When the fish just aren't biting, a snare trap is a great alternative for catching small game on the ground. Similar to a gill net, the trap is designed to entangle passing animals in a makeshift noose, which hunters can construct using paracord from a survival bracelet [source: Stewart].
Tie one end of the paracord to a tree branch and make a noose at the other end, being careful to leave the knot loose enough that the noose will tighten when tripped by a passing animal. Prop the noose up by affixing the branch to a piece of wood hammered or buried in the ground nearby. Experts often carve notches into the branch and base wood that will keep them attached, but give when the trap is sprung [source: Stewart].