6 Widerness Survival Shelters

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Here are some actual Survival Shelters that you can realistically build for yourself in an emergency.

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Survival Shelters

Survival Shelters

Survival Shelters

Survival Shelters

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14 Responses to " 6 Widerness Survival Shelters " Please share your thoughts...

  1. lou says:

    Those are some nice looking shelters, some of them look very comfy!

  2. Perry says:

    Except for number one, all the rest assume one has adequate line and cutting tools. Not likely when accidently lost during a day hike or seperated from a group.

    • mur says:

      The cordage for the bed is roots by the look of it and if a person does not have a knife on them while hiking in the woods, they really should stay home.

  3. Joshua Wilson says:

    I made shelter a lot like the 5th one and I’m only 15 it only took a saw/hatchet so if I can do it anyone can. But you have to practice it took me an hour to make so good luck!

  4. mike says:

    take small sapplings that are green and strip the bark down in long narrow sections…it works to fasten logs or anything else together just as well as rope. the greener the better!

  5. Jeremiah R says:

    Nice shelters…Its something every outdoors person should know how to build..

    • cs says:

      damn nice shelters

    • joe says:

      that is a true statement right there

  6. Mordern Survivor Crider says:

    If you use spruce root you can tie down nearly anything, a basic fixed blade survival knife you can use to make all the shelters above. I teach my friends and family to always be prepared when going on hike, if your not always prepared your never prepared. So at least always carry a knife with you.

  7. Brian says:

    Crow’s foot also works very well when one is lacking rope. Still need a knife, though. I built a version of the lean-to one time for scouts. Never got a chance to take photos, but it was pretty cool. Basically, you build two lean-tos, one opposite the other. Using soft local ground cover, build a bed underneath. Take a tarp, trash bag, or more other local cover and cover over the whole of one end with a small extension. This is for your gear. cover the other end only part way. This is to keep rain that is slanting/falling off of your roof from hitting you or your sleeping arrangements. The open part in-between the two lean-tos is actually an area for your fire to be put at. Always be sure to put it out, and try and cover over as much area on the roof that you can when you sleep.

  8. Joe says:

    every one shoukd try a snowshelter THERE SO WARM

  9. June says:

    What do you build as a shelter when none of those things (forrests) are available to you? I’ve seen lost of survival techniques on how to build shelters in the woods, but some people are in desolate, arid climates with little vegitation.

    • Chris says:

      In desolate environs you can make shelters from rock and scrub brush. Just need to watch out for nasties slithering around on the ground.

  10. Larry says:

    I believe if you travel in a d8 or d9 bulldozer you should be able to construct a basic shelter. If you travel with a 9 man C02 inflatable liferaft you can prop it up on it’s side as long as you don’t place the fire too close to it. I like to travel with a M2 flamethower to provide instant heat when needed. The kerosene will burn on any surface so go into the woods or desert and light it up. Sometimes I just bring a Inflatable Military CBRN Tent and travel with a 6×6 truck incase I’m stuck out in the woods.

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