The simplest trap for catching birds does not require any special skills in making traps. Its manufacture and installation is in some ways even simpler than the manufacture of simple traps for small game or traps for fish from a bottle. All that is necessary for the manufacture of this trap is a knife, rods with a diameter of 1 to 2 centimeters, and ligamentous material in the form of rope, fishing line, laces and the like.
The simplest trap for catching birds, description, manufacturing method on a campaign, during survival, in extreme and emergency situations.
Anything is suitable as a binding material for this trap. Thick line 0.6-0.7 mm in diameter is more preferred. Having sufficient tensile strength, it is also elastic and allows you to more reliably press the rods together. Well, it’s not at all advisable to use a thick stern thread. It can break at the most inopportune moment, as a rule, when a trap for catching birds has already been completed.
The total size of the trap is determined based on the particular terrain in which you are located and the size of the intended prey. We begin the manufacture of the trap by tying together the two lower supporting rods. In our case, 60-70 cm long and about 2-2.5 cm in diameter. Having made notches at their ends, we tie pieces of fishing line whose length is 10-15 cm longer than the length of the rods. When tying, the free ends remaining on the fishing line are not cut off. They will be useful to us later when adjusting the proportions of the base of the trap..
We put the connected rods on the ground and make one of them a complete revolution around the axis so that the attached pieces of fishing line do not become parallel to each other, but intersect diagonally in the center. The result should be a square. If this does not work out, you can adjust the length of the empty sides by winding the fishing line onto the rods and then securing it with previously left free ends. Cutting off the rods of the desired length, we begin to collect a trap, inserting them under the fishing line and trying to press as close to the edge as possible. This is necessary so as not to leave too large openings between the rods..
We continue to mount the rods into a trap, gradually reducing their thickness. The upper part, the roof of the trap is assembled from a continuous row of thin rods, for reliability, jamming them from above.
Everything, the simplest bird trap is ready. Production time takes about 30-40 minutes, excluding rod stocking. In this embodiment, the trap can already be used to catch birds in manual mode. To do this, it is enough to put a suitable bait in the trap and around it, find a shelter nearby, tie a rope or fishing line to the support, stretch it to the shelter, hide and wait. And when the prey is under the basket, set the trap manually.
In order for the bird trap to work independently and autonomously, a trigger device must be made for it. Specialized publications on survival in extreme conditions recommend making it in the form of the number 4. However, such a launching device, although not difficult to manufacture, is quite difficult to install, adjust the interacting parts to each other and configure. In addition, it requires more effort to operate..
cutouts for more tight fixation to each other. The ends of the branches performing the function of the trigger are cut off exactly, at an angle of 90 degrees. Otherwise, it will then be difficult to stop them, fixing them in the rods of the trap and on the gatehouse. Because of this, the trap setup process will be delayed, and the design itself will be unstable.
Installation and settings of a trap for catching birds with an autonomous trigger device without the necessary experience is a rather complicated and painstaking task. Be patient and be prepared for the fact that all the details will have to be adjusted to each other to obtain a stable design. The installation and configuration process itself is clear from the photos.
The gatekeeper abuts the trap with its fork, the support supports the gatehouse, and the triggers resting at one end in the trap rods give the gatehouse support points. In the photographs, the bird trap is set up and ready to work offline. To bring it into action, it is enough to touch one of the triggers slightly. It will fall, the gatehouse will lose its fulcrum and the trap will work.
It should be noted that the simplest trap for catching birds made by the above method does not differ in special strength and is mainly suitable for catching small birds. For catching big birds, specialized publications on survival in extreme conditions suggest each rod to be tied separately to the other at all four ends, so the bird trap is more reliable, stronger and more durable.
However, this recommended method is rather laborious and requires a lot of time, effort and materials. The golden mean in our opinion will consist in catching birds with a trap made according to the method described above, but in manual mode, and then even a large bird can be caught before it destroys the trap and breaks free.