Jan 24 2007

Different Things

Published by at 8:50 pm under Plant Materials

As all stories doesn’t reach the headline news, like that it is with the things I make and this blog. Here is a few things I’ve made recently that wasn’t unique enough.

Here there is a small figure 4 deadfall trigger, a hare snare of sinew and a two very thin fishing lines of nettle. One with a new, small antler hook. These fishing lines are specifically aimed at getting those picky trout. The lines are really scavanged from the beginnings of the cordage that was originally destined to be used for a fishing net. It’ll set me back a bit on that project, but not much.

I have also made a prototype trap. To my knowledge unique, although it is so simple that I’ll expect that someone have thought of it before. It will be tested in the field in the nearest weeks.


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4 Responses to “Different Things”

  1. mikro2ndon 25 Jan 2007 at 9:34 am

    Would you care to explain how to set the snare in the meantime, or do you need to wait until you can show us pictures? I am fascinated to know how it works, having no experience of setting traps and snares.

  2. torjusgaarenon 25 Jan 2007 at 10:15 am


    Setting hare snares is quite hard to explain with words only. When using brass wire tying it to a tree limb is sufficient, since it does not open up once it “snared”.

    When using natural cordage a little more work is needed.

    Both are set over a trail. Here are excellent conditions for this type of snaring now. Deep, loose snow makes the hare save energy by using trails. Unfortunately, all the dogs in this city seems to have scared away any hares that might have lived here.

    I’ll make a snare-set soon, even if it is for demonstration purposes only.

  3. Survival Acreson 25 Jan 2007 at 10:38 pm

    I’d be interested in seeing how the cords are twined together, and especially how they are lengthened when adding new fibers.

  4. torjusgaarenon 25 Jan 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Don’t know if this one answers your question Survival Acres:


    When splicing, add a strain (somewhat protruding or folded over in the other bundle) by putting it next to the bundle that needs to have fibres added. Then continue the twist.

    Add new strains continously, that’ll give you the strongest possible cord.

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