If weapons why not traps?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ABH, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    We all know Joerg, he is really spontanious, hillarious and does amazing weapons which reflect his ingenious and lethal mind, my idea or sugestion is quite simple, if Joerg does weapons and crazy launchers, why not playng out doing some traps not only for those who like hunting,but even traps for zombies and badass themes! And if it should be relevant to the channel it could be a rubber based trap? Joerg, it will really make me happy if you give it a try, and im not the only one I guess!
     
  2. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    This is a nice idea! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Would be very cool to see some traps. <br>It is definitely worth a try.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    hmm, i can see some cool stuff allready
     
  4. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Traps are actually THE most effective way to survive in the wild. Far better than any rifle. The only thing I am worried about is collateral damage.
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Yeah, traps is a good idea but, as Joerg says, think about the collateral damage. I learned to a friend how to make a trap for rabbits some years ago. He made one and checked it one day later and he had captured a cat. The cat was hanging upsidedown. Who knows how much hours he was trapped. My friend never did it again, he was shocked and ashamed of himself.
     
  6. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    I undesrteand, sometimes you can be traped by your trap, I imagine they could be dangerous, but I think that using the correct safety measures non of this should happen, but is something every trap maker should have as a principal priority, I think that the idea of the traps will bring some more fame ans audience to the channel, and by using the correct safety measures it should be an advantage for the channel, and the audience!
     
  7. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    I think it takes a good deal of woodscraft to be able to set traps in the right places and times to get game species. There's a bounty on gophers in Minnesota. When I was a kid, my neighbor had a live trap that we somehow figured would catch gophers. All we ever caught were irate blue jays. <br><br>Most traps seem cruel, since they injure and frighten the animal, leaving them struggling and scared until the trapper comes by to finish them off. I hunt (poorly), but trapping isn't my cuppa.
     
  8. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    we dont really have to test them in the real forest, I was thincking more as a simulation using ballistic gellatin, toys or watever in a controlled area with adecuate supervision and preparation, and to make shure there are no possible living creatures nearby,like cats, and other inocent living things which deserve no suffer, joerg is absolutely right,but colateral damages can be avoided with enough safety planning
     
  9. bushcraft kid

    bushcraft kid New Member

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    As Joerg said traps are great for survival but they would also attract a lot of negative attention to the channel because so many people are against them. A good example is that no one is going to complain about a video of someone shooting a 20mm lead ball through a piece of wood, but the second that 20mm lead ball blows the head off a rat there will be hundreds of negative comments on the video, look at any hunting video on youtube and there is a good chance there is some one ranting about the poor animal. Now if someone posts a video about traps were any type of animal (including pets) could held for hours before getting killed, now that will attract negative attention.
     
  10. JoergS

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    Maybe a pure anti Zombie trap would work. The idea isn't bad at all.