|12-18-2020, 12:03 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2017
I got a $60 rope hammock from Amazon today
two-person. The rope is about 3/16" OD, and is made up of 20 smaller strands. 5 such strands are plenty strong enough to make netting, altho I'd double that up for the top and bottom line of a net. There's 1500 ft of rope in it, so you can have 150 ft of rope and 1350x5 feet of small cordage for netting, 6750 ft, needing 9 ft per sq ft of 3" mesh netting, so it will make 700 sq ft of net, counting the double strands at top and bottom. and do so much more quickly than having to cut the 1/4" strips off of the 20x20 tarp.
With the net pen and chum line ideas reducing the need for netting and not being able to eat more than about 5 lbs of fish per day, and being able to catch at least 1 lb per day thru the ice for 50 days, you only need to catch 400 lbs of fish in a month. given that you'd not need much of the 20x20 tarp as netting, one could do without the 12x12 tarp as one of the 10 items. You'd lose the reflective and clear advantages of the 12x12, but you probably dont need them, given your making an igloo 50-60 days into the challenge. So I'd probably swap out the 12x12 for the cookpot, and save that first week of having to stone boil water in a pit. Either that, or add the gorp to the list of gear.
700 sq ft of netting would let you make the net pen 60 ft long, averaging 4 ft deep, and40 ft wide even without the netting made from the 20x20 tarp. 9600 cubic feet of heavily-baited water. Run the seine thru it at 10 am and 4 pm, and if it wont average 15 lbs of fish per sweep, I'll kiss your ass in the late fall, when fish are trying to fatten up for the winter. 30 lbs per day, for a couple of weeks. I think that I'd rather have the gorp, to bait waterfowl. Woniya says that they had 2 weeks of waterfowl hanging around. This past season, tho, they started 10 days later, (to beat the entrants out of net-trapping of fowl, of course) Still, 3-4 days might be enough to catch 50 ducks, if you get busy on the baiting netting right away. That's 100,000 calories, lots of it from fat, plus plenty of down to make a pair of pants and a shirt.
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|12-18-2020, 01:22 PM||#4|
Joined: Jul 2019
I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt until he fails to produce or starts making threats or lame excuses
|12-18-2020, 02:08 PM||#6|
Joined: May 2004
From: Central Arkansas
I’d personally want a mesh tighter than nine square inches in most cases. I don’t know the area(s) they’re fishing in and while the 3x3 is good for big stuff, in most places there’s very likely to be a lot of stuff much smaller than that that would be missed. To each his own and I’m not a fisherman, it just seems like a lot of lost opportunity. Again, if they’re somewhere where there’s ample quantity of very large fish, it could be fine. I don’t watch the show and I don’t fish anymore, but when I did most of the stuff we saw were much smaller than a 3”x3” mesh would trap.