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The Ojibwa Bird Snare

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Traps to capture birds can come in as many forms and designs as types of techniques, but they all have the same origin source in that they were constructed to capture food.  Trapping fowl of any type was as a whole, not regulated or tracked in any way. When populations …

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The 26 Best Snares for Survival: Land, Air, Sea

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Snares are the survivalist’s secret weapon for a few different reasons. They are inexpensive, they require very few materials to make, they are extremely effective with quite a high success rate, they are reliable, and they do not take much energy to make (preserving crucial caloric stores). How can snares …

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The DIY Paiute Deadfall Trap

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This trap is named after the native Paiute people. They were nomadic hunter gatherers whose life revolved around animals, wild plants, and community. Hunting by trapping, snares, and deadfalls was a way of life. The Paiutes did start using horses after the Plains Indians introduced them to them, but they …

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Top 3 Rabbit Snare Traps

If there is any exercise in patience, it is snaring wild game, particularly the rabbit. Snaring involves learning by trial and error and knowing your quarry. Snaring is the most successful when you take the time to arm yourself with knowledge on this primitive hunting art form. To be the …

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How to Handle Predator Attacks

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In most cases, animals are more scared of us than we are of them. So what do you do when they are not? There are several predators in the US that will stand their ground against humans. Each one acts differently towards humans, so having some knowledge is key to …

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Fish Traps to Catch Your Limit

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Fish is one of the best survival foods you will ever find.  It is packed with protein, full of fatty oils, and can be found in almost any body of water.  However, in a survival situation you rarely have a rod and reel with you.  So now what? The rod …

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Edible Moss

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Moss and lichens are the fluffy, spongy, and scaly growths we find deep in the forest.  We see moss on the ground, on logs, on rocks, and on the side of trees.  It normally thrives in shaded and moist areas. Moss can help you find true North, insulate a shelter, …

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