I have been studying and surviving in the woods for
years. I developed a system that works for me. It is base on
proven methods. I have read a pile of survival manuals and one thing I have
found out over and over again is many myths and unproven technique are past
on from author to author. I have trained many students who at
first don't understand my way of using real equipment such as professional
grade self locking snares but once they see the benefit of using them will
not leave home without them now.
The biggest thing I have to overcome with most survival
students is what I call the rabbit/squirrel syndrome. Most survival
manuals deal with the snare wire of 22-28 ga wire. Why because the
author doesn't know about real snares. Will the snare wire work
for rabbits and squirrel sure it will I am not saying it won't but let
us deal with a little reality. You will starve to death if all you eat is
rabbits and squirrels. The meat is too lean. You need fat to survive
in the wild. You can't survive on wild greens either because your body needs
B-12. The only way to get B-12 in the wild is through meat. Starve to death
means over 30 days so don't e-mail me with "I spend a weekend surviving
on just wild greens".
When survival students first see my snares they say these
are huge, Why? Simple I come from a trapping background and the first rule
to a becoming a good trapper is have the best equipment to hold the animal
until you return. Simple concept but very hard to get across to the
general survival student. In order for you to survive in the wilds you
need meat and fat. What animal (s) is going to give you this? Raccoon
and beaver. Now in order to hold these two animals until you return you need
real snares. Why? because these animals are tough, strong and independent
they will roll bite, fight and twist to escape. They will go through snare
wire of 22-28 ga wire like a knife through hot butter.
is a modern professional grade self locking snare.
This is one way to make a snare. We use a snare that comes with a support
collar that hooks into the support wire. The deer stop is place so the loop
only closes to 2 1/2 inches. If a deer steps in the snare it well not
tighten all the way on the foot so the animal can escape. But if a raccoon,
beaver or other target animals enters the snare it well tighten enough to
hold the animal until you return.
Emergency snare kits have 6 small game snares, 6 medium game and 2
emergency only cam locks for deer snares. So let us look at this:
for 30 days do you want to be running around trying to catch 80-90
squirrels and rabbits or have a snare kit with a proven system that will
allow you to catch 2 deer, 6 raccoon or beavers and 10 rabbits and
Here is some pictures of
animal caught in snares. Thanks to Beavertrapper1.
You need real snares to hold an animal this size.
Here is a picture of a snared raccoon. Thanks to Beavertrapper1.
Notice the animals are still alive. This is because the snare used are
relaxing lock that only restrain the animals. You put the animal down with a
quick shot from a .22 to the head. The camlock is design to kill the animal
and does not back off.
A properly trained snares
person can out do any hunter alive. It is simple math the more snares out
the more chances of catches working 24/7 to provide you with meat and fur.
If you would like to learn more about snaring order a snare kit and the
Survival snaring video. http://www.buckshotscamp.com/Snare-Kits-Video-6-Sales.htm
This article was writen by Buckshot author of Buckshot's Modern Trapping
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