In an emergency or emergency, the probability of catching small animals or birds through traps is not high. But still it exists. Therefore, it will not be superfluous to have ready-made traps (snares) in your kit or set of survival. Or at least provide for the possibility of their manufacture from other components of the kit. For example, wire or string saws.
Finished wire traps, snares and components for their manufacture in a wearable kit or survival kit, NAZ.
Ready-made sets of traps and snares for catching small animals can be purchased on free sale. For example, Thompson Snares products, which at one time were even included in the US military survival kits. They are hinges made of stainless steel wire. Equipped with an original locking system and come complete with detailed illustrated instructions for use.
To complete mini-sets and small survival kits, in order to save space and weight, instead of ready-made traps, it will be more expedient to use brass or steel wire with a diameter of 0.8-1.2 mm. It is clear that the length of the wire will directly depend on the availability of free space in the set. But considering that the wire is a multi-purpose component that allows for various applications, it is optimal to take at least 3-4 meters with you.
Despite the simplest device and primitive appearance, wire traps and snares are quite effective means for providing food in an emergency or emergency. However, one cannot rely on one single set of gear. The more traps you set, the more likely you are to catch someone.
In addition, for the successful catching of small animals or birds using wire traps (snares), the presence of at least basic theoretical knowledge and minimal practical skills in working with them is very important. Ignorance of the guaranteed location and paths of animals, the lack of preliminary practical training in the manufacture, installation, configuration and masking of traps will reduce the overall chances of a successful hunt to zero. You’ll just waste your time, effort and materials.
Alternatively, for the manufacture of snares, you can use the blade-string of the string, and as a locking node traps its handle-ring. They must be of different diameters. For the same purpose, the manufacture of the trap stop assembly, rings of different diameters come with some knives. For example with an IZULA knife from RAT Cutlery (right photo).