Traps and Mines

A trap is a device or tactic intended to catch a trespasser or an enemy. A trap often has some sort of bait intended to lure the victim towards it and are also positioned on busy roads or is activated when the victim performs everyday actions such as opening a door, picking something up or switching something on.

There may be different set of motives for planting a trap, it may be to merely cause discomfort or embarrassment among friends as a practical joke, to cause injury or pain, or used by criminals to protect illicit property or goods, by some owners of legal property who wish to protect it from theft, and during warfare.

An explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over. The use of land mines is controversial because they cannot make the difference between a soldier and civilian, hence may harm innocents.

The first land mine in Europe was created by Pedro Navarro, a Spanish soldier, who used it in the settles of the Italian castles, in the beginning of the sixteenth century.

The first modern mechanically-fused high explosive anti-personnel land mines were created by Confederate troops of Brigadier General Gabriel J. Rains during the Battle of Yorktown in 1862.

You will discover many more interesting articles and guides on booby traps and landmines within this archive including cartridge trap building, how to make a landmine, build mines & booby traps, making pepper pot mines, tripwires, improvised booby-traps and mines and much more!