WINTER Primitive Trapping

Primitive Winter Trapping

This class will teach the application and theory of Winter Primitive Trapping. We will focus on survival trapping for food, tools, and shelter. After taking this class you can expect to have the skills necessary to make and set, effective traps and snares, anywhere in the temperate world. Read More…


During winter, everything is tougher…especially later winter!  Living off the land in summer is feasible, because of the abundance of wild edibles. The need for calories is much lower in the summer too. As winter comes, daily caloric need spikes dramatically, and wild edibles become unattainable.

In late winter, primitive trapping can be a lifesaver that gets you through lean times. The good news is that primitive trapping is easier, and the traps perform better, during the late winter months. The food for your target animals becomes rare too, and they become much more susceptible to the use of bait. Also, animal tracks and trails become much more noticeable in the winter woods.

An added benefit for the winter trapper: the hides and furs of the trapped animals are much more likely to be in their prime, and thus provide higher-quality, much-needed winter clothing.

All these factors are a good reason to take a winter trapping class from Primal Knowledge. In this class, we will be learning how to make effective traps and snares completely from nature. I will also teach a special trap that works efficiently year-round, to provide delicious food for the table that can never be trapped out!  Join us for are next Primitive Trapping class to learn about this trap and others. Be prepared for winter survival.

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This is not a “figure 4” trapping class. In our opinion the “figure 4” is “not” an effective trap. It is an unstable, and difficult to set trap. We will teach traps and snares that are easy to set, stable while maintaining sensitivity, and effective.

Primitive Trapping

Only naturally occurring resources will be used in the production of the traps and snares presented.

There is more misinformation presented on primitive trapping than on any other primitive skill. I see the same non functioning traps, replicated time and time again, on the internet, and in print material.

Spring-loaded Dead FallClick to see trap video

The traps presented in this class have been developed and tested to be effective, in a variety of conditions, for extended periods of time. All the traps and snares, taught in this class, are proprietary.

Some of the traps and snares taught in this class:

  • Spring Pole Bird Snare
  • Bi-Directional Trail Snare
  • Spring Assisted Dead Fall
  • Small Mammal Tube Trap

I enjoy teaching this class more than others, because of the difficulty of the subject, and the benefit of learning this valuable skill.

What to Bring:

  • A sturdy fixed blade knife
  • A pair of leather gloves
  • You may want to bring a small notebook and pen
  • You should bring your own bag lunch. There will be access to a microwave and stove if items need to be heated.

Next Scheduled: Saturday, November 23, 2019

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