Learn how to make a gill net. A gill net is time and resource intensive to construct but is very effective to catch marine life (or birds) in a survival situation.
Note: The gill net will catch almost everything so do not deploy it for very long without checking it. Only use it in a survival situation and only catch what you will eat.
The information in this post has been taken from Emergency Roping and Bouldering by Sam Fury.
How to Make a Gill Net
Tie a suspension line between two trees for you to work off.
Get many lengths of cord and tie them to the suspension line using cow hitches. Space them about 10cm apart.
Tie the separate lines together using overhand knots. Vertically space them about 10cm apart.
Another line can be tied between the trees as a guideline. Use the guideline to ensure you tie the joining overhand knots at the same height.
Once finished you can attach floats at the top and weights at the bottom. This will keep the net vertical in the water.
Stretch the gill net across a river. It is most effective in still water, e.g., a lake (near the inlet and outlet are good locations) or in the backwater of a large stream.
When in open sea pass a gill net under the keel from end to end. It will catch whatever is attracted to the shelter created by your raft.
LEARN MORE survival roping skills in Emergency Roping and Bouldering by Sam Fury.
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