So things for our survivalist are on the up and up. we feel a little bit more secure in our areas, we have shelter well sorted, water is excellent and
our covert fishing got us a few meals well deserved.
Now we want to add some real tasty bait to our lines without wasting time going in and out of the water, but we dont have a fishing rod and we want to
leave our line again unattended.
Heres how we can gather some with minimal effort.
1) We need an old discarded plastic drinks bottle (I found one on the beach so its not going to be a big deal getting hold of one for most of us...).
We also need a good length of string (in this demo i am using a pair of old mountain laces) and our knife.
So as you can see this is quick and simple.
Now, cut the bottle around the top where the label ends. Like so.
Now, take the lid off (Hint: Always cut a bottle with the lid firmly on! It makes it miles easier). With the lid removed, jamb the cut off section
into the bottle spout first.
Now, cut two small holes through the top sides for us to place our string / wire / para cord, and grab a hand full of gravel or stones (dont use mud
as this will obscure your bait) and drop some into the bottle to weigh it down. Add some of your bait, which can be any thing from some small bits of
left over fish, some scraps, any thing edible.
The end result should be like this.(no stones in mine as this is a quick and rough demo)
Now, all you have to do is fill it with water and throw it into your river / lake, tie up the string so it is secure and won't wash away, and leave
it for a while and come back when you have time to collect your bait.
(small fish and crustaceans make the best fishing bait of all!)