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 Post subject: Question from a new guy
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2006, 19:55 

Joined: 08 Dec 2006, 19:47
Posts: 31
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hello folks. I'm a new trapper and I have enjoyed reading the threads here and learning some new tricks from you guys. Anyway, I heard from a buddy that some trappers use liquid RV antifreeze to treat their sets in cold weather to keep them from freezing. It is supposed to have no scent and be non-toxic. Does this really work? Has anyone tried it? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2006, 20:07 

Joined: 08 Dec 2006, 17:07
Posts: 186
Location: upstate ny
from what i have read most people stick to waxed dirt or trappers antifreeze. Some use salt but ussually not for k-9's...I haven't trapped much in freezing weather till this year, so im still learning myself. That is what i have found in my research though

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 Post subject: freezeproofing sets
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2006, 10:34 
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Joined: 10 Dec 2006, 09:59
Posts: 17
Welcome :wink: Theres alot to learn about this topic and reading up on how to make waxed dirt is a good place to start. Up here in extreme cold and deep snow freeze proofing your sets can be a challenge to say the least but rather than haul in dirt for miles i like to use what i have at hand, i bed traps in pine needles,crushed dry leaves,and pulverized pine cones. if its cold enough, to finish the set i use a small waxed canoe paddle to scoop a small amount of snow up and fling the snow high in the air to allow the crystals to refreeze and fall down on the set and wont bond to eachother as disturbed snow will. making your sets on the shady side of a hill or pine also helps the set from melting and refreezing also. Good Luck and be safe out there

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