d. Baited Treble Hook. Tie a large treble hook onto a tree limb high enough to cause the animal to jump but not so high it cannot reach it. Bait the treble hook.
7. PATH GUARDS (MSVX.02.08g) Path guards are designed to protect and provide security for your shelter area against the enemy and predatory animals. They are classified into noise and casualty producing path guards.
a. Noise producing path guards. Noise producing pathguards serve as an alarm for your shelter area. When triggered, it should produce some type of loud noise or visual signal. Although construction can vary, depending on materials available, one example is as follows:
(1) Secure a young sapling to a universal trigger.
(2) At the end of the sapling, tie several pieces of metal to the sapling. Use whatever is available for metal.
(3) Camouflage the metal on the ground.
(4) When triggered, the sapling should swing back and forth, causing the metal to rattle.
b. Casualty producing path guards. Casualty producing path guards, when triggered, should cause death or injury to the enemy or predatory animal. Tips should be poisoned as discussed in Survival Plant Uses class. Triggers for this type of path guard should be the universal trigger.
TRIGGER SYSTEM (ANY VARIATION)
1. Dr. Major L. Boddicker, Trapping Rocky Mountain Furbearers, 1980.
2. Raymond Thompson, Snares and Snaring, 3rd Edtion 1996.
3. Chris Janowski, A manual that Could Save your Life, 1989
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