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Deadfalls and Snares

I am fascinated by old books written by the pioneers, and every so often, I am lucky enough to find one that gives information that is useful for preparedness.  Today I found a book written in 1907 called “Deadfalls and Snares” by A R Harding.  It is a large book on how to set and build many different types of traps, deadfalls and snares.  In addition, the book covers various methods of skinning and taking care of the hides.

The book can be downloaded from the following site for free http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34110/34110-h/34110-h.htm#C04 or purchased on Amazon for about $12.00.

This book is a good addition to your library and shows a lot of old method of making deadfalls that I have not encountered in the past. …

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A Method of Trapping Skunks Without Them Spraying

A friend of mine who regularly traps skunks and other pests has found a way to live trap skunks without them having a chance to spray.  He takes a Havahart trap and removes the back.  A piece of 8-10 inch plastic pipe about 18-20 inches long is then attached to the trap.  Put a pipe cap or plug over the rear opening.  Between the opening in the trap and the front of the pipe, a sliding door is located.

After the trap is sprung, you can identify the animal from a distance to determine what you have in your trap.  Unless you choose to release the animal immediately, approach the trap from the rear or side. …

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What to do About Rats and Mice

In a long term emergency depending on where you live, rats and mice may quickly become a problem. Rats and mice reproduce quickly so you can’t ignore this problem. I suspect you will have more problems in the city or urban areas than in the country. Rats and mice spread disease, destroy food and cause other types of damage. Rats can chew through plastic buckets and even some metal containers.

Now, if you have a rat problem there are two ways to look at them, are they just a pest or a source of food?  If they are a potential source of food, you have to be careful about poisoning them.…

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