Animal Food

Don’t have a fishing pole handy? Here’s how to make items you can use to catch fish in the wild

Introduction If water is nearby, fishing can be a very productive means to acquiring meat for your survival diet.  If you do not have fishing tools available, you can still make your own fishhooks, nets, fish traps, and even fish poison to capture fish for food. Making Fishhooks You can…
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Animal Food

All about animal hunting devices, including a few you can build in the wilderness in a pinch.

There are several killing devices that you can construct to help you obtain small game to help you survive. The rabbit stick, the spear, the bow and arrow, and the sling are such devices. Rabbit Stick One of the simplest and most effective killing devices is a stout stick as…
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Animal Food

Traps and snares – how to build, bait, and place traps to acquire food in the wild

Introduction You can typically acquire more animal food using traps than shooting – and trapping requires much less time and energy than stalking and hunting.  The time saved by trapping can be allocated to foraging for additional food sources.  To be effective with any type of trap or snare, you…
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