Survival Trapping Single Day Class

Difficulty: Intermediate


The single day trapper course will cover the basics of trapping to get you on your way to putting food in your belly.  Survival is very much a lazy man’s game, because the goal is to burn less calories than you expend daily. That is why trapping is such a pivotal skill because traps will work for you while you’re sleeping and when you’re at camp doing nothing. While hunting requires a great expenditure of calories in order to procure that meat. Hunting is great but the best hunter will never out produce a great trapper under any conditions! Your trap is hunting for you 24/7.


You will have the chance to build multiple survival traps to get meat and fish in the wilderness! We want to show you how to eat like a king in the woods!


What will you learn?

-At least 10 different types of primitive spring pole style snares
-Deadfalls that require no tools to build
-Modern trapping and using conibear traps, foot holds, and snares
-The best place to put traps
-Skinning and cleaning game
-Bird trapping.


Food and Water:  Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as Wise Food, Survival Cave Food or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. You can ship these meals to the course location if you don’t want to carry them. We will store them until you arrive.


Length: 1 day/ No Overnight


Minimum Recommended Equipment: Fixed blade knife preferable a mora style knife, outdoor clothing, boots, folding saw, paracord, small backpack. 


Instructor: Jason Marsteiner


Important Note: Please be advised that the use of deadfalls and snares are illegal and all other forms of traps are highly regulated in the State of Colorado.  We will not be doing any actual trapping, only building and demonstrating their use. No animals will be used to trigger traps and no trap will be left untriggered.


Cost: $110


Colorado Mountain Man Survival


Colorado Springs, CO |

 719-684-4147 | Contact Us


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