As I have always stated, food is typically not my top priority in a survival situation. However, if you are going to go after food, you will eventually want protein. There are several ways in which you can acquire protein but many are risky or calorie-burning activities.Trapping is one way you can set and forget to collect animal protein.
In this article, I will cover why trapping is so essential for survival and also the different trap designs that you can use to catch the protein you need.
Is Protein that Important?
Before we can talk about protein specifically, we need to discuss the importance of food itself.
The four pillars of survival are food, water, fire, and shelter. These are the items required to survive the wilderness.
You can only survive a few hours in the cold without fire or shelter, so these are vital in certain weather conditions. You can survive about three days without water before dying of dehydration. Your body can survive about 30 days without food. So why is it so important?
The answer is complicated. Food is not just about staying alive. It gives you the energy you need to complete other tasks. Also, your body starts to degrade before you die from starvation.