Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Platform trap.

I built a new trap today.

I love building primitive traps because of the ingenuity of the triggers.

I build these for fun and would never use them as it is illegal.

The trap works by introducing tension to a trigger from a bent sapling attached to the trigger stick which is vertical. The noose is also attached to the vertical.

When an animal stands on the platform the bottom bar is pressed down and the vertical trigger stick is released and is taken up by the sapling tightening the noose.

The noose is a little small here. It needs to be larger, about a foot wide.

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