posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by Asktheanimals
I didn't think it up. It was something i picked up from someone I know. He described it to me, claiming to have used it to catch a good amount of
fish while he was tending to other issues of the camp. It wouldn't work well on a switfly moving body like a river or rough sea/lake/ocean. But it
would work quite well on many slower creeks, wide slow rivers, and lakes on a calm day.
A simliar tactic is used with gators (i have seen it on some tv show). if gator meets your palate, that is an option.
The point is to automate your food gathering to a degree. Our brains is our advantage. Surviving is not easy with all our other disadvantages. If
survival is to happen, it must be done with cunning, not brute force. Using brute force, most humans will die quickly.
Thus, setting traps seems the only logical solution. As well, agriculture based on planting plants in their natural patterns, but tending to them in
an "open plain" environment, is likely to increase yield for small group survival. No need to till up the earth when you can just tend to plants
already growing naturally. Just replenish what you eat by replanting seeds as you harvest.
So many problems that are put before us in survival situations only requires that we approach it as a puzzle, using logic and reason.