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same thing as a tarp, but not waterproofed. Cut loose 2" at the corner. both ways. One side will tear off 1/4" strips easily, one side will not You can convert half of a 20x20 tarp into strips Enough to make 9000 ft of cordage. when you twist it to make it stronger (and less visible), you lose 40% of your length, so you'll have 5500 ft of cordage,


You need 9 ft of cordage for every sq ft of 3" mesh netting. so you can make 600 sq ft of cordage. You can make 300 sq ft of such cordage out of the 2 person rope hammock, and still have rope/small cordage for other jobs. You dont need half of the 20x20 for the bait bags, outside layer of the tarp shelter, food storage bages, etc. So it's safe to say that you can make 1200 sq ft of 3" mesh netting, and then weave in local vegetation to make it 1.5" mesh. that's enough netting for a big seine and a couple of good sized, baited net pens, which only need the sides. One end is the shoreline, and the other end is open to the lake.

With 5 chumlines extending bait bags 100m into the lake, you'll draw plenty of fish to the baited pens. Running the seine thru a pen wont take more than an hour and you'll be able to do it 2x per day. if the net sides measure 50 ft long and average being 4 ft wide, that's 200 sq ft of netting per side. x 4 is 800 sq ft. so the pens can average being 50 ft wide, so that a 70 ft long, 6 ft wide seine will close off the lake end of the pen. There you go. 5000 sq ft of pens x an average depth of 4 ft,

20,000 cubic feet of heavily baited water, when fish are trying to fatten up for the winter. If a couple of pens that size dont have 15 lbs of fish in them (both pens counting, every 8 hours, on Great slave lake, I'll kiss your butt. 2 sweeps per day. it'll take two weeks to set up everything, but you can start with a smaller pen and smaller seine, so as to have plenty of food, and make the nets bigger or more of them, as conditions indicate.

You'll have at least 20 days of full production and probably 10 days of half as much. So, 700 lbs of fish, and catch at least another 100 lbs of fish thru the ice, most likely 200, actually. 2800 calories. per day. for the 100 day challenge. A big man will definitely lose some weight on that amount of food intake, but probably only 20 lbs. For the 200 day version, tho, you're going to have to score a big animal. At least a couple of big, fat caribou. and another 300 lbs of fish. Basically, only pure luck with an arrow, or a dozen baited big game traps is going to get a man thru 200 days.

The foot snares will have to be set the maximum distance from your borderlines. The springpole kill traps can be closer to the borders. You'll have to release the springpoles every day, to assure yourself that the cold weather has not locked up their "springiness". I doubt that they'd work much below 0F, but you've got 6 weeks or more before it drops to 20F in the daytime. OF course, the foot snares have a chance of catching something the entire 200 days. You'll be mostly holed-up, so the critters will mostly ignore you. That makes it more likely that you'll get a shot with your slingbow.

If you can gather some hay or mosses to add to the salt bait, you might be able to get a shot from a tree blind The dummies who constantly have a fire going are driving the big animals away from their area. They give you a trail camera, so you can find out what animals are likely to be where and when they'll be there. it would be best, if there's a consistent wind direction, to set up a baited tree- blind not far from your shelter, say 1/4 mile. Certainly, you should always exit your shelter slowly, while looking and listening carefully, an arrow nocked in your slingbow, clay balls in your pocket. There might well be a wolf or other big critter near your shelter, , waiting to become your food.
 

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Shhh... Don't wake up dreaming people. Campfires do deter some animals; but they actually attract other animals, and have little or no effect on still other animals. I've had people adamantly claim that the scent of human waste will repel animals. Same thing there - it repels some but actively attracts others.

But you have to actually do things - rather than daydream and pontificate about things - to truly & deeply learn things.
 

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there was a study a number of years ago, I'm pretty sure it was University of GA, where they pretty much determined that campfires had little or no effect on game that was not within sight of your camp.

They also found that deer would go and check out human urine if you peed on a tree - they'd check it out and then go about their business.

people try and give animals human reasoning skills when they don't have them.

noise and acting like a predator will spook game more than anything else.
 

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If he can go to Lowes to get a tarp why not get house wrap at same time instead of ordering it from sleasebay? Does not make a lot of sense, course nothing he does is normal.
Because he has done neither. He will come up with absolutely stupid excuses for not posting pictures and making us have to apologize for calling him a liar, because he actually is a liar.
 
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