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how many here watch the Alone tv show?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Trapping' started by schizm, Jan 7, 2018.

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    so far, 4 seasons, 44 people, every last one has done nothing but starve, out of ignorance. With a half million $ prize at the end of 2-3 months of suffering on Vancouver Island, in BC, canada, you'd think that they'd do more r and d and learn what they do, but in 4 years, nobody has! You are allowed a lot of clothing and safety items are provided, but 10 other items of gear are all you get, and firearms, modern bows, fishing rods, reells, artificial lures, bug netting, bug spray, water filter, matches, lighters, all are prohibited. youtube is full of videos about this show, on the History channel.
     
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    Once you make the netting out of the inner strands of the paracord hammock and paracord gillnet, you can wrap the netting around sapling frames and make "boxtraps" for birds or mammals, or crab traps. Once the sea gets too rough in the winter and you have to pull (at least most of) your nets to protect them, you can switch some of the netting over to catching rabbits, porcupines, magpies, etc. The fish guts/heads bait pile intended for bears, needs to be in a hole in the ground, with edges formed by vertical stakes, x'd over the top with chunks of saplings, so that only a bear can get the bait. For the smaller critters and the birds that are baited in, you should have the baited netting "boxtraps" ready to give them a consolation prize! :) You dont want to bother with unbaited traps when calories are scarce. Nor do you want to run a long line. So create small brush piles all around your main AO, and bait them. Create the sapling frames. Once you see the bait taken, put a frame inside the brush pile, with the triggers present (but of course, not set) and bait the frame. when the critter enters the frame repeatedly, add the netting to the sides of the trap, but leave open the ends. Once he's entering the trap reliably, add the x'd sticks rear end of the trap. That and the door are what he's likely to bite at, but several layers of the netting will hold him for quite a while, even if he is smart enough to attack the sides of the trap. Once he's again taking the bait, add the front door and set the trigger. This is called "shaping" the animal's behavior. It's used in zoos all the time. The box trap protects the catch a bit, and keeps it alive, so it's not rotting. But you really should check the traps every few hours. Which is why they should all be near your AO.
     

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