Difficulty: Level 2
This survival trapper course will cover absolutely every aspect of trapping that you need to know for your survival and bushcraft needs. We always tell students that survival is very much a lazy man’s game, because the goal is to burn less calories than you expend daily. That is why trapping is such a pivotal skill because traps will work for you while you’re sleeping and when you’re at camp doing nothing. While hunting requires a great expenditure of calories in order to procure that meat. Hunting is great but the best hunter will never out produce a great trapper under any conditions! Your trap is hunting for you 24/7.
The great thing about these traps is that you can make them from just sticks and stuff you find in the woods or city! We will also cover the modern traps that can be purchased very cheaply that are extremely effective and lightweight! We have always taught trapping in our survival courses but after years of running these programs we realize that our students absolutely love trapping and so we wanted to offer a course that would teach you all the best bushcraft traps as well as all the modern trapping tactics in one course! And that means you will have the chance to build almost every great survival trap you will ever need to get meat and fish in the wilderness! We want to show you how to eat like a king in the woods!
What will you learn?
-At least 10 different types of primitive spring pole style snares
-Numerous deadfalls that require no tools to build
-Modern trapping and using conibear traps, foot holds, and snares
-Tracking and the best place to put traps
-Skinning and cleaning game
-Bird trapping and fishing traps.
-Deer traps and how to catch larger game
-Basket fish traps and crawdad traps
-Live game traps; modern and primitive
Not only will we teach you how to build bushcraft style traps to get red meat, but we will also show you how to do build some effective survival fishing traps as well! Fishing can be one the easiest ways to get a sustainable protein source for long term survival and we will show you how to be a top notch survival trapper. If you want to insure that you have food no matter where you go in the world, then our survival trapper standard course will show you just what you need to know to survive in comfort and have a full belly!
Food and Water: Water will be provided and food is your own choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. Our camp ready meals are the healthiest option on the market! You can ship these meals to the course location if you don’t want to carry them. We will store them until you arrive.
Overnight Camping: Your welcome to spend the night before and night after the course at our camp!
Length: 2 days/1 nights
Minimum Recommended Equipment: Fixed blade knife preferable a mora style knife, outdoor clothing, boots, folding saw, paracord, overnight camping gear, small backpack. Check Recommended items list for more details!
Airport and Bus Stops: If you are arriving by bus or plane, we can pick you up. Contact us to make arrangements.