Another great survival skill to have under your belt beyond hunting and average outdoorsman skills is the ability to set traps. Traps can easily be made by those who know what they are doing. Many times a weapon will not be accessible to you and even for those who have a weapon accessible they may not be efficient enough with it to hunt the type of game they need. By trapping wild game, you can obtain food without having to have a gun or other projectile weapon. In an essence, the food will come to you. Learning to set traps such as snare traps, box traps, and net traps will give you the added advantage of being able to obtain food. Not only will you be able to hunt food with these traps you can also set booby traps for people that are snooping around when they shouldn't be. Protecting the area in which you are surviving will be important. Just as important as making sure that you maintain the proper balance of food and water while you are surviving. During the times of disasters, catastrophes or situations where survival is called for weak people and strong people tend to stand out from one another. The strong individuals are the ones who are taking the time to plan for the future and have emergency measures in place. The weak ones are the individuals who thought this would never happen to me and are now helpless with no supplies, no plan and no idea of what they're doing. Knowing how to successfully set traps can provide food and safety during a time when both of these are pivotal aspects of life. Be prepared and have a plan in store for the future in case of an emergency. Take the time to learn a couple of trapping techniques so that should the situation call for it, you will know how to not only provide yourself with food but to give yourself an extra security net and peace of mind.