Trapping is an important part of self-reliance because it gives you the ability to procure food more easily than hunting or foraging. One of the biggest advantages is that you only need to check your traps once or twice a day, saving you valuable time and energy.
The most important detail is knowing what animals to look for—certain types are more plentiful and easier to trap than others. This little bit of knowledge can mean the difference between a tasty meal roasting over the campfire, or huddling in a cold tent with a rumbling belly. That said, let’s take a look at some of the most plentiful, easiest to trap animals in America.
Beavers live along streams and river beds in dams and follow very predictable patterns, which makes them very easy to trap with snares or foothold traps.