Fishing while surviving in extreme conditions, making a primitive fishing rod.

Fishing is the most affordable way to survive during an emergency in order to provide food. On the one hand, fish is a higher-calorie product than most plant-based products. On the other hand, it is incomparably easier to get it with the help of a simple fishing rod than game-dwelling on land. 

Fishing while surviving in extreme conditions, making a primitive fishing rod.

Archaeological excavations of ancient settlements have clearly shown that primitive man survived to a greater extent thanks to fishing. Ancient settlements are literally littered with fish bones, while animal bones are quite rare. In our country, there are 530 species of freshwater and about a thousand marine fish, the vast majority of which are edible. They can be obtained using pre-stocked or locally made fishing gear and rods.

Primitive fishing rod, fishing rod, making a simple fishing rod while surviving in an extreme situation.

The simplest fishing tackle is certainly a fishing rod. You can make it from any material at hand. It all depends on the quick wits of the victims. If you adhere to fishing terminology, then the rod is designed to throw a hook with a nozzle into the water, hooking and fishing fish. The length of the ideal rod should be. When fishing from the shore in places with a fast current of 3.5 to 4.5 meters, and when fishing through shallow areas covered with reeds, even more; when fishing from a raft and the like, 2.5-3.5 meters. When fishing on the bottom fishing rod without a float, 1.5 2 meters, for sheer 50–80 cm, for winter fishing 30–50 cm.

The simplest fishing rod is made of a thin, straight trunk of hazel, mountain ash, bird cherry, maple or other tree species. For winter fishing, juniper branches are most suitable. They are elastic, durable and, most importantly, not sensitive to frost. The found trunk is cut at the base and cleared of branches and knots. Bark, in order not to blunt the tool once again, it is better not to remove it. From its presence or absence, the quality of the rod does not depend only on the appearance. The fishing rod blank thus obtained is called by the fishermen..

The thickness of the whip should correspond to the weight of the fish that is supposed to catch. And this, in turn, depends on the size of the hook available to the person in distress. In any case, it is better to play it safe, as a distressed fisherman cannot afford the luxury of losing a hook and fishing line due to a broken rod. Before starting fishing, it is best to check the rod for strength, for which purpose load its end with a weight approximately equal to the weight of the fish.

For example, fill a sock with sand or any other suitable container, attach to a fishing line and, lowering it into water, imitate the hooking and fishing of fish. Finally, in the complete absence of material for making the rod, you can fish, as the fishermen say, on your finger, that is, after casting, hold the line between the thumb and forefinger, which feel a bite no worse than a float. Or put a loose loop on the tip of your index finger. Most of all, this method of fishing justifies itself when fishing from a boat to bottom fishing rods..

Based on the book The Great Encyclopedia of Survival in Extreme Situations.
Andrey Ilyichev.

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