell on my mile long drive way no electric or any source of heat but we did have an endless supply of pigeons and doves :) there pretty good when you have no food in the house
     

  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'm interested. I don't practice, but I'm down for learning.

    Please, step by step instructions with pics?
     
  3. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    If you wanna take a more human approach, here's my arapucu live trap works on about any small game built it with bare hands no cordage or a knife and caught 7 squirrel very fun project
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Dude. I want MOAR!
     
  5. orangello

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    Something tells me the nutria in your area are about to start a group effort to take out celltowers and keep you off the interwebs. :p
     
  6. trip286

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    Some folks buy meat. Some folks kill meat. Still, others sell meat.

    Five bucks per tail and tasty. Who the hell gets PAID to EAT such sweet, succulent, clean meat?

    This guy, soon, that's who!!!!
     
  7. jcooley6960

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    It can be very challenging but very rewarding. They best time to start is winter right after it snow find tracks and follow to the burrow for small game and set traps along its path animals will generally follow the same path to food or water. Let me know what type of game is heavy in your area and I can help you from there. The first picture is a bird trap, the plan with this trap is when a bird perchs on the stick its body weight makes the stick fall from underneath it releasing the rock, the rock falls and pulls the snare tight it will usually snag the birds leg. But just let me know what all animals you have in your area
     
  8. trip286

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    Pigeons, squirrels, possum, and nutria. Help a brother out? I be's howngry.

    And is there any way to keep skunks out of the snare? We have a lot of those, and I actually had a nightmare about one a few nights ago. They don't scare me, but good lord they stink...
     
  9. rocshaman

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    I've made quail traps out of chicken wire but never used brush to do it. Is there a way to do that/or have you ever made one?
     
  10. racer_x

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    A warm fire a place to keep the weather off an food is all a family needs. TRY IT IN A CITY when it happens all us country folks are just waiting for ya to act ignorant.
     
  11. TLuker

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    I took her with a muzzle loader, does that count as bush craft? :D


    I don't practice what many would call "bush craft" simply because I'm not going that primitive. I've killed deer with bows and arrows but not with a bow and arrow I made. I have a garden but I'm not hooking up a mule to plow it. I do have an appreciation for bush craft though.
     
  12. jcooley6960

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    Sorry brother no way of keeping skunks out but hopefully it will be dead when you check you're trap a lot of people do not put a heavy enough weight behind there snares I prefer a dead weight like a rock than a spring loaded snare and it's important to make you're weight hang high enough from the ground so when you trap it sprung the snare will lift the animal out of reach of scavengers your best resource is YouTube and trial and error. Learn to make triggers that holds you weight in the air and are easy to release when an animal it caught in the snare
     
  13. jcooley6960

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    Looks dumb but this is a simple trigger for dead weight snare or spring snare the trick is to get it to hold your weight up but when an animal is in your snare it releases the weight and takes the animal up away from scavengers
     
  14. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    Awesome show us some of your work if ya can. The only bird trap I really know is the 2 pics I put up.
     
  15. rocshaman

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    It's been years since I've made one and I don't have pics of any I made but you can google it, they're out there. What's nice about a cage trap like that is you can catch several as opposed to a snare that only catches one. The trick is to find a place where the quail covey up. I used to put mine under a hopper grain bin we had on our farm. There was always a bit of grain laying around on the ground and the quail would be there looking for a free meal. The ones I made looked similar to this one, but not exactly:

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    They can get in, but can't figure out how to get back out.
     
  16. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    That's awesome I'll have to try it out ...thanks
     
  17. hoovco

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    Check out the old Foxfire books. Ragnars Ten Best Traps is awesome as well.