Survival Saturday: Bugging Out – how to make a fishing pole, shelter, and set a trap


I  posted this on our Facebook page on the morning following the election, for any of our friends who might be thinking of heading for the hills. Of course I did this in jest – I admit to experiencing a bit of schadenfreude, but I am not gloating. It isn’t a sporting contest, we just elected a very loose cannon to lead the free world. Godspeed to us all.

Joking aside, the three videos shared by Wide Open Spaces are all quite good. The shelter seen above is pretty impressive, and worth a watch.

From WideOpenSpaces:

If there are no water sources large enough to have any type of fish population you will have to turn to going after birds or small mammals. Traps are the key here as you probably won’t be super successful with trying to spear small game or have the ability to drop large game.

One of my favorite traps is the Arapuca live bird trap. It is basically a cage made from different sized sticks that is held together by two pieces of cordage. While it was designed for birds they can work well on rabbits and squirrels is made correctly.

I decided to share the video above because I had never head of an arapuca trap. What intrigues me about this design is that you could do this with the lanyard from a neck knife. Honestly, if you wanted to, you could probably just use a few core-strands from inside of the paracord. Each of the seven strands would be stronger than the sticks used to construct the trap. Paracord has 7 strands, so you triple the number of traps you could make.

I am going to try this for an upcoming review. Probably the Big Chris Wolverine. 

Have a great weekend everyone.


  1. Nail nick says:

    I thought Hilary lost ?

    Perhaps that hut can become your safe place ……

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Survival Saturday: Bugging Out – how to make a fishing pole, shelter, and set a trap

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