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5 Easy DIY Hunting Traps Every Survivalist Must Learn!

Going camping or just want to try hunting like Katniss Everdeen? Learn these traps!

Whether you are a prepper or a survivalist gearing for the end of the world; or just a person who loves camping, hunting or living off the wild, skill in hunting and making traps sure comes in handy. But given the comforts of our capitalist world where we have learned to buy off everything we need, modern man’s natural hunting instincts have long been gone.

But don’t worry here are 5 easy hunting traps you can learn to help you survive the wild. You will only need sticks, ropes, stones, a knife and even plastic bottles. Catch yourself some meal a la Hunger Games style with these traps and snares:

All you need are rocks, sticks and a bait for this crude trap.

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This crude trap can easily be created out of the things from the environment. It is also nice to catch small to medium sized animals like rabbits and squirrels. Nudging the stick will mean a deathtrap for them, and an easy meal for the hunter.

For best results, camouflage the strings or surround it with leaves or cover with soil to become more inconspicuous when using the following snares for actual hunting.

A snare suited for small to medium sized ground animals

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This can be a double trap, either loops can be used to ensnare the prey.

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This elaborate snare is good for catching tree-dwellers, ground-dwellers and even birds.

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Want some tasty fish, here’s a trap as well to catch some seafood.

Using plastic bottles, a string and a tasty bait inside, you can have some tasty sashimi or roasted fish.

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Not convinced that these traps really work? Well watch the video below for tutorial and to see how the mechanisms of these traps work in slow motion!

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Design of the snare or trap is very essential in hunting. As the character Gale Hawthorne said in Hunger Games, “In designing traps, we must think like the prey. Anticipate how will they move.” By doing that, we can ensure the traps are effective. It will mean game over for them, and a meal for us. But of course, setting up traps and waiting for the prey to be ensnared requires patience too.

Do you have some traps and hunting tips to share? Comment below and share these DIY traps to your friends too.

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Cleaning Your Ears? Here Are Some Alternatives to the Cotton Swab

Here are some tips on how to safely clean your ears.

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Cleaning our ears is one serious and delicate business. Swabbing a tad too rough and deep will surely do harm to your sense of hearing. Although some believe that cotton swabs are safe to use for cleaning ears, it actually isn't. Sticking anything foreign in the ear canal actually increases the risk of damaging the ear canal. Instead of taking out ear wax, cotton swabs can push excess ear wax deeper into the ear canal, leading to blockage, and ultimately, impaired hearing.

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If using cotton swabs is not advisable, what then, would be the best method to use when ridding our ears of wax? Fortunately though, there are some relatively easy home remedies for ridding your ears of wax buildup. ...

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This Gift Wrapping Technique Will Change The Way You Prepare Your Gifts

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The holiday season is already here: a time for sharing and gift-giving. Well, aside from gift ideas, we could easily run out of gift wrapping techniques too. However, we need not to worry about how to wrap those gifts, a Japanese technique of wrapping gifts is now going viral on Social Media because it's easy to do and is perfect for your last minute holiday preparation.

While wrapping gifts has had a long history to it, the wrapping paper was only commercialized in the early 1900s. Centuries ago, people would wrap gifts in cloth, like in Japan, where the Furoshiki cloth was used. Today, after many centuries, it is still the Japanese who has perfected wrapping gifts making the process easier and simple.

This gift wrapping technique already went viral a couple of years back showing a man wrapping a gift in a Japanese department store. It seems easy to do looking at that video but this new video from Beat the Bush explained and showed the tips on how to do it right. ...

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Woman Converts An Old Bunker From World War II Into An Astounding Underground Haven

Relive history and appreciate this World War II bunker converted into an amazing home.

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There is no limit to a man's imagination--his willingness to think outside the box and make something spectacular. More so to find beauty and endless possibilities in things that seem impossible.

Meanwhile, homes continue to be the product of human's ingenuity and subject for amazing transformations, the famous Tiny House Movement for one. Now we are about to witness another impressive and unique "before and after" home makeover--this time with its remarkable and historical feel. Who would have thought that an old bunker from World War II can be like the modern homes that we admire today?

It used to be like this, old and lifeless.

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