Tripwire and trigger kit for legal animal trapping or for home alert devises
Many of the alarm/alert devices or legal animal snare traps sold on the market only come with the device itself and no mechanism to trigger it. But, with the US Spectre tripwire and trigger kit, you can easily make a trigger mechanism for legal snare traps or purchased and DIY alarm/alert devices.
The tripwire and trigger kit comes complete with;
4 bobbins of 150lb. test grey braided Polyethylene trip line. (15 feet each)
Braided line is much stronger than traditional tripwire and has no stretch
2 - bobbins 24 gauge tripwire (20 feet each)
For lightweight triggers or if ac/dc current is needed
2 - heavy duty 200lb test loop ended 1/16” x 3” steel cable
For heavy pressure release device
4 - trigger “L” wood screws 2“ with setting dimple
For holding the devise trip
4 - headless 2 ½” nail trigger spikes
To activate the trigger assembly
8 - ½ inch steel rings 125lb test
Trip line connectors
8 - snap hook clasps 100lb. test
Clasping trip line connectors
8 - number # 8 black woodscrew eyelets
Trip line anchor and traverse point
1 - pair mini folding scissors with wire cutting notch
Sharpened and notched at US Spectre will easily cut the 24-gauge wire
1 - one inch strip 80 grit emery
Sand off any dings or nicks hammering in the spike
#1 Direct acting tripline for pull activated device.
A direct acting trip wire is simply your trip line anchored to a post or tree and stretched across a pathway and directly attached to the device to be activated when the wire has been tripped (pulled) crossing in either direction.
Eyelet screw snap clip and tripline
#2 Static pin trigger and traverse eye for pressure release activated device.
When setting up a device that is parallel to the pathway (90 degrees to the tripwire), you will need to set up a traverse point and trigger for a device to be activated when tripping the wire in both directions.
Trigger set up for a static pin
Trip line ring behind clip line to device
#3 Pressure release rotating L shape wood screw with traverse eye and pivot pin trigger (dual acting).
Screw in the L shape woodscrew to just above the threads in the base of a tree, low tree limb or best an exposed horizontal root. Screw in and out one full turn several times until the L screw can turn 45 degrees freely for the counterweight to activate the trigger. Start driving in a trigger spike even with the dimple on the L leg and rock the spike back and forth parallel to the leg of the L screw after each hit until you achieve a good depth for the spike to pivot past both sides of the horizontal leg. (Be sure not to widen the hole while elongating it).
Dimpled spike catch
Dual acting set up detail
Dual acting tripline tripped
Dual acting tripped if tripline is cut