Next comes the problem of finding food. Depending on the area, small game is the most likely source of the necessary protein and catching it is the only obstacle to overcome. Just remember that if it can bite back there may be a problem with who eats who.
The most popular method is to set a snare or box trap. Since setting snares can be hazardous due to the danger of accidentally tripping it and hanging yourself, the box trap is the most logical choice. The first task is finding a small but sturdy box.That should pose no problem since you have a box in which you carry the hatchet, knife, saw, and tarpaulin. Place a support stick under one end of the box and set a trigger to which a string is tied. Tie the other end of the string to the bait and place it under the box (string and bait carried in your knap sack). Find a good hiding spot where you can see the box and wait for a victim. It may take a week or two, but eventually something, hopefully edible, will take the bait and trip the support, dropping the box over it. If something wearing a black and white coat, about the size of a house cat is the victim, kick over the box, climb the nearest tree and start over.
Now you may have a problem. How to get your meal out from under the box. No matter what it is, it’s going to be a little unhappy about the situation and sticking your hand under the box may cost you a finger or two.
You have two choices. You can either stick the barrel of your shotgun (of course you’ll have a shotgun) under the box and pull the trigger, or you can set fire to the box and have a ready cooked meal. Sorry, but survival under these condition is not pretty. Which brings us to the last item on the list, fire.