Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Simple snare that will be able to catch small animals

Two-Stick Deadfall Trap

Your intention here is to create a precarious balance, so the slightest jostling of the trigger will cause the trap to collapse.

(1) Cut a shallow groove in one end of both upright sticks

2) Insert the trigger stick between the grooves. The upright sticks should not meet at the center of the trigger

(3) Balance the sticks as shown under the weight of the deadfall

Ojibway Bird TrapThis works best when set in a clearing where the trigger stick offers a handy perch. The slightestweight on the trigger should cause it to fall and the noose to catch the bird by its feet.
(1) Cut a 1/4-inch-diameter hole through one end of a stout 3-foot-long pole with a knife. If necessary, shave the sides of the pole to make it thin enough to make the hole. Sharpen the bottom end of the pole and drive it into the ground
(2) Whittle the end of the trigger stick so that it resembles a pencil with the point cut off. This end should fit loosely inside the hole in the pole.
3) Insert thin cord or fishing line through the hole and tie an overhand knot. Beyond the knot, form a noose. Tie the other end of the cord to a rock
(4) Drape the noose over both sides of the trigger and insert it into the pole (if it? breezy, wet the cord with saliva to help it stay put). Draw the cord until the knot catches at the point where the trigger fits into the hole, to keep it from falling back through--until a bird alights on the small stick.

Twitch-Up Snare

(1) Tie a small overhand loop knot in your parachute cord, then fold the loop back on itself to form Mickey Mouse ears and weave the tag end through the ears as illustrated

(2) To build the twitch-up snare, use more cord to tie a spring pole or the branch of a small tree in tension

(3) Set up a trigger mechanism like the one shown. When the animal? head goes through the loop, the trigger is released, and it snatches the animal into the air, out of reach of other predators

Fish Trap

After dark, fish often cruise the shorelines of a lake or the shallow inside bend of a streamdeal places for a trap
(1) Build it as shown with the materials at hand: logs, rocks, or stakes driven into the bottom
(2) The diversion arm of the trap directs fish into the V entrance. Most won? be able to find their way out. Close the entrance and net the fish with a seine made by tying a shirt between two poles. This is much more effective than trying to spear fish or catch them with your hands

Squirrel Snare

(1) Make a small loop by wrapping the snare wire around a pencil-diameter stick twice, then turning the stick to twist the wire strands together.
(2) Pass the long wire end through the loop to form the snare.
(3) To build a squirrel snare, attach a series of small wire snares around a long stick propped against a tree. You can catch several at a time with this setup.



A trap is a device you make that catches an animal, they make it easier to catch food than trying to hunt for it and the traps we will be looking at are as humane as you can make them. Trapping and killing an animal is not something most people particularly want to do and, for those who would rather die than have to kill an animal, there are other things such as snails and worms that can be eaten and that we will find out how to prepare later.

There is--trapping. Not only do you end up with a hearty meal, but compared to the hours of energy expended while foraging or hunting, traps take little time to set, and unlike firearms or fishing rods, they work for you while you sleep. But to trap animals with enough regularity to feed yourself, you need to heed these three principles as you set up:

1. Location. Rabbits, muskrats, groundhogs, and other animals make distinct trails that they use over and over. These trails are the best places to set traps, but they can be difficult to see in bright sunlight. Search for them early or late in the day, when the shadows that define them are longer.

2. Direction. Where possible, narrow an existing traily brushing vegetation or driving a couple of small sticks into the groundo direct the animal into the trap, or place a horizontal stick at the top of the snare so that the animal must duck slightly, ensuring that its head will go right into the noose.

3. Size. Scale your trap correctly. As a rule, the noose should be one and a half times the diameter of the head of the animal you wish to capture and made of material that will break should you inadvertently snare, say, a cougar? foot.

The most important tool you can carry for catching dinner is a spool of snare wire (26 gauge is about right for all-purpose small-game snares; use 28 gauge for squirrels, 24 or heavier for beaver-size animals). Soft single-strand wire is superior to nylon monofilament because it holds its shape and game can? chew through it. Snares can also be made from braided fishing superlines or 550 parachute cord, depending on the trap you?

Crown Woggle

Come and try to make ur own woggle or ring^^

A woggle did by a taiwan scout with taiwan flag on it

Sunday, May 10, 2009


The Sailor's Short Splice
Usage: An ideal way of jointing ropes

The Sailor's Eye Splice
To Make: form the eye and spread the strands away from you fanwise, placing them against the rope where it is to be entered. Untwist the rope one turn, open the top or center bight with a small fid, and stick the center strand under the next bight to the left in the same direction and lastly stick the right strand, from right to left, under the remaining bight. After this, tuck all stands once more, over one and under one. Trim the ends at a length equal to one diameter of rope.

The Anchor Hitch or Fishermans's Bend
This knot is related to the round turn & and two half hitches, but is more secure.
Typical use: attaching a rope to a ring, eg. on an anchor.

The Reef Knot
one of the most popular and best known knots.
Typical uses: tying the ends of a rope around an object, eg. a parcel, bandage, or the neck of a sack.

The Rolling Hitch
This is like a clove hitch with another turn. Ideal for taking the strain off another rope - a useful knot aboard ship.

The Cleat
To make fast, take a turn around the cleat and the make several 'figure of eight' turns to build up some friction. Finish off with a 'twisted' loop or hitch to look it off.

Sheet Bend Knot
Other titles include, The Bend, Simple Bend, Ordinary Bend and Common Bend.It's a quick way of jointing two ropes.The Double Sheet Bend !

The Sheepshank Knot
This Knot can be used to shorten a length of rope. It can also be used to strengthen a chafed section of rope.

Sheet Bend Knot
Other titles include, The Bend, Simple Bend, Ordinary Bend and Common Bend.It's a quick way of jointing two ropes. Single!

The Rolling Hitch
This is like a clove hitch with another turn. Ideal for taking the strain off another rope - a useful knot aboard ship.

The Clove Hitch Knot

Although not a very secure hitch, but it's quick to tie and easy to adjust - ideal for securing fenders and the like.

Eight StopperStopper knot
- saves the rope escaping.

The Clove Hitch Knot
- loop methodAnother way to tie a clove hitch

The Sailor's Knot
Also called The Anchor Bend, Carrick Bend and Full Carrick Bend. It's easy to tie, does not slip easily in the wet, and is among the strongest of knots - it can't jam and is readily untied

The Angler's Loop
This knot is also known as the Englishman's and Fisherman's loop - complicated, isn't it!

The Double Loop Bowline.
Here's another way to tie a bowline in a doubled rope.This knot was generally used at sea for lowering an injured man from aloft, by putting one leg is put through each loop.

Simpulan dan Ikatan

LILIT ( Taut-Line )
Kegunaannya : - Bagi Mengikat Tali Pada Tiang Dan Untuk Mematikan Ikatan Ke Pacang Khemah Kerana Kepanjangan Tali Boleh Di Ubah-Ubah

Kegunaannya : - Simpulan ini digunakan untuk mengikat leher binatang supaya tidak terjerut, dan membuat lubang tali yang tidak terjerut untuk mengangkat mangsa atau binatang ke atas seperti kucing terjatuh ke dalam telaga

Kegunaannya : - Untuk Mengikat Tapi Pada Balak Dan Untuk Memindahkan Atau Mengheret Kayu Atau Batang Balak

SIMPULAN PENGAIL (Fisherman's Knot)
Kegunaannya : - Simpulan pengail digunakan untuk menyambung tali pada mata kail atau menyambung tali yang licin

Kegunaannya : - Simpulan ini digunakan bagi memendekkan tali yang panjang tanpa memotongnya. Ia juga digunakan untuk menguatkan bahagian yang tidak kukuh

SIMPUL MANOK (Clove Hitch)
Kegunaannya : - Simpulan ini akan digunakan sebagai permulaan untuk mengikat pada kayu atau sebagainya.

Kegunaannya : - Bagi Mengikat Tali Pada Tiang Untuk Mematikan Ikatan Ke Pokok Atau Ke Pacang Kerana Cara Begini Midah DI Buka Dan Tidak Mudah Tanggal Ikatannya

Kegunaannya : - Simpulan bunga keti berganda digunakan untuk menyambung dua tali yang tidak sama besar dan dapat digunakan dengan selamat.

Kegunaannya : - Simpulan ini digunakan bagi menyambung hujung tal yang tidak sama besar, misalnya tali perahu dengan tali kapal

Kegunaannya : - Ikatan buku sila digunakan untuk mengikat kain pembalut luka, menyambung tali yang sama besar saiznya dan untuk mematikan ikatan barang-barang. Kedua-dua punca atau hujung tali tersebut senang dibuka semula

Logo Pengakap Malaysia

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Ikatan hijau-menunjukkan ikatan persaudaraan pengakap.

Lingkaran tali berwarna biru tua-melambangkan perpaduan rakyat Malaysia, iaitu agama Islam.

Warna kuning pada anak bulan dan bintang-menunjukkan warna diraja bagi Duli-duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja-raja.

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Pecahan tiga kelopak-melambangkan Persetiaan Pengakap yang tiga, iaitu taat kepada Tuhan, taat kepada Raja dan taat kepada Negara.

Dua buah bintang pecah lima warna ungu pada kelopak kiri dan kelopak kanan-melambangkan Undang-undang Pengakap yang sepuluh itu.

Ikatan putih-menunjukkan ikatan persaudaraan pengakap.

Lingkaran tali berwarna putih-melambangkan persaudaraan Pengakap Sedunia.

Warna ungu-warna Biro Pengakap Sedunia.

Warna putih-kesucian dan kebersihan.