Making Traps from Common Materials (PDF)


More than a dozen vintage projects in one download

More than two dozen pages of information and inspiration on how to make a variety of traps from common or found materials

Traps are an important part of wilderness survival and bushcraft knowledge. They are also an interesting window into various cultures and periods of history.

This download includes some classic traps including:

  • Two descriptions on the well-know Figure Four Trap
  • Some designs and uses for Deadfalls
  • Passive and powered Snares
  • Live-catch traps

Many black and white illustrations to help you along. Also includes a list of helpful tools, materials, and further reading. The download conveniently prints onto 8.5 by 11 inch paper. 

These projects come from multiple original sources first published in 1891 and 1910

Prior experience with woodworking tools is helpful. Be sure to obey all applicable hunting, fishing, and trapping laws. Some of these traps are for survival situations only.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a digital product in PDF format. You will not receive a printed item of any form in the mail. After purchase, you will be given a download link that will allow you to print the material for yourself.

Download format: PDF (Portable Document Format)

File size: 31 MB
Print setting size: 8.5 x 11 inches