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With things only found in nature? Something to get a squirrel or rabbit with and you can set a few of them around your area while you hunt large game in another area.

I am thinking about when/if my ammo supply runs out and I am down to only a bow which I am not very good at taking small game with. plus I feel like 4-5 traps set around would give more chances than being in one area as I can be in multiple at once.
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With only natural materials? Deadfall with a rock and a couple sticks, if you know how to make cordage with bark or other materials then snares, if you have vines or saplings and can weave then a fish basket.
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Snares.
A quality made snare is a tool for catching about any targeted critter.

You would have to prepare ahead an buy them or the material to make your own.
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I know you specified natural materials but pre-made ones out of cable are lightweight and small. 550 cord or any other small cord works well too and is easy to carry in a BOB or pocket. Heck even one of those braided survival bracelets. You could even separate the inner strands to make as many as possible.
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What about a deep hole in the ground? I'm not a trapper, so don't know if this would work for animals that can climb...
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What about a deep hole in the ground? I'm not a trapper, so don't know if this would work for animals that can climb...
yep, a lightly covered pit.

When I was 12, I read the paperback "Deadfalls and Snares" by A.R. Harding.
Great book, still have it. I believe it's from the early 1900's. Can still be ordered via FFG magazine.
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The wire folks use for hanging stuff on the wall with works for rabbit & squirrel. Too lite for anything else.
You would never notice the weight of a few rolls in a BOB or huntn pack.
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Figure 4 deadfall
I assume when you write "simplest" you intend easiest to create and set.
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http://www.snareshop.com/prodinfo.asp?number=12LIVE

Would these be good starter snares? if not what is a good starter kit for someone who has never done it before
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I only build snares with killing locks. The snares you picked have relaxing locks. A survival snare pack in my opinion would be be more than a dozen and three or four sizes of snares. A true survival trap line would be set for larger game. A deer or hog is more food than a rabbit. Large game would feed more folks or allow you to jerk meat for later.

Again it is more about your area when it comes to snare selection. In Mexico where you are at larger game an the big jack rabbit is what you would be targeting to gather meat I assume for survival.

My custom snares are loaded and dyed. The ones you picked are fresh off the roll. When you buy equipment of any kind make sure you are getting what will work. Those snares will work but you will have to work on to make them more workable.

Do a little more reading before you just buy some snares.
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