Skip to comments.Paiute Deadfall Trap
Posted on 07/01/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
Paiute Deadfall Trap
The Paiute is a very quick trigger mechanism. It is also fairly easy to set. Unlike the Figure-4 trigger, it uses cordage. Examine the photos carefully and you will get an idea of how this trigger works.
The bait is placed on a long thin horizontal bait stick. This bait stick is held at both ends by friction. When the bait stick is moved, it slips off of the short trigger stick that the cordage is tied to (wrapped around the vertical stick). This allows the weight to fall. Be careful to place the deadfall so that it does not land on the vertical stick.
It is advisable to place the vertical stick on a flat stone. This will allow the vertical stick to fall out of the way as the weight falls (in the photo below, it will fall to the left).
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eating bushmeat is not a smart thing to do.
“eating bushmeat is not a smart thing to do.”
What exactly are your objections to eating ‘bushmeat’ as you call it? Have you hunted or trapped much?
>> eating bushmeat is not a smart thing to do.
OTOH, starving to death when game is plentiful seems kinda mentally deficient to me.
Remeniscient of Les Stroud “Survivorman” using this identical trap on one of his shows to totally squish a ratty looking ground squirrel. Can you say overkill? He then proceeded to hang it over a fire and try to scorch the hair off it. One of the funniest and grossest of his shows. :-)
I do not hunt or trap at all. Wild animals carry disease
and disease laden parasites, which I would just as soon avoid.
As opposed to meat from animals pumped full of antibiotics and steroids? lol
I eat meat from animals that have had no drugs, that were fed natural feed, and had chamber music played for them
during their lives.
Also... not sure what passes for culinary best practice on YOUR planet, but here on MY planet, we use this thing called “heat” to (as we put it) “cook” that “bush meat”.
This “cooking” (forgive me if it seems odd to you!) not only improves the flavor of our “bush meat”, but also kills these little things called “germs” that can make us what we call “sick”.
this does not kill virii (hanta and ebola are two examples), nor does it prevent the infection during the preparation stage.
>> I eat meat from animals that have had no drugs, that were fed natural feed, and had chamber music played for them
during their lives.
I see that in Washington State, y’all knock off work and start smoking dope around noon, local time.
I’m jealous. No happy hour here until I quit work at about 5 or 6 PM. How do y’all afford it? Federal aid?
IOWs animals that are just as vulnerable to parasites and infection as wild animals. LOL
chamber music played for them
during their lives.
Stop yer killin me.
Like Kobe beef, fed beer and massaged with gin.
It appears you lack a counter argument, and so revert to ridicule as a substitute.
Typical maneuver in Elvis Country apparently...
I could never get those things to work unless I shot the little bugger first and then threw him in there. Which sort of misses the point of the whole thing, I guess, unless you’re after squirrel pancakes.
Tell you what: you eat your brown rice and sunflower seeds, wear your hemp loincloth, beat your man-drum, and wish you had the balls to eat REAL food.
I’m gonna skip all that and head straight for the real food.
By the way, all that silly anxiety over nothing is bad for your health. Did you know that?
I don’t mind a few pathogens. I like to think of it as giving my immune system a little exercise. When it sees one, I want it to go “Here, kitty kitty kitty!”, not “OMG! WTF is THAT?”
I don’t need a counter argument to counter your vacuous argument.
And I didn’t “revert” to ridicule; I carefully selected it from my quiver-full o’ rhetorical weapons as it was appropriate for THIS job!
Roll yourself another big ol’ doobie and ponder that.
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