How to make a snare trap with paracord:
These instructions and tutorial will show you how to use paracord and sticks to create a basic snare that will increase your probability of catching something in the wild. Let’s get started on this cool paracord project that is one of our favorite survival DIY ideas!
Supplies you need to build a paracord snare trap:
- Pair of gloves
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Step 1: Choose a location for your trap
First thing you need to consider is location. Be patient. Look for nests in trees, wholes in trees and trails the animal may be traveling. This could take up to 15 minutes, so take your time. Here’s an opening of a tree where we will set the snare trap:
Step 2: Remove bark
Put on your gloves to cover your scent. To get started, grab your stick and remove some of the bark with your axe.
Step 3: Make a point on stick
Using your ax or knife, put a point at the end of the stick. This will aid in pushing it into the ground.
Step 4: Measure and cut paracord
Grab your paracord and measure out about three hand lengths of cord.
Step 5: Pull out center strands of paracord
Pull out the center strands. You will only need to use one strand for this snare.
Step 6: Make a notch on point for cord
Get your knife (or ax) and stake. Make a notch on the opposite end of the point you just made. This will keep the paracord string in place.
Step 7: Hammer stake into ground
You are ready to set you trap. Go to your site and hammer the stake in the ground at an angle.
Step 8: Measure height off ground
Take the paracord end and open the hole to about a fists width and make it a hands width off the ground:
Step 9: Use sticks to support knot
Use sticks to support the opening of the noose knot.