Climate change. AI takeover. Coffee wars instigated by millennial java addicts. The threats to humanity’s future are many and our defences, sadly, are few. You can try to flee to another planet before it all pops off, but unless you’re a literal billionaire, it’s probably better to think small. Like really small. I’m talking about yabbies.
Assuming there’s still water in the After Times, yabbies could potentially serve as a decent source of protein and unlike, say, emu, are relatively easy to catch. How? Let Primitive Technology be your guide:
Using just vines, sticks and reeds, the YouTube channel’s silent, invariably shirtless host shows us how to make a simple but reliable yabby trap in the video above.
“This method is easy with the only skill needed being basketry,” writes Primitive Technology. “In practice, a long stretch of creek might have several traps collecting food each day without any effort on the part of the fisherman. Bait is not necessary as they will be naturally be drawn to the fish trap out of curiosity.”