Very convenient simple traps are all kinds of snares and loops. Usually the loops are made tight (snares). The loops tighten and capture the victim, either due to the movement of the victim, or due to automatic pulling devices.
Silks and loops, principle of operation, manufacturing and installation features.
Birds without automatic loops are often grabbed by the paw, mammals are more often by the head and body. The material from which the snares are made is rubbed with local herbs, poured with urine, blood, excretions of the musk glands of animals, in order to repel the smell. Sometimes the thread in places of its probable gnawing by animals is strengthened with tubular bones or other tubes.
The loop is pulled on pegs to give a vertical position, or pulled at a certain height above the ground (the bottom of the hole). The free space around the net is covered with a fence (picket fence made of branches). When catching some birds, a lot of thread loops are placed on a board with grains. Birds love to rake feed in their paws. In addition, horizontally laid sticks with a large number of loops coming one after another are used for catching birds..
Either over water or ground, loops down, or on the ground or branches loops up. To do this, the loops are made of hard material: horse or female hair, fishing line, thin wire, preferably copper. Due to poorly developed fine motor skills, low intelligence and lack of tools, an animal caught in the snare cannot get out and even perishes from suffocation.
For the manufacture of snares, single-core materials (hair, fishing line, wire) are more often used, snitches from these materials are easier to tighten and, due to their greater rigidity, hold the correct shape better. For the manufacture of drag-on loops, a power knot is used, in case the material is too rigid or not slippery make a drag loop, letting the rope into the drag-free.
A person caught in snares and other obstacles of this kind, if he has time, will always get out of them, but during battle or under heavy fire, especially when combined with spikes, all kinds of subtle obstacles that prevent walking are very effective. In addition, subtle obstacles can trigger an alarm or mines, extensions and grenades installed using the “potato” method.
A “potato” is a grenade with a ring pulled out, placed in a cramped hole dug in the ground, pressing a bracket. Instead of a hole, a piece of a broken bottle can be buried flush with the ground, both on the bottom side and on the neck side, a glass or a tin can. Vertically upward or at an angle to the side from which the grenade is pulled out of the hole.
Subtle wire obstacles (MZP), principle of operation, features of manufacturing and installation.
As subtle wire obstacles that prevent a person from going through, use different wire or rope structures. Pull a wire or rope at a height of 20 – 25 cm above ground level. On pegs at the same level, they pull the barbed wire in different directions (such as a network). You can stretch a regular net with the size of the cells that let the leg through even a not very stretched (by 2 / 4—2 / 3) rhombus.
The network can be pulled in two layers, below with a smaller mesh size, and above with a larger one. The barbed or ordinary wire is mixed up at the level of the lower leg, sometimes loops are made. In the classic version, wire loops (snares) and subtle wire obstacles are attached to staggered pegs. There are wire snares (scheme 19), spotkach network (scheme 20) and subtle wire networks (scheme 21).