What would you do if this happened to you?

Something I've never really thought about before, have you?

Phot of steel hunter's trap

I've considered that there may come a time in my life when I might need to know how to trap wild animals for food. In fact, I was reading an article today that was about just that. But, what I hadn't thought of before is that others most likely are also trapping wild animals. Maybe even near the area that I may be. I'm not talking about this happening in the world as we now know it, but in the aftermath of a SHTF event.

Even if I'm in a secluded are of the woods and there have been no signs of anyone else around, there could be other people who wander into the same area as me to hunt their food. Using steel traps like the one in the picture above. I may not even be using those types of traps, but there could be others who are.

While reading that article, I began to imagine, in my mind, what would happen if I were to step on one of those types of traps! i cringed and quickly erased that picture from my mind! But, it kept trying to come back into view. I won't go into graphic detail of what I imagined, but it was horrible, to say the least. And then I thought...what if I just stepped on the trap enough to trigger it, you know, with my foot just half way on the trap. How would I even be able to lift my foot off that trap without getting hurt? Unfortunately, my imagination sometimes gets carried away.

The point I'm trying to make is that this may not be something many of us have thought about. In a major SHTF aftermath this could happen even in smaller, rural type towns where wild animals may roam in looking for food. People could even set traps around their homes for security purposes. (Hmmm...something to think about 🤔.) Either way, it is something we need to be aware of that could happen and prepare ourselves for.

How can we avoid stumbling upon a trap like this?