Survival is a daily calories game that becomes a daily battle to secure nutrition. There are a couple of way to do this with these being foraging for wild edibles the other trapping meat. Trapping is more efficient than hunting because the traps do the work for you whether it is fish traps or remote trigger fishing lines there are several ways to set up fishing lines to work for you. Many plants and trees are a good source of carbohydrates
The first thing you notice is that there is a lack of simple sugars that greatly affect your energy levels. Proteins and vitamins from plants become your new stable. There are a couple of things you will notice quickly. The first thing is preparing and cooking your food. There will be no counters or stoves or ovens to prepare or cook your food on. You should have a basic knowledge of butchering small game and fish. There are numerous videos on youtube and I am not going to go into it here (unless you guys want me to then I will gladly do one on it). The next problem you will probably notice is taste. You have experienced a world where everything in made to taste great and out here in the wilderness much like everything else it is left to what you have packed as far as seasoning and your imagination. A working knowledge of plants that you can use to season your food like garlic or onion, pepper weed.. Where would you find carbohydrates? Well that again goes back your knowledge of foraging and plant life where you’re at. This starts with what time of the year and season it is?
Roots contain many starches and therefore simple sugars. Don’t forget the trees because they are also a source of simple sugars like the inner bark of cottonwood or popular trees. There are really a lot of sources of carbohydrates. You should research foraging and how to combine different plants with meat to make great meals. We would use cooked green briar roots with fish or squirrel.
The reason using traps is better for you than hunting when you’re in a survival situation is once your traps are deployed you go back to camp and do other things while the traps work for you. Hunting means stalking and lots of walking and work while you may not even get any food to take back to camp.
So chances are you didn’t carry any traps with you on your outing? I recommend you take a conibear style trap and 110 is the best size its small and easily packed. The more you have the better your chances. You should carry a large roll of tarred bank line # 36. I have found that this work best for snares. A spring type snare is my go to for survival snare set up. There are other set ups and you again are limited only by your imagination and knowledge of triggers and snare set up.
Dog bone style triggers are multipurpose and can be used in many trap trigger applications.
These should be your go to for improvised survival trapping. These trigger set ups are simple and easy to deploy in many applications like fishing. I will post more videos on different trap triggers as well as different ways to deploy them.
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