Re: Bedding in Peat
I only use a 1/4" or less in the bed to bed the trap in only to help keep the frame and levers from freezing tight. Then put my trappers cap on and sift peat over trap, pack peat tight, sift more peat on and pack. I do this until I have approx 1/4" of packed peat covering the trap. I then pull the trapper cap of and put a pinch of fine peat on the pan to cover it and then sift enough local dirt on top of the peat to blend in with the rest of the ground. If there is to be a chance of freeze I sprinkle table salt on the set before I leave. I use enough salt to give the sifted dirt a look like it has frost onn it. Again you must sift the peat and also use polyfill under the pan.
Honesty is my only excuse.