Colorado Mountain Man Survival Traps and Snares

Colorado Mountain Man Survival Traps and Snares

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Colorado Mountain Man Survival – Traps and Snares

How to make a Toggle Release Snare Trap and a Figure 4 Deadfall trap.
Everyone will build these types of traps slightly different. This is the way I do it.
Toggle Release Snare Trap is at 16:06 if you wish to skip ahead.

The Figure 4 Deadfall I built large so you can easily see what I am doing. You can use smaller wood for smaller prey. I would recommend cutting down the back end of the trigger, which I did not discuss in this video.

The Toggle Snare Trap, for best results, you will have to adjust the rope so that it will hoist your catch up of the ground. Also trim any excess rope that you do not need, which I did not do in this video. I used a lightweight cable (1/16th”) for this snare. If you intend to catch larger animals I recommend using thicker cable. This snare is intended for survival situations to catch small game to keep you alive and wanted it to be light and compact for you to put in your backpack.

Trapping is strictly regulated in all states and snares are illegal in many states.
Know your local laws before using traps outside of an emergency situation.
Map and mark any trap that you set up and immediately take it down when not needed.
Check your traps often to eliminate any unnecessary suffering or waste.
Traps are not toys and they do not discriminate. As soon as you set up a trap, you take the risk of injuring or killing domestic animals, endangered species, or even children or adult humans. Only use traps when they are needed.

Colorado Mountain Man Survival LLC is not responsible for use or misuse of any traps or snares that you assemble as a result of this video. The video is for educational purposes only and intended to educate the viewer in case of a survival situation.

This is my first video. I know it has some timing issues but I hope you found it informative and enjoyed watching.

Check out the following video to learn how to use the penny on the penny snare.
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  1. Jason. Really liked your vid.  I really like your presentation.  You took the time to show specifics – I really like that.  I really would like to see/hear more about the penny application.  Subscribed…

  2. great information sir !! thanks much and Blessings !

  3. Thanks bud! Got a question. How do you attach the penny to the snare please? Thanks!

  4. Hi CMM, when I first saw the length of the video, I almost passed by. I am so glad that I decided to stay and watch. You took the time to share your knowledge with some of us that appreciate people like you. I've seen figure four demos before, and you cleared up for me why my figure four was not working, just by your presentation. I saw one guy drive two stakes down both sides of the falling log to keep it from wobbling as you set it up. That is the only thing that I would change for myself, but everything else is spot on. You rock brother.

  5. Good vid. The snare trap seems easier to set up. Thanks.

  6. The Stoned Videogame Nerd

    I like your Survival Boots..looks very sturdy hehe 😉   @ 4:40

  7. Bryce you're an ass clown. Moronic Internet troll. Knife on hand is not the point of the tutorial. But Ahhh….the criticism from those with no nuts to make it better or be constructive. 

  8. An excellent tutorial. thank you for it. I have a question regarding the toggle trap. Would it make any sense to have the snare pull the animal against the trap rather than pulling them into the air? Would it pin them there? Just a thought.

  9. its hilarious watching an idiot use a big unwieldy knife for small tasks. use a bushcraft knife for bushcraft. not a fake marine knife from china

  10. yes, show more of the penny lock

  11. I use 18 gauge wire, works well. nice video, learned something im gonna try next time.

  12. guitar strings, especially the higher strings are perfect. they even have a brass loop that the wire is twisted around.

  13. Was this the bloopers cut?

  14. how did you set up the first snare wire with the penny? awesome video by the way, very well done, thank you

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