Imagine that you are on an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, or in the Louisiana swamp, or in any wetland area. After a day or so of surviving you are going to need some food that is rich in protein, fats, and oils. In most places the best type of food for this is fish. However gathering food both in land and water, however there are certain methods that you can use to increase your chances of success.
Whenever you are hunting small game, including fish, the best method of spearing is to use a multi-pronged spear. This enables you to triple your chances of success. The reason for this is because the surface area you can cover with the spear is much greater than that of a single point spear.
Using a three to four prong spear is best for small game, rabbits, squirrels, fish, crabs, rodents, or any small game. Again the reason for this is because the multiple prongs allows for the spear to cover more area, increasing your chances to spear a good meal.
Now in order to make a mutli-prong spear there are two methods. The first one is to take a thick stick and split the middle of the stick as carefully as possible about 8 to 12 inches (about 20 to 30 centimeters for our Non-American friends) down then turn the stick 90 degrees and do it again. Now you should have four prongs roughly equal sizes. Now take two small twigs and force them down the slits keeping the spear open. The last thing is to lash the twigs in place. This will insure that the spear does not come lose and it will help reinforce the split wood providing extra strength to the spear.
The second way to build a multi-prong spear is to take a big stick and shave the wood around one end and carve indentations into the wood. Make sure that the cuts are angled so that the prongs spread out. Now take three to four small sticks and carve them down to mini spears. Take those spears and place them into the slots and lash them down. Very Simple. Very Easy.
Now you have a fishing spear.
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