June 17, 2011
Survival Fishing Kit: Fish Like Your Life Depends on it - 3
by Tim MacWelch
Fishing is the ideal method for acquiring protein with minimal gear in a survival situation. Sure, hunting is a great way to get some meat, but you need guns and bows, which often don’t fit in a survival kit.
You can take snares with you or build traps from the natural materials around you, but it takes a lot of time to make them, set them up and then wait for the animals to hit them. The stack of fish I can catch in a day with hook and line will pile up higher than a stack of critters anyone can trap in one day with a pack full of snares.
Dunk A Worm
It's a good idea to practice with your minimalist gear, because it does take a little getting use to. Here are the photos from my last outing.