Thursday, November 14, 2013

PEANUT BUTTER: Add to your preps

Peanut butter was first patented in Quebec in 1884. And it takes 540 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter. So, peanut butter has been around for quite a while. And I feel for those who can't eat peanut butter. Just think of all the things that you can make with peanut butter.

There is peanut butter fudge, peanut butter pie, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter cookies. I could go on and on. But, you can also use peanut butter in your preps. Besides it being a good source of protein, you can also use it to bait traps. I've used it on mousetraps for years, and it works really well. So, if you needed to, you could take a spring loaded rat trap, wire it up like on your fence or spike it down on a rabbit path, then add some peanut butter as bait. 

Then wait.

When you hear the snap of the trap, you just might have a nice squirrel or a rabbit for the food pot. Some say that it works better than snares. As for me, I would do both. Rat traps are not too pricey. Use a few screws and some wire to keep them from being taken away by a larger animal.

We had a neighbor lady, years ago, who used rat traps to catch squirrels. She said it was easier to bait them with the peanut butter 'cause it sticks. There was many a time that she would show up at our house, when my dad was away at the air base in Little Rock, with a pot of squirrel soup with dumplings or fried squirrel with some gravy and biscuits or cornbread. 

I can remember many a night that she would come over and spend time with my sister and mom and me. She also smoked a corn cob pipe. But that's for other stories down the road.

So, add some jars of peanut butter to your preps. It could come in real handy.


  1. Flier,

    We have plenty of peanut butter stocked and rotated continuously.
    I've used it for catching mice, never used peanut butter for trapping squirrels or rabbits. Now that's a thought though!!!

    1. Sandy, I've tried it on squirrels and rabbits, and filled the meat pot. If your not good at setting snare's. The rat traps work really well, if you have to bug out, or if you have to bug in.
      Thanks for stopping by.


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