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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Split-Stick Deadfall




Split-stick Trigger


This technique involves a lot less carving of angles and cuts than the figure 4 trigger setup and has a better chance of tripping when a prey engages the bait stick.

The important cut or notch on this setup is the one that is cut into the bait stick and holds the two splits sticks. The notch must have a snug fit, but not to snug. It needs to have a little play in it.  The notch in the video was a little too tight as you can tell when the trigger was being manipulated.

This could result in the prey becoming squeamish with all the moving of the parts and decides to take off looking for food elsewhere.

You can set up a lot of traps using this system in a short amount of time giving you a better chance to obtain a meal.  Set up about 8-10 of these traps in an area where you will be setting up camp.  Check them every 90 minutes and the first thing in the morning and just before bedtime. 

Remember to release all traps that were setup when they are no longer needed.

Stay Prepared! Stay Alive!

Charlie

1 comment:

  1. Good video, but I cringe every time I see you batton your knife into the rock.

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