Unless you have past experience in hunting, catching animals for meat isn’t recommended in survival situations. Not only is it difficult, but you might also use up a lot of your precious energy to catch your prey. So rather than hunting, you can consider setting traps as it requires far less skill and allows you free time that you can spend looking for other sources of food. You need only simple traps that are easy to make and remember.


Trapping small animals using snares is quite simple. If you don’t have a snare wire, you can improvise using strings, ropes, lines, or even your shoelaces. Create a noose using whatever you find and make it large enough to allow it to freely pass over the head of the animal you’re hunting. Set it at the approximate height of your prey’s head. Using small pieces of branches; ensure it’s in the right position and securely anchor it.