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Paiute Deadfall Trap
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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).

[If interested, I commend the website to you to see photos of how this effective trap is created. You should consider bookmarking this...]

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Food; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: food; survival; trapping
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1 posted on 07/01/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Lots of other great stuff on this website...


2 posted on 07/01/2014 1:31:13 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

eating bushmeat is not a smart thing to do.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 1:35:42 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

“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?


4 posted on 07/01/2014 1:38:30 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: RitchieAprile

>> eating bushmeat is not a smart thing to do.

OTOH, starving to death when game is plentiful seems kinda mentally deficient to me.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 1:42:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

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. :-)


6 posted on 07/01/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dljordan

I do not hunt or trap at all. Wild animals carry disease
and disease laden parasites, which I would just as soon avoid.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

As opposed to meat from animals pumped full of antibiotics and steroids? lol


8 posted on 07/01/2014 1:42:58 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

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.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 1:44:43 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

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”.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 1:45:36 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

this does not kill virii (hanta and ebola are two examples), nor does it prevent the infection during the preparation stage.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 1:47:25 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

>> 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?


12 posted on 07/01/2014 1:50:15 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: RitchieAprile

IOWs animals that are just as vulnerable to parasites and infection as wild animals. LOL


13 posted on 07/01/2014 1:50:53 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: RitchieAprile

chamber music played for them
during their lives.

Stop yer killin me.

Like Kobe beef, fed beer and massaged with gin.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 1:53:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nervous Tick

It appears you lack a counter argument, and so revert to ridicule as a substitute.

Typical maneuver in Elvis Country apparently...


15 posted on 07/01/2014 1:54:19 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

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.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 1:54:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RitchieAprile

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?


17 posted on 07/01/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


18 posted on 07/01/2014 1:56:26 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RitchieAprile

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?”


19 posted on 07/01/2014 1:57:56 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: RitchieAprile

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.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; JRandomFreeper; Old Sarge

Would the trap work if I use a bag of Skittles, and bottle of Robitussin and a Mountain Dew for bait? ;-)


21 posted on 07/01/2014 2:00:30 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RitchieAprile

22 posted on 07/01/2014 2:00:32 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: RitchieAprile
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.

By now you should have run out of children..........

So what do you eat now? Johann Bach indoctrinated free range chickens?


23 posted on 07/01/2014 2:01:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

No teddy bears were injured in this demonstration.
24 posted on 07/01/2014 2:03:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: tet68
"massaged with gin.">

Does that take place before or after slaughter?

25 posted on 07/01/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Only seen bits and pieces of those shows, but one that I remember is getting a prairie dog by squashing it in a flat rock trap, and while cooking it over a fire, he mentions that it should be thoroughly cooked, since the critters are plague carriers.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 2:09:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Kartographer

Auck! The horror...the horror!

27 posted on 07/01/2014 2:15:53 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: RitchieAprile

GO for it, leaves more for me


28 posted on 07/01/2014 2:17:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RitchieAprile; Nervous Tick

Hanta virus is spread by mouse droppings. You can catch hanta from inhaling in the area of infected mouse droppings. So eating the creatures isn’t really even a risk factor as long as you cook it.

Ebola doesn’t exist in the US and isn’t carried by “bush meat”.


29 posted on 07/01/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigersEye

Dole Bagged Salad Recall Issued Over Listeria Concerns -
http://news.yahoo.com/dole-recalls-bagged-salads-listeria-detection-204400407—finance.html

Broccoli salad recalled for possible Listeria
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/27/health/broccoli-salad-recall/index.html

Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2014-06-25/eng/1403744586242/1403744599235

greens will kill ya!


30 posted on 07/01/2014 2:22:36 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Fun site - thanks


31 posted on 07/01/2014 2:26:51 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Nah! My immune system considers stuff like that a training exercise. lol


32 posted on 07/01/2014 2:28:46 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Disclaimer: I needed to think about something outside the box today.

Excellent choice. The several variations shown provide lots of room for imagining variations for bigger stuff, and for smarter stuff.

Sharp pointy parts might work better for bear than a flat surface. Patchouli-flavored bait might work better for liberals. Etc., etc.

Fun stuff.

33 posted on 07/01/2014 2:30:22 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: RitchieAprile

Tell that to the Bataan Death marchers, they ate anything they could get, rats, crickets, cobras...they survived and many lived long lives.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Georgia Girl 2

What did he use for ground squirrel bait? I have an over-abundance of these critters. It could be good practice squishing a few of them with a trap like this.


35 posted on 07/01/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio

Sunflower seeds and peanut butter are good bait for squirrel.


36 posted on 07/01/2014 2:58:36 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: RitchieAprile

“eating bushmeat is not a smart thing to do.

You, my friend, have been watching way too much Discovery and Natgeo. Nobody says “bushmeat” unless they live the life. I’m quite sure you don’t live the life.

Have another bong hit dude and go to Fudruckers and get another half pound cheeseburger. If you’re feeling adventurous, make it buffalo.


37 posted on 07/01/2014 3:38:47 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: RitchieAprile

When you die of starvation the worms and ants will appreciate your germ free body. The buzzards too.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 3:59:20 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Both.


39 posted on 07/01/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT by xone
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To: Rio

I can’t remember what Les used but it had to be something pathetic. He is the worst survivor in the world. We watch his show just to make fun of him. Basically what he does is go out and starve for 4-5 days. He hardly ever finds any real food. LOL! Love the show though.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 4:16:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Bushcraft has been helping me get my mind off politics (when I need to do so) for several years now. One of the reasons (but not the only one) is that I think it comforting to know that the government can only take so much from you, and knowledge is one of those things. In particular, having this sort of knowledge makes a person exceedingly difficult for a government to control, unlike someone who depends of the grocery store for all their food.


41 posted on 07/01/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT by Bill93
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To: RitchieAprile

You won’t find ebola in any animal on this continent and the only carriers of the hanta virus in North America are small rodents, and even then primarily in the southwest. The Paiutes would eat rodents, sure, but deadfalls were also used to take significantly larger game. There were even deadfalls made large enough to take deer. Also farm animals aren’t exactly disease free either, you know. Listening to a few Brandenburg Concertos certainly never kept me from getting sick.


42 posted on 07/01/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT by Bill93
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To: Kartographer

It takes place before, the farmer takes a mouth full of
gin and sprays it on the beef and rubs it into the hide.

I had some in Japan in 65 and it was the tenderist
meat you ever had.


43 posted on 07/01/2014 4:45:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Schwarzenegger used one in Predator, IIRC.
44 posted on 07/01/2014 5:34:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: TigersEye

Sheeoot you bin a big bushmeat eater from way back and lookit how good you turnt out!

(brother these juicier threads just wouldn’t be nuthing without you lol)


45 posted on 07/01/2014 5:46:03 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m an Indian from a northeast tribe. We would make similar deadfalls on a much larger scale by splitting large logs and using that instead of rocks. You could get yourself a lot bigger meal than that ground squirrel with one of these traps in the right environment. However, I understand that for the Paiutes, food was scarce and they had a pretty rough life living out there in the desert.

I always laugh watching Les gnaw on those tiny squirrel bones for his breakfast, but the biggest kick I get is watching him fail to catch fish, I don’t think he ever caught one until well into the third season of Survivorman.


46 posted on 07/01/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT by Bill93
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To: Bill93

We finally realized that Les just goes out and basically starves for 5-7 days and tries to live through it. We love to watch him grouse about it or die from delight at finding some rotten fish an Eagle has dropped somewhere. :-)


47 posted on 07/01/2014 6:22:02 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RitchieAprile

this does not kill virii (hanta and ebola are two examples), nor does it prevent the infection during the preparation stage.
-=0=-

That level of stupidity almost requires a license.....


48 posted on 07/01/2014 6:50:46 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Kartographer
Would the trap work if I use a bag of Skittles, and bottle of Robitussin and a Mountain Dew for bait? ;-)

Some of that Long-pig I'd have to pass cooked or not.

49 posted on 07/01/2014 7:13:22 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: RitchieAprile

“Eating bushmeat” has been done on a regular basis since the dawn of Humanity.


50 posted on 07/01/2014 7:21:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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