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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Figure 4 Trigger



Figure Four Trigger
Figure 4 Instructions


The figure 4 is a trigger used to drop a weight onto a prey and crush it. The type of weight used may vary, but it should be heavy enough to kill or incapacitate the prey immediately.

Construct the figure 4 using three notched sticks. These notches hold the sticks together in a figure 4 pattern when under tension. Practice making this trigger before-hand; it requires close tolerances and precise angles in its construction.

The wood used in the demonstration is the stalk from the Yucca Plant.

The deadfall material can be a box trap, a large flat stone or a log. Always remember to take your snares and traps apart when they are no longer needed so that unwanted game are not trapped needlessly.

Stay Prepared! Stay Alive!

Charlie

1 comment:

  1. I prefer the Paiute Dead-fall/snare trigger; it is more sensitive at times and less finicky to make. It can be in a small set of pouches to hold as many as you like for multiple traps.

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