Learn survival trapping!

Experienced trapper and woodsman Jamie Boggs teaches how to carve and set 5 of the most effective primitive survival traps. Master these ancient skills on the workbench and learn how to execute off the landscape as well. [Carving templates with measurements included!]

I'll teach you how to trap like our ancestors!

- Jamie Boggs -

Course Objectives

What can you expect to learn?

  • Learn how to carve and properly set my favorite Deadfall the Figure 4 Deadfall Trap

  • Learn the most sensitive Deadfall trap that's perfect for birds and small mammals 

  • Learn my go to trap for cold weather and poor conditions 

  • Learn a Spring Snare that works great on game animals as well as fish

  • I will also show a versatile Spring Trigger that works baited or as a blind trail set

  • Tricks to ensure fast, sensitive triggers 

  • Learn to read animal sign for proper trap set location 

  • Trap and Tool safety 

  • Learn in the field modifications to deal with material variations


*Multi-Use Trap Modifications

In addition to land traps, I'll teach you how to modify these traps to catch fish & birds. These modifications will offer flexibility in your trapping options in the field.
*Multi-Use Trap Modifications

Carving Templates Included!

Not only do I teach in video how to carve each trap component but I also provide detailed carving templates (with measurements) so that you can exactly recreate each carved piece at your own pace at your work bench.
Carving Templates Included!

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    WELCOME to the Course
    • Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Waiver of Liability
    • Welcome Message, Materials, & Legalities
  • 2
    Foundational Skills
    • Knife and Tool Safety
    • Learning the Trapping Try Stick
    • Trapping Try Stick Template w/ Measurements
    • Primitive Trapping Basic Equipment For the Field
  • 3
    Primitive Trap: Figure 4 Deadfall
    • On the Bench: Figure 4 Deadfall Trap
    • Figure 4 Deadfall Off the Landscape
    • Carving Templates w/ Measurements
  • 4
    Primitive Trap: Paiute Deadfall
    • On the Bench: Piute Deadfall Trap
    • Piute Deadfall Off the Landscape
    • Carving Templates w/ Measurements
  • 5
    Primitive Trap: Siberian Deadfall
    • On the Bench: Siberian Deadfall
    • Siberian Deadfall off the Landscape
    • Carving Templates w/ Measurements
  • 6
    Primitive Snaring: Overview
    • Primitive Snaring
  • 7
    Primitive Trap: L7 Spring Snare
    • On the Bench: L7 Spring Snare
    • L7 Sping Snare off the Landscape
    • Carving Templates w/ Measurements
  • 8
    Primitive Trap: Toggle Spring Snare
    • On the Bench: Toggle Spring Snare
    • Toggle Spring Snare Off the Landscape
    • Carving Templates w/ Measurements
  • 9
    Trap Location
    • Primitive Trap Location
  • 10
    Closing Thoughts
    • Closing Thoughts

Meet Your 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.