Help with trapping!
Hello there everyone! I have very little experience trapping small game. I think it would be a very good skill to have! I have watched numerous shows and videos showing various techniques of trapping, except I want to hear some of your experiences and opinions on the different methods of trapping and what trapping methods you think work the best.
Jan 20 2012, 11:34 PM EST by
Back in the mists of antiquity, there were these things called books and they were good. And in these books were esoteric things called references. With these a person could learn more detailed information on many topics. Ah, heck, what I'm saying is that there is gold in them-thar libraries. Case in point:
Some people are old enough to remember when survivalists worried about nuclear war(anyone who grew up during the Cuban Missle Crisis!) and the books from then were geared toward that issue.
Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson Kearney was very sought after for it's solid research. Among it's references is a paper on feeding folks after a nuclear war. At the time, I had to order a copy from the Feds and some bugger walked off with it a year or two later. Well, today I got to thinking about that paper and pulled up a copy of NWSS online to see if it was still around.
And it was. Free, downloadable, printable. It's about using available resources to feed a devastated country using expedient means. There's info on fireless cooking, filtering water, sprouting, and various nutritious ways of keeping a countrywide population fed. Is this useless because it came out in 1979? I wonder what other goodies are lurking in those older books, what do you think?
Sep 11 2011, 12:25 PM EDT by
Illegal methods of hunting.
Whats the best way to win a fight? Fight dirty.
So why would we look at hunting for game any differently? When SHTF and the local game warden is taking care of business elsewhere there will be no rules. NONE.
I don't know about anyone else but thats when poaching techniques and common sense reasoning will take over for me.
Any and all wildlife regulations will be thrown out the door.
Think of all the possibilities. Its illegal to trap small game like quails, rabbits, squirrels. Not when SHTF. Its illegal to take game like deer and turkey at night. Not when SHTF. Its illegal to bait many different kinds of game animals now. Not when SHTF.
The Native Americans didn't have game limits or regulations prohibiting them from anything. I'd also take a page or two from their methods of hunting, trapping and fishing.
What are some hunting regulations you'd stomp all over to survive?
Thanks for lighting a fire under me humanroach. Expect more threads like this in the future.
Jun 21 2011, 4:46 PM EDT by
Growing food/storing food.
Theres an error on this page, where it says use canned foods within a year.
many canned foods have use-by dates of many years, and a lot of canned foodstuffs can be used several dozens of years later. of course dry foods are also very good..
rergarding livestock, it is much more efficient to eat the vegetables that you would use to raise livestock. i love meat as much as anyone but unless you had plenty of crops to spare, using it to feed animals isn't a good idea.
a field would be ideal, but you could also grow in an urban setting.
if i had a lot of people, id get a large building such as a school/office block for example, with a large roof and make it secure.. also more room indoors. a school will have a fenced-off perimiter already, but barricaded windows +further/extended perimeters would be preferable.
I'd use the roof to grow as many different crops as i could, if neccessary and if i had means to generate power, hook up the apropriate lighting to feed the plants if they were struggling. also some kind of pump to water would be needed, or a lot of labour.
most fruit + veg seeds can be found in garden centres, as can soil. failing that just dig up as much soft soily earth as you can find. you could use a whole range of stuff to as fertillizer
also a roof could be a permenant post for a lookout, an early warning for a perimeter breach.
Apr 24 2010, 4:39 PM EDT by
I'm sure its been asked before and will be asked again. Can you eat a zombie? Assuming you bag yourself a recently deceased, not a rotten zombie, can you boil the zombie meat enough, or smoke it to be zombie jerky? Understanding this would be a dangerous process, and even the slightest bit of uncooked zombie meat could make your want to eat your buddies. But I would assume you'd ingest just as much zombie blood-mist if you were beating one with a bat.... maybe I should invest in painter's masks
Mar 3 2010, 1:57 AM EST by
Trapping, source of food for millennia, is still used to hunt both man and beast. This article is not designed to net you your next meal, but rather, next kill. Be aware that the word "trap" does not mean "snare for the purpose of detaining", thoug
Apr 12 2010, 1:59 PM EDT by
nice! but maby add some charts on how long some plants take to fully grow.
Jan 12 2010, 7:20 PM EST by
Food in an Infected World
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Don't forget trapping as a way of obtaining protein. Trap pigeons in the city, also rats, mice, etc. Don't have to worry about feeding them, just lure them in. They will probably be over-running the place anyway. Wonder if they would eat Zed?
Mar 31 2008, 11:30 PM EDT by