What is a figure four deadfall trap?
Well this DIY trap is a must know for any survivalist.
YouTuber Tom McElroy-Wild Survival goes into great detail how to make your very own survival deadfall trap.
In the days before the proliferation of modern steel traps woodsmen depended on in the wilds made traps. The king of the DIY traps was and certainly still is the hard hitting deadfall trap.
The deadfall trap can be made really anywhere you can find something heavy to prop up. When combined with a well made baited figure four trigger mechanism you will be well on your way to a good meal over a campfire.
Old school knowledge such as DIY traps should be memorized and practiced where legal (of course). When modern gadgets fail to work, or are left at home, your brain becomes the best survival tool you can own. Remember, you always have it with you no matter where you are!
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JEROME PRICE says
I remember seeing those in certain catalogs. I have a tool along those lines called a Survival Rescue Tool patented in 1973 by Dale R. Rogers. He called it the SRT-1 and it was produced in Salt Lake City. It was made out of a one piece casting of 440c Stainless Steel. There were finger holes much like a brass knuckle ending in a blade. there was a hole in the middle for a stick like the Skatchet with a inset V-blade for cutting straps on one side along with a glass cutter. The tool came with a length of paracord for securing it to a stick. There was also a 22 page manual included, as well as a heavy leather sheath.