Fishing with a trap or hook and line is one of the easiest ways to provide yourself with food in a survival situation. It's what is known as “passive hunting.”
With passive survival techniques, you will expend less energy and therefore whatever food you manage to get ahold of will result in a greater caloric gain for your body. Another benefit of setting a fishing trap is that you can “set it and forget it,” allowing you to spend the rest of your time carrying out other important tasks, such as establishing a shelter or getting water.
Many fishing traps work under the same principles: a baited container that lures the creature in and corrals them so that they can't just turn around and leave again.
Constructing these traps can be a little time-consuming, but they are typically a excellent use of your time, and will often successfully provide you with ample protein to ensure your survival success.
To learn how easily it can be to construct and set up one of these crab traps, continue to the next page!