The Catahoula "Hiker" Survival Net is a gill net intended for use only in survival situations. It is a long mesh net with a top and bottom string tied in. It measures approximately 1 metre by 7 metres.
The most common type survival net is the gill net. Gill nets are vertical panels of netting, normally set in a straight line. Fish may be caught by gill nets in four ways:
- wedged - held by the mesh around the body
- gilled - held by mesh slipping behind the opercula (most common)
- tangled - held by teeth, spines, or fins without the body penetrating the mesh
- pulled along the shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish
To use a gill net simply string it between two anchor points and allow it to hang straight down in the water. The top of the net does not need to be at the surface of the water. This net can be strung across a stream, pond, or lake.
In the event no bodies of water are present, the net can be used to catch birds. Simply string it in between two trees. For birds such as quail, hang down low. Spook or drive the birds towards the net. With some effort and imagination, the net can also be used to catch rabbits and other small game.
Gill nets are extremely effective and their use is closely regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies. When using a gill net in a survival situation, be careful not to catch/keep more fish than can be used or preserved.
- Made in USA with 100% nylon multifilament netting.
- Weighs less than 85g (3oz), easily fits in the palm of your hand.
- Net has a top and bottom string tied in.
- Designed for short term survival.
- 700 x 1.06
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