Tips & Warnings
Use pliers or sticks to help form the wire to avoid accidentally receiving a puncture wound from the wire. Even a small puncture can prove dangerous in a survival situation.
Tie the short length of twine or string around the shank, below the bend or loop, to help provide additional strength to the hook.
Article Written By Keith Dooley
Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.