Do Snare Traps Really Work? (Answer: Yes. Very Much Yes.)

>>Today’s episode is
brought to you by Roman.>>Head on over to for a free online visit and free two-day shipping. So what do you call this? Is it a trap, a snare?>>It’s a classic snare trap.>>What, are we going to catch Bugs Bunny? Some roadrunners?>>I’ve got some dynamite and an anvil. [laughs] It’s going to be great.>>This is the weirdest thing because you see it in all the cartoons and all the movies. You know, somebody’s walking along, they step on something, and all the the sudden
they’re upside down. I don’t want to believe that’s real, but I guess it’s real.
>>Right? No, it’s totally real, we can make it happen.>>Okay, if I’m understanding it right, I know there’s spring mechanism, I know there’s some kind of loop that you’ve got to step in.>>Yes, that’s the gist of it. The main thing you want to find is like a springy branch. Something alive, that’s not, you know, dead and all crackly and is going to snap. And that is the engine of your device, or your spring pole, right.>>Right, if we knew more about trees, we would know what kind of tree this is.>>This is the classic snare tree.>>Yeah. [laughs]>>I don’t know.
>>A genus snare?>>A genus snare.
>>Genus trapus.>>Pause, and that
prints out at the bottom like Looney Tunes, genus trapus.>>Is this the right branch, you think?>>I think so, that seems
to be the thickest one, well, pull it down because
we’re going to want to see, like, ooh, once we start pulling, it becomes a loaded weapon. We should do the safety thing.>>Yep.
>>Okay, there you go, all right.>>All right.
>>Okay, so.>>Going to walk this guy down.
>>Yeah.>>I can’t believe we just happened to have the right tree here.>>This is going to work great.>>Somebody who’s a conspiracy theorist is going to be like,
“Sure, you just happened “to have the right tree”>>And so, we’re going to pull it down to where we want to spring our trap.>>Okay, so this is
providing a bunch of tension. I assume if this stays
long enough it gets weaker and at some point it’s just a bent tree.>>You know, probably, yeah. But, here, I’m going to step back,>>Okay
>>Let it go see what kind of spring it’s got.>>Oh geez, okay here, I’m
going to hide down here.>>Okay.>>So, imagine something springs and then.>>Yep, you got it? [laughs] Why don’t we just build
a little net in there and just start launching stuff. And that’ll be the episode.>>Next episode is a catapult.>>Yes.
>>A tree catapult.>>Poor man’s catapult.>>Hold on, I want to
do it again, here we go. Say, “Pull.”>>Pull. [laughs]>>All right.
>>It makes an intimidating swooshing noise.>>It does and it clatters and clangs.
>>Yeah.>>Okay so, this goes over here.>>Okay so, we’ve got our Y branch here that I hammered into the ground.>>BRIAN: Because you
need something anchored and two sides, yeah.>>Here’s our little
toggle, as they call it. You slide that right
here, and then we set up this little bait stick, right here.>>Okay.>>And so, the rope is going to be pulling up on this end, right.>>Here, I’ll provide the tension here. I’ve got the tension. You’ve got the brawn. Let’s make lots of money.>>And there you go. Now, you’re giving some
tension to it right?>>Yeah.
>>What happens is, you’ve got some bait right in here.>>BRIAN: So, once somebody
gets in and touches it, then it flings up, we tie this loop to.>>We tie this to the branch?>>Yep.>>And we tie one end of
this snare to the branch.>>So, they’re separate, but both triggered by the same spring.>>Exactly, and so when this
gets triggered like that, the toggle stick slips
out of the Y branch. This is keeping the branch
from going up, right.>>BRIAN: Oh, man.>>So, the branch pulls up and it pulls the snare with it.>>Okay, you’ve got a lot of
confidence in this working.>>Easy, peasy man. [laughs]>>And tie a little snare, like that>>BRIAN: Oh there you go, make it a loop>>Yeah and then, feed it through there. There we go. And this is going to be
critical placement, right. Because it’s entirely possible that our quarry will
approach from this side, in which case you’re screwed.>>Yeah, so spread this out.>>JASON: But you also don’t
want to get that caught on this.>>BRIAN: Yeah, I’m going to bet we won’t. Boy this is going to be tense.>>JASON: And what you
have to worry about is, if your Y stick isn’t deep enough Your spring pole may very well, just pluck it right out of the ground.>>Yeah, we’re going to be careful>>Yes. [laughs]>>There’s somebody out
there already cringing. Maybe if you hold tension on both of these.
>>Okay.>>I’ll pull down the spring, and then, it was this guy, right? Okay, loaded weapon, catapult.>>Yep. Did you have a favorite
one of these branches?>>JASON: Let’s do this
one right here I guess.>>BRIAN: How are you on your knots?>>JASON: Poor. [laughs]>>BRIAN: Because this is
definitely pointing at me.>>And we definitely just lost the tension on the thing.>>Well that’s fine.
>>That’s okay.>>As long as that’s
tight, I think we’re good.>>JASON: Yep, okay.>>Okay, got it. So, we have the trigger one, and the snare.>>Yeah. But like that, you think? [music fades in slightly] [music softly in the background]
♪ We always talk about ♪ [music softly in the background]
♪ I have unconditional love. ♪ ♪ Unconditional love is– ♪ ♪ we don’t even know it, ♪ ♪ because if a person
stops stimulating us, ♪ ♪ we stop loving them. ♪ ♪ You’re not interesting to
talk to anymore, goodbye. ♪>>JASON: Can’t wait for
all the snarky comments from boy scouts that
I’m not going to read!>>Wait a minute, if
you’re standing in that, I guess you’re worried about it hitting the Y stick.>>JASON: Yeah.>>BRIAN: Okay, I’ve been picturing, if a foot hits the trigger then shouldn’t that foot be in the part that the snare will grab?>>JASON: How ‘about that?>>All right, so you want me
to start adding tension?>>Yeah, give me a little tension.>>Okay, little bit more tension. Oh, man.
>>You got it.>>BRIAN: Off camera,
everybody is visibly tensing.>>You got it! Oh, hang on, hang on. Hold it.
Okay.>>Oh my god. Okay, very gently.
>>Yep.>>BRIAN: This is the part where it could whip and hit me.>>JASON: You want me to do it?>>Nope.
>>Because I don’t care.>>I know you don’t. [laughs]>>Walking away very gently.>>The injury counter’s
floating above your head, I just wanted to let you know. Just wanted to let you know that I see it.>>Okay, relaxing, relaxing, relaxing.>>JASON: Yep.>>Holy shit, that is a set trap.>>JASON: It is.>>Okay, okay, okay,
okay, okay, okay, okay. [laughs]>>Oh, we got it.
>>This is it.>>I’m going to run so many
experiments on this thing. [laughs]>>Well first he has to just, you know, innocently be
hopping through the forest.>>JASON: Do do doo, changeling on a walk.>>Don’t mind me, I’m going to very gently put him in there. Do do doo, oh, what’s that, human food?>>Are ya ready?>>Yes, three, two, one, go. I’m looking for humans, I’m a changeling. [laughs]>>You’ve been disarmed.>>I’ll bet if we move that
farther up on the branch, we would get some more tension. You want to try to really fling him?>>Yes, I do.>>Okay, all right, all right. [laughs]>>Okay, here, let’s
try moving this on down. Same game, hopefully with more
trigger action, this time.>>JASON: For more tension, all right. Snare.>>I’ll bet if we get
kind of closer up to, all the way up to here maybe.>>Yeah, I like that.>>Or, you know what, that trigger can still be right where it is.>>Exactly.
>>Oh, that’s great. Okay, yeah.
>>So, you want like maybe up here?
>>Yeah, I think right there.>>Okay.
>>I think that’ll get him good.>>All right, tight.
>>Okay.>>Start giving me some tension.>>BRIAN: All right
here you go, you got it?>>JASON: Yeah.>>BRIAN: Oh, that looks like
it’s very hair triggered.>>JASON: Okay.>>All right, we got it? Here, I’m going to get on the other side. Trap is set. Okay, this is the big one.>>Set him gently in the snare. Just one foot.
>>Yeah.>>Here we go, and just sort of lead him, there you go, okay, you ready? All right, so let’s say
he’s just over there.>>Get ready to go for a ride, buddy.>>Ah, you looking for a human to eat? Get out of here changeling.>>JASON: Nope. [laughs]>>Hey changeling, my old saying was, “Go away bad guys.” My new one is. [laughs]>>Dude, that totally works.>>Yeah, and the more we use that branch, the more it’s going to lose
it’s springiness, right.>>Yeah, but as far as
like a proof of concept, I mean, that’s a hundred percent right?>>And think about if
you’re catching wild game, like to eat, like a bunny or a squirrel, or, you know, a house elf or something.>>Or even if you just wanted to ensnare a bigger game, you know,
like a a small deer or something.
>>Yeah.>>It’s going to get caught and it’s just going to hand there, it’s not going to be able to run away.>>And it’s dinner time.>>I’m calling it super effective, man.>>We did it.>>Science. You know what I love about this building right behind us?>>What’s that?>>This entire erection
is made of hard steel.>>It is. [laughs]>>Could you imagine, if this thing was like
embarrassed of itself and it refused to admit that it was made of jello?>>Man, I’m glad you
shelled out the extra money for the non-jello construction because it is magnificent and turgid.>>Turgid.
>>Yes. Buildings can be turgid, and so can you. [laughs]>>That was smooth, yeah dude. Over 50% of men over the age of 40 are less steely than
they would like to be. And get this, three quarters of them, they don’t talk about it to anyone.>>And that’s why Roman is there, so that you can get treated for your erectile disfunction in the privacy of your own home.>>Heck yeah dude, real doctors through the chat, you
do the whole diagnosis. You don’t have to look
at their beady eyes, their judging faces. Instead you walk in as
a soft bowl of jello. You walk out, like this building here.>>Magnificent.>>All of this was just a visual prop for this one add we are doing right now.>>That’s all we ever wanted.>>I hope it was worth it. Head on over to Sign up, get a free consultation, and free two-day shipping.>>Let’s eat.>>No. [laughs] Wait, I already did.>>No.
>>Yes. Let’s eat.
>>No, no. I had chimichangas, for
breakfast, I’m good.>>Changelingchangas.>>Changelingchagas, chimichangelings. [laughs]

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  2. Lone Spirit Of The Night says:

    Its nice to see gay couples come out of the closet.

  3. Darion Skye says:

    A tip for anyone trying this, if you cut off all the extra branches so it’s just one long stick, it will fly much faster through the air with more spring

  4. Josh Bettis says:

    Dont be ignorant conspiracy thearys are real take some time and do the reaserch

  5. Tzisorey Tigerwuf says:

    The four "angles" of traps – Dangle, Tangle, Strangle, and Mangle. So many of these show up in "The SAS Survival Handbook" – was a favourite read back in highschool.

  6. stykyun says:

    I've been caught in a snare trap, it wasn't all that bad till I fell into the rest of the drum set.

  7. Repz says:

    is it me or that dude with the darker hair look like obi-wan lol

  8. Golfhaus says:

    2:43 Sneaking in that Pet Shop Boys reference like a BOSS

  9. Connor’s Adventures says:

    If you want more tension you can tie multiple branches together and tie the trigger to the thicker part of the branch

  10. Evan Chumbler says:

    Im guessing the don't want to try something like the spike snare trap. same concept but its sideways and the spring branch has a spike on it

  11. Stix says:

    Guys at 6:28 you accidentally didn't edit out "holy shit"

  12. SirWheelzAlot3384 says:

    (Brian) "You wanna try to really fling him?!"

    (Maniacal Laughter)

    (Jason) "Yes, I do!"

  13. pauljs75 says:

    If the springy tree isn't readily available, the counter-weight or Spanish windlass versions can also work.

  14. SilencerNate says:

    "This entire erection…is made of steel."
    That's what she said.

  15. velazquez armouries says:

    i think that is hazel it makes nice bows

  16. Deadi22 says:

    The idea is that when the animal sticks its head down to eat the bait it catches it in the neck and kills the animal. If the trap is not meant to leave a flailing animal alive in the tree.

  17. Mysteryz Mehta says:

    I definitely think you guys should try your hands at building a catapult or if you want a harder challenge build trebuchet. (Sorry for any misspellings in my comment)

  18. Alexis Harper says:

    I love snare traps. When I was in scouts, we were playing a game (which is hard to explain, but it involved running, hiding, catching people, and a few other things), and we said it was by any means necessary, meaning that everyone was setting up preparations before (one of my friends set up a hidden shelter out of logs, leaves, and grass; I made a makeshift ghillie suit; etc.), and one of the things I set up was a simple snare trap between two trees (not this particular type, but still a snare trap). Someone didn’t believe me that it was an effective type of trap, so to prove it, they decided to walk through it during the day, which caught them. They got what was coming for them. Someone untied the trap to the tree and started pulling them by the foot around as their “pet” for a couple minutes as a cruel way of reminding them that they were wrong.

  19. Gavin Rissling says:

    Before this video I don’t think I’ve ever heard you guys say “let’s do the safety thing”

  20. Endrank luvs da 4 loko says:

    This was surprisingly tense and awesome!

    Much like my first honeymoon!

  21. R. D.E. says:

    How heavy was the dummy?

  22. le7tfeet says:

    Why do they act like everything is deadly.. Overreacting to that point just makes the entire "being safe" thing pointless. If youre that afraid of getting a boo boo, dont be doing things like this. And that should go for everybody

  23. Luke Waters says:

    Please please please test dropping an anvil on a dummy. I need to see the destruction

  24. Arikian says:

    Sponsored by Roman ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  25. dj curlii says:

    That's so cool I want to make one

  26. Joseph Britton says:

    Many snapped C.H.I.L.D necks

  27. Winston Smith says:

    First try and no injuries? There's a conspiracy

  28. Danikka Fernandez says:

    I'm disappointed neither a Brian or Jason tested the trap themselves.

    I just binge watched the Modern Rogue because I was so busy for a few weeks. Wild ride.

  29. Nikola J. says:

    was the sound in this episode kinda weird? it feels like it was kinda weird.

  30. Long Lee says:

    that is mannequin abuse. youtube shouldn't show this

  31. Thebular says:

    These two like catapults??? What the fuck guys? I thought you were better than that. Can a catapult launch a 90 kg projectile over 300 meter? I don't think so!

  32. Vito Scaletta says:

    im an eagle scout… you must have grown up in the city. you seem so out of your element and you tie knots worse than a neanderthal.

  33. QVJIPN - 42 says:

    I'm sorry, House Elf? I think you're gonna get a visit from S.P.E.W.

  34. David Aprill says:

    You two are goobers. Subscribed.

  35. Seeky Unbounded says:

    That is just clickbait thumbnail implaying that you are rly rly dumb but because it's clickbait you knew all along that it works, right? Right????

  36. Beauacadian says:

    Safety goggles to set a simple snare. Pfffft.

  37. m_rc 1000 says:

    Turn on captions at 4:11

  38. Andrew Philbin says:

    As an eagle scout I am disappointed in you for using granny knots

  39. JPC says:

    Kids at the back yard!

  40. Adrien Allen says:

    You guys should tie some of those branches together and make it stronger

  41. Kelly Lynch says:

    “Catching wild game to eat, like a bunny or squirrel or… house elf.”
    What does house elf taste like?

  42. Zahlenteufel1 says:

    2:03 Every catapult is a poor man's catapult. I mean come on, it can't even launch a 90kg projectile 300 meters.

  43. Jarred Meyrick-Ridge says:

    Great episode, just please look at how to tie a snare knot

  44. Barrie Farms JR. says:

    I was cringing when you said you didn’t know a snare was a real thing

  45. Jeb Lottes says:

    As a professional Boy Scout, I assure you, none of us know what we’re doing either.

  46. Chris Faulkner says:

    Sometimes you want them to be hare-triggered.

  47. MrLowVolt says:

    Think that tree is a Ailanthus altissima aka The Tree of Heaven. It's native to China and Taiwan but is a very hearty invasive species that thrives in arid climates in the US. The leaves are have a shape similar to a bronze age spear head.

  48. ShurikenSean says:

    don't be making fun of changelings or you'll be replaced by one

  49. olaf grzenda says:

    2 grown men scared of a tree xd

  50. Scorpodile says:

    That tree looks like a crepe myrtle to me I see them in Oklahoma all the time but I might also be wrong.

  51. Tenacious 57 says:

    Thumbs up if they should do a video with Sean Patton

  52. The Outcast says:

    next video: how to skin a deer

  53. The green tea Dragon says:

    Hello, Boy Scout of 8 years here. USE A 2 AND A HALF HITCH

  54. Dylan Strickland says:

    I'm a boy scout and bold of you to assume I know my knots

  55. Reuben Willard says:

    When I was a kid we would use these catch squirrels.

    Not with a snare, but with a net.

  56. zaini adnan says:

    7:12 Death cause, head injury

  57. Zachary Hudson says:

    2:43 I appreciate the Pet Shop Boys reference

  58. josh greg says:

    Now do the bow and arrow snare

  59. Windeus says:

    I just had a thought. Wouldn’t the modern rogue need to be able to play a game of Pool properly? I think that would be a cool episode.

  60. Richard Allsebrook says:

    Learning knots should definitely be on a Modern Rogue's list. You can get away with about 4 basic knots, but there's a knot for every job! Watching you guy's learning to tie a few knots would be fun 🙂

  61. Devin Barfield says:

    Theres a reason why they have been used for thousands of years

  62. Addison Cravenho says:

    I like the AD timer

  63. Adam Waughtal says:

    Now what would be awsome is a series based on fortifying the rogue warehouse like spider holes sentry posts and more traps. Then at the end of the series the rogue army arises armed with all the weapons made on the show to fend of the changling!

  64. Slow says:

    Thanks now I can finally deal with the Predators in my back yard.

  65. Soda Flame says:

    I love how in Hacking the system Brian was the wise guy and was so confident but Jason was like there being annoyed by the hacks

  66. Nate Simpson says:

    The cataput comment now makes me want to see them build a Trebuchet

  67. Taha Niazi says:

    Hey can anyone tell me the names of the knots so I can search the up

  68. Patrick Staudt says:

    Why not bind more than one of the springy branches to one massive spring and fling BriBri trough the air?! Please revisit!

  69. Jeremiah Leak says:

    Its me. the person out there who is already cringing.

  70. Lorcan McIvor says:

    Is it REALLY proof of concept though? I mean, the human analog was not weighed properly and they did no tests with an animal analog. What if its too powerful and you end up launching some unsuspecting rabbit into the atmosphere? think about it

  71. Paul Aguirre says:

    y'all hunting wabbits?

  72. MarctheLegend says:

    Dude I’m an Eagle Scout and most of us without a stick up our ass are kings of bullshitting most knots, so don’t worry no hate from me lol

  73. Sean Hendrickson says:

    The getroman ad was a perfect analog, because the idea of snaring up a bad guy with a rope like the Vietcong makes me quite steeley, if I do say so.

  74. nitroad shadow says:

    Brian really did just ware welding gloves to hold a branch

  75. Bernard Filip says:

    You've been disarmed

  76. Alex Checkley says:

    Just gunna say it… Turn on captions at 4:09 😄 creasing

  77. Frogwell says:

    I just ate rabbit stew from a rabbit my uncle snared.

  78. Gray.v1 says:

    This dude will swallow swords and eat fire but is dead scared of a tree branch

  79. Bob Goblin says:

    this is probably the most important episode…

  80. yatespmx says:

    I'm loving the background music.

  81. Hail Kalashnikov says:

    My injury senses are tingling

  82. Clash Bluelight says:

    is there sapindus tree?

  83. Travis Hall says:

    now we need a "will it flip a Jason" video

  84. Jason Tiramisu says:

    wtf is up with the goggles.

  85. A Little Life Left says:

    I dig the background music talking about love while you guys are setting up a trap 😂

  86. Greyson S'hade says:

    Sometimes I think yall are too cautious. And I dont mean you are being boring or whatever, I mean your level of caution may actually increase your chances of injury. maybe walk the line a little better between confidence and caution a little more closely.

  87. Evan Barnes says:

    Don't make a catapult; make a treebuchet

  88. Jack Swan says:

    Ooh… Boy Scouts is not the thing you might wanna be talking about now

  89. Pegasus says:

    Mmmm house elf. Smaskens

  90. TheGamingCanadian TGC says:

    Explain this hair …

  91. andymcl92 says:

    "There's somebody out there already cringing."
    I believe the official term is "subscribers."

  92. i_1nf0din says:

    If you want to see a real mans snare trap just watch Joel from The Last Of Us step in one of Bills snare traps lmao

  93. Willum Proud says:

    "house elf…"

  94. Accursed One says:

    Using a counterweight-system also works

  95. SuperOtter13 says:

    Thanks gentlemen for sharing this with us. I would love to see the aforementioned catapult episode. Keep up the excellent work

  96. ohtrueyeahnah says:

    T U R G E N T

  97. amuseliese says:

    A comment!

  98. c k says:

    Ambiguously gay duo… Totally real

  99. heavenzceed says:

    Next time have a snare pull string for demons.. great video… easy broken nec for dummy omg..

  100. Stone Bone says:

    Remove those branches and itll spring up alot faster.

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