The Tenth week of the UKSN Community Challenge starts today! Learn about the UKSN and take part in weekly challenges, tasks and skills! Can you complete them all?
Don't forget to share your progress and pictures of your daily challenges on our Facebook group or in the comment section below.
This week you have 2 challenges to complete!
B.O.B Shelter (With A Twist)
Its great practicing your skills without injury but what if the worst was to happen? Can you still survive with 1 arm completely disabled? Time to find out!
There has been an accident, your dominant arm is broken and you need to construct shelter before nightfall.
Items required - B.O.B (Bug out Bag)
Tie your arm behind your back, unpack your BOB and setup a shelter for the evening. Imposible? Time to rethink your kit!
Build a Trigger Snare
After learning to tie a noose and whittle a tent peg, your ready to take on building a trigger snare!
After eating the food in your B.O.B for the last few days, you are running dangerously low. It's time to capture some food!
- Wire or rope
Step 1: Find the perfect location that has potential signs of animal activity. Animals generally take the path of least resistance so use this to your advantage and funnel them towards your trap by arranging logs, rocks and dirt. With this said, its very important to keep it looking as natural as possible.
Step 2: Construct the trigger mechanism using the skills acquired while whittling the tent pegs in week 2. The process is practically the same - you just need to make two 'pegs' with slightly tweaked notches.
If you are tight for time or lack a knife why not try a 'Y' stick trigger instead?
Step 3: Create a noose from whatever wire or string you have and tie it to the lower section of the Hook (the top part of the trigger).
Step 4: Tie a leader line to an 'Engine' and then the top section of the Hook.
Use a sapling as the 'Engine' or if an area devoid of anything useful, improvise by staking a tree branch into the ground.
Step 5: Knock the Base (Bottom section of the trigger) into the ground.
Step 6: Hook the 2 parts of the trigger together
Step 7: Try and support the the noose so it stays open. use small branches or whatever you can find.
Did You Know?
To catch fish you can use the same method! Simply remove the noose and tie on a length of fishing line and hook instead! Why not use the hook you made last week?
- Primitive snares are for survival situations only and are otherwise illegal to use.
- Never leave a snare unattended (Unless in a survival situation).