Conibear Trapping Course

Add the ancient skill of trapping to your survival plan. A Conibear Trapping Kit will last for generations and provide food from the wilderness indefinitely. Unlike hunting game, a trap will work for you 24/7 in all weather conditions to provide food and fur. Create bait stations, habitat, and trapping opportunities to ensure a steady supply food from the wild.

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  • Survival trapping

    Daniel Caza

    Was very interesting and well put together. Squirrels in northern Ontario,Canada are small. Did not know you can use conibears for fishing. Course was very ...

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    Was very interesting and well put together. Squirrels in northern Ontario,Canada are small. Did not know you can use conibears for fishing. Course was very informative. French is my first language,I understand it ,well put together. Will look for other courses at outdoor core and will check burning river bushcraft on YouTube Thank you Daniel

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  • Got me interested in trapping

    Kenneth Louviere

    Never thought I’d be drawn to trapping, this course just proved me wrong. Definitely going to learn more about trapping and will be purchasing and using some...

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    Never thought I’d be drawn to trapping, this course just proved me wrong. Definitely going to learn more about trapping and will be purchasing and using some conibears. Very knowledgeable and professional instruction.

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  • Survival trapping

    Eugene Boetius

    This was very informative. Thanks

    This was very informative. Thanks

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Course Objectives

What can you expect to learn?

  • Learn about the types & sizes of Conibear Body Grip Traps (#110, #220, #330 & More!)

  • SAFETY! Learn critical safety tips and skills, including how to use tong setters & a safety tool.

  • Learn all of the details for how to SET & STABILIZE Conibear Traps.

  • Learn how to prepare & dress a NEW TRAP for use in the field.

  • Learn how to build a lightweight MOBILE trapping kit.

  • Learn how to build a LONG-TERM Bucket Trapping Kit.

  • Learn how to select trap locations (from years of experience & success)!

  • Learn several of the best Conibear Trap Sets, including the Cubby Set, the Pond-Slide Set, the Diagonal Set, the Horizontal Set, and the Vertical Set!

  • BONUS: Learn "survival-style" trap sets that should only be used in a survival scenario.

  • PLUS - resource shopping links to recommended Conibear traps, tools, and more!


In addition to HOW TO PREPARE, SET, and USE the Conibear Trap, you'll learn how to build 2 different styles of trapping kits. First, a MOBILE Haversack Kit (shown left) that allows you to quickly and efficiently unpack and set several traps on a short run. Second, a LONG-TERM Bucket Kit which is perfect for a small cabin or Bug Out Location. Each self-contained kit contains the traps, tools, gear, and supplies necessary to successfully set Conibear traps in virtually any environment. Jamie unpacks his own trapping kits and breaks down exactly how to build your own just like them.


Conibear trapping sets & techniques designed to put food on the table.

This course is unique is that it has been specifically created as a resource to help you feed yourself and your family long term using the Conibear Body Grip Trap. The sets taught focus on small to medium sized game that are plentiful, common, and ideal food sources for long term survival. Learn tips, tricks, strategies, and resources that can only come from a seasoned trapper with years of experience.

Long Term Food Security

Learn an invaluable set of skills that can provide food for you and your family during uncertain times. In this course, experienced trapper Jamie Boggs will teach you how to turn the Conibear Body Grip Trap into a long term food-producing machine. Even if you've never trapped before or never even held a Conibear Trap, this course will walk you through the basics of how to safely operate a Conibear Trap and exactly how to successfully use it to catch food in the wild. Learn traditional trapping skills and also lesser-known "survival-style" sets. Get ready to learn one of the most practical and useful survival skill-set of all time!
Long Term Food Security

Meet Your Trapping Guide & Instructor

  • James Boggs

    Owner, Burning River Bushcraft

    James Boggs

    James was raised in an outdoor life style. He grew up shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and trapping at every opportunity. After 20 years as a competitive shooter he retired from competition after winning an IDPA State Title. He continues to teach firearm classes as an NRA instructor. James has studied short and long term wilderness skills, urban survival, wilderness first aid, herbal medicine, botany and wildcrafting, green woodworking, knapping, blacksmithing, bladesmithing, bowmaking and trapping. He is passionate about learning, testing and developing new skills. He enjoys passing on these skills either in person, as an Instructor at Campcraft Outdoors, through YouTube and Online courses. If he is not working on a new skill or sitting silently in a tree stand watching a game trail, he is probably spending time with his wife of over 20 years and their two kids.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Waiver of Liability
    • THE CONIBEAR TRAP: History, Discussion, Parts
    • Trapping Laws & Regulations
  • 2
    Traps, Accessories, Components, and Full Kits
    • Conibear Trap Sizes & Variations for Survival Applications
    • How to Satabilize a Conibear Trap (It's critical you understand this.)
    • Preparing a New Conibear for the Trapline
    • Tuning and Modifying a Conibear Trap
    • How to Set a Double Spring Conibear Trap with a Tong Setter
    • How to Rope Set a Double Spring Conibear Trap
    • How to Use a Robbies Trap Setter (or similar) to Set a Double Spring Conibear Trap
    • Building Your Mobile Survival Trapping Kit (the components)
    • Building a Bucket Based Long Term Survival Trapping Kit (the components)
    • Mobile Haversack Based Survival Trapping Kit: Show and Tell
    • Bucket Based Conibear Trapping Kit: Show and Tell
  • 3
    • Trap Placement and Stabilizing a Trap Using the X-Technique
    • The Cubby Set
    • Screw in Coniber Bracket Crossing Set
    • Conibracket Safety Hack
    • Stabilizing a Trap Using the Lath Board Technique
    • Pond Slide Set with a Bracket Stand
    • Trapping in Icy Conditions
    • Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal Log Set
    • Milk Jug Set
  • 4
    • Trapping Links, Info, & Resources
    • Closing Remarks