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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Nets for Survival

Hi folks! Having just read Torjus "Living Primitively Blog" about a netted fish trap I decided to do a quicky article on the use of nets as survival gear. I have bought and used the IMPS net from Brigade Quarter Master and I feel its worth every penny. It can be used to catch food, cache food, a hammock, camouflage, and myriad other uses. The IMPS net weighs less than a pound and fits in its attached "stuff net bag". It measures 6" by 6" when its compacted into its bag. The net measures 6' by 10'. Another net I use often is a bag net made from nylon cord. Its about three feet deep by two feet wide. I use it for carrying gear and foraging. Here are a few links to the IMPS net and an article about making nets.

Click on the tab about "Catch and Spear Fish" at Ranger Ricks Digest http://www.therangerdigest.com/

It also shows an add for the IMPS net from BQM.

Heres the add from BQM found at their website:

IMPS-NET™ COMBAT & SURVIVAL NET
The IMPS-Net - Individual Multi-Purpose Net is one of the most essential suruval items you can have in your pack or survival system. Our 6’ x 10’ nylon net weighs only 9 oz and it takes up less room than a GI 1-qt canteen. Rig as a mini-hammock for sleeping, camouflage hides, gear net and many purposes, limited only by imagination.




Some suggested Uses:

• Use as a fishing net or live game trap
• Use as a Personal Camouflaging System for ambushes and survival
• Store food and equipment out of the reach of animals
• Use as a stretcher to transport injured personnel
• Carry game back to camp
• Cradles and supports your firearms or binoculars for steadier shooting and viewing
• Emergency rope - 12 feet /3.66 m
• Dunk bag and food chiller.
• Poperly tieing to metal rings, makes an improvised Mini-Hammock

Complete IMPS-Net™ Kit:

• Mesh Net (1.8 x 3.0 m); Mesh openings: 1 ¾’’ x 2’’ (4.4 x 5.1 cm)
• Two 5’ (1.52 m) suspension ropes with attached steel ring clews
• Two 12’ (3.66 m) lengths 550 survival cord
Loss-proof, permanently attached 9 ½’’ x 8’’ mesh drawstring storage bag (also usable as a dunk bag or gear bag).

No other item gives you this kind of utility and survivability in such a small, lightweight, economical package! You owe it to yourself to try it- we guarantee you will never hunt or camp without one again! Usage info courtesy Don Paul/Pathfinder Publications, and Sgt. Rick Tscherne, author of Ranger Rick’s Books. Instructions included. (1.8 x 3.0 m)

Shipping Weight: 1.00 lb / 0.45 kg


Description - Item No. Our
Price



IMPS-NET MULTI-USE SURVIVL NET - MPN375 $12.99




And heres a few links to the net making articles:

Basic Netmaking http://www.bertaut.com/netmaking.html

Net Booklet pdf http://duo.irational.org/red_net/plain_booklet.pdf

Janns Netcraft http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/net-making/

A. S. Emery Net Making pdf http://wedcraft.com/Emerynet.pdf

G. L. Findley Netting pdf http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/net-1.pdf

Thanks for looking!
Ron

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out the net making forum at:
http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/index.php
the net making section about half way down the page