thats what i was told too mike. i just finished prepping the new traps and dug up some dry dirt from the crawl space under the house. heading out in a few to make some sets. oh yeah and by the way. a #2 coil hurts when your thumb is in it. :rant:
I will be interested in knowing how you like using the glycerine antifreeze, in comparison to using dry dirt.
Being an old trapper only means that I don't get my fingers caught as often as a young trapper . But I do have a little trick that I use when I set my land traps. Once the trap in firmly bedded and before I start to pack dirt around the trap jaws, I lift the free jaw so it stands straight up. This way I can pack my dirt around the pan, with no chance of getting my fingers pinched.
Being an old trapper, I also have the scar to show on my thumb from the #14 Victor Jump Trap with teeth that got me years back :sad: . Surprisingly it didn't hurt all that much, but I didn't waste anytime getting it off either. Thankgoodness I had some nice ice cold water really close by to stick it in, once the feeling came back into my thumb .
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