Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, May 20, 2016.
Bishop spring pole snare:
I've got many a rabbit in similar traps. I tend to use guide sticks / brush / stuff to lead them to the loop.
works on raccoons snooping around the chicken coop / yard.
I'd suggest not using one that lifts them off the ground if you have say animals like cats that might be pets running about. Don't ask.
yes i know i normaly use 1/16 air craft cable with a washer lock but this was just for educationl to see the trigger.
I have built tons of these but have yet to catch the first critter except for a house cat. I have caught several squirrels in simple wire snares of guitar strings set on a reclining pole laid against a den tree though. Do you remember the coon trap in Where the Red Fern Grows?
In Where the Red Fern Grows, the protagonist needed a raccoon hide to train his hound pups with. His grandfather used an auger to drill holes in logs and placed aluminum foil into the bottom of the holes. He then drove a pair of fence staples on angle either side of the hole and the coon reached into the hole and grasped the foil and couldn't extract it's paw from between the sharp staples. I have seen Masai catch baboons in termite mounds in a similar manner. They used rock salt in the hole. They would then feed the baboon salt all day turn it loose and it would make a B-line to the nearest water-hole. That is how they locate water in the Kalahari.
Bishop, I appreciate your interest in primitive weapons, it has been an interest of mine since childhood. Knapping points from stone, building atalatls, bows, spears, bolo, slings, flippers, blow-guns, hand-cannons, black powder arms, swords, it has always been my assertion that every single advancement of man was birthed from the development of a weapon. The simple hammer was conceived with no nail in mind, but rather the ability to defend the dead carcass you just dragged back to the tree or cave. Even our Space Program got it's origins in putting a bigger gun in the sky and naught to do with benevolence.
Here is a video of one of the atlatl darts I just made up.
Attempted to start a fire using the bow drill method, this was my first ever attempt using friction to start a fire!!!!
Any of you start fires...
So - new TV show. Still 'reality TV' - but this one seems to have a bit of real life, non-fiction involved.
Production values are reasonable,...
This was a simple fun campfire project. Has anyone else experimented with natural dye? What are your favourites?
To day at work I found the stuff to make a David sling being thrown out so I took it and in about 35 to 40 minutes I had this sling made up first...
Does anyone have experience trapping turtles? I built a trap and I don't know if I have a location problem or a technique problem.
This is my method of rebuilding a damaged Snare using what I normally carry in the woods.
I need a little more practice but I will get it down.
Sorry for the bad video I did not have my camera man or girl with me
rather interesting and informative video.
desert plants to make natural cordage out of interesting video i found.
Check this out.
So easy a survival monkey can do it and with a fire you can do it all night long water monkey
It's a very good bushcraft knife, but the Mora Garberg does have one, small "flaw" as I see it. The handle texture is a bit...
Check our our bush craft camp we built in the smokey mountains, spent a couple days working on it then enjoyed a nice fire win a few cold ones and...
Here are some pics of an arrow I put together with the fletchings made from playing cards. I get 2 fletches from each card by cutting the card in...
I review and test this knife in the jungle while making traps. please check it out
It had been too long since I'd last had a fire.
The next morning the smell of wood-smoke on my shirt stopped me in my tracks.
What are your requirements when searching for a capable bushcraft knife?
Mine are the followings:
A good bushcraft knife is made with quality...
I did a video on how to make coconut fiber rope. It's an easy to learn technique
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