Perfect Sets — Bedding, Blending & Weatherproofing

$19.95

“I spent 57 years as a trapper and 17 years teaching at the Fur Takers College trying to teach a lot of the subject matter that Rich has put in the pages of Perfect Sets. My conclusion is this book will not only save you days, weeks and months, but will save you many years of trial and error on your trapline.” — Respectfully, Ron Leggett

Decades in the making, here’s the answer to the most asked questions by trappers year after year—how to solidly bed in different soils, how to conceal your trap from the furbearer, and how to weatherproof under a wide range of conditions with many methods. Perfect Sets covers these critical components in depth. Many full-color photos. Perfect Sets is the answer to upping your trapping success. 128 Full Color Pages!

Description

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Ron Leggett
PREFACE
SAFETY FIRST
PAD CATCHES
THE TRAPS
Trap Design, Longspring Versus Coilspring, Which Coilspring?, Crosspiece Extensions, Treating Traps, Degreasing and Cleaning, Dying in Logwood, Trap Dips, Painting, Waxing
BEDDING
Digging the Bed, Footprint, Depth, Shape, Bedding in Spongy Ground, Digging Problems, Pre-bedding, Bedding the Trap Solidly, Power Bedding
SETS NOT NEEDING SOLID BEDDING
Step-Down Set, Trench Set, Spring Set
WEATHERPROOFING & CONCEALING
Materials for Set Making, Poly Fiberfill, Underalls, Trapper’s Caps, Pan Covers, Oversize Pans, Plastic Bags—Again!, Anti-Freeze, Salt, Propylene Glycol, Covering the Set, On-Site Dirt, Dry Dirt, Peat Moss, Buckwheat Hulls, Grass Clippings, Snow, Waxed Dirt and Sand, Making Waxed Dirt, Testing Waxed Dirt, Blending, Rain, Ice and Snow
PAN PRESSURE
MY PREFERENCES
Keep It Simple!
CONCLUSION
SPONSORS

128 FULL COLOR PAGES!