posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 10:14 AM
I am not a hard core survivalist but I am aware of the basics especially when faced with a SHTF type scenario. Having watched and spoken to many
regarding survival when faced with a world without supermarkets or restaurants our reliance on hunting, fishing and farming will be essential. It is
here I will discuss one of these topic, fishing.
We have all gone fishing from one point in time to another. A very relaxing past time or hobby, but not when you are starving and need fish
Well I came across this, electrofishing:
Wiki - Electrofishing
There are three types of electrofishers: backpack models, tote barge models, and boat mounted models, sometimes called a stunboat.
Backpack electrofisher generators are either battery or gas powered. They employ a transformer to pulse the current before it is delivered into the
water. The anode is located at the end of a long, 2 meter pole and is usually in the form of a ring. The cathode is a long, 3 meter braided steel
cable that trails behind the operator. The electrofisher is operated by a deadman's switch on the anode pole. There are a number of safety features
built into newer backpack models, such as audible speakers that sound when the unit is operating, tilt-switches that incapacitate the electrofisher if
the backpack is tilted more than 45 degrees, and quick-release straps to enable the user to quickly remove the electrofisher in the event of some
When boat electrofishing, the boat itself is the cathode, and the anode(s) are generally mounted off the bow. The stunned fish swim toward the anode,
where they are caught alive using a dip net. Towed barge electrofishers operate similarly to backpack electrofishers, with the exception that the
generator is located on a floating barge instead of on a backpack. Often the barge can be left stationary on the shore and longer cathodes and anodes
allow the crew to sample large areas. Barge electrofishers often employ gas-powered generators since a user does not have to carry the extra weight on
his or her back.
It seems like such an easy solution to the old hook, line and sinker method of catching fish!
The technology is pretty simple, all it takes is the knowhow and desire to do this. I believe the main part of the equipment is an 'Ultrasonic
Inverter', which I hope some more technically oriented people here on ATS can maybe explain in detail what exactly this device is/does and if there
is an alternate' end of world' type substitute for this (welding equipment comes to mind). Since these are probably not just laying around
I don't know, it sounded like a great idea to me, as an alternative to grabbing a fishing pole. Myself, I was never an outstanding fisher. After 20
minutes I'm ready to pull M-80's out and start lobbing them into the lake!
What do you guy's think?
Thanks. . . AB