Wilderness Shelters from around the world

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A bunch of cool wilderness shelters from around the world

Navajo Hogan Shelter - A hogan is a traditional Navajo home.

Navajo Hogan Shelter
photo by by Wolfgang Staudt @ Flickr

Remote Fishing Hut Shelter

Fishing Hut Shelter
photo by by laurimyllyvirta @ Flickr

A Shelter near the Famous Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Shelter
photo by by jps246 @ Flickr

A Really nice Lean-To Shelter

Lean To
photo by by wheany @ Flickr

A natural Shelter out in the woods

Natural Shelter
photo by by brainsluice @ Flickr

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  1. hermitjim says:

    I’m thinking that I could get by in one of those…one o the perks o being single and lexible!

    • Joshua D... says:

      Thought id share this interesting fact… If you build a lean to or another shelter where youll have the opportunity for an open wall near fire… If you can get ahold of a large sheet of plastic cover the open wall in plastic and build your fire a safe distance from the plastic itll actually allow the heat from the fire to enter your shelter and wont let it back out… this is simple physics but it works well… I heard if u cant use plastic thin cloth and other thin materials that can get warm to the touch near a fire will insulate vs the outside weather but will allow for heat transfer… Also i hear u can take metal conducting material and run in from inside your fireplace to the inside of your shelter and it will naturally beat a conduit for heat into your shelter… I have tested the plastic idea and its awesome havent tested the conductor… =P enjoy and practice!

      • Christolicblue says:

        I’ve tried the plastic idea and it worked amazingly… It was a warm evening, but that night turned out to drop down to around 15F. I had a 6×9 plastic painters drop sheet bundled in my pack and I strung it up to cover the open face of my lean-to and I am guessing it had to have been close to 70F degrees or more in there…. I was stripped to my undies in an hour and slept like a baby.

  2. Robert says:

    One of these shelters definitely seems like a stress free peaceful way to live

  3. shinerbock says:

    I like that Navajo shelter, very cool. That seems pretty livable.

  4. Nature Kay says:

    these shelters look pretty cool – I could see myself living quite happily in one of them.

  5. mike paslay says:

    does anyone no how to build this shelter it look like it wood be graet in the desart. can someone explain how thank mike.

  6. Voodoo says:

    I like the Navajo one. It looks like it could be easily camo’d. It would definatly suck if there was a heavy downpour, it don’t look like it take that too well.

  7. Randy says:

    Mike, it’s a basic wooden frame with clay and some basic branches to withstand the weight of the clay. I lived in one for a month in Moab Utah.

  8. Randy says:

    Keep in mind, it’s a cerimonial shelter, showing respect for in the most general terms, Earth. It’s not truely a Hogan unless build to traditional specification.

  9. hayguiz says:

    im doin the lean to 4 a skool project

  10. nice shelters
    mite even put some on my webbie some great shelters around the world

  11. Judy says:

    We have a lot of the “natural Shelter out in the woods”. However, they are usually very wet and come with occupying critters!

  12. ray says:

    The natural shelter could be a problem with dangerous critters that may already occupy it, if I could choose the Navajo shelter would be the best due to it being sealed.

  13. I’m going to build that log cabin lean to.

  14. If the forest service green police find my cabin will they take me to the federal forced labor death camps? I need to cache a lot of food and gear. Only so much fits in even the larger (5000 – 6000 cubic inch) backpacks.

    • rev. dave says:

      Don’t put it all in your cabin. If you’re near a scout camp, church camp, or even forest service buildings, you can bury stuff under those – assuming a crawl space. Under your own floor would work well too, as long as you can not leave a ‘door’ for anyone to find as a clue.

      Eric Rudolph had dynamite buried under a boy scout cabin. Those places are only occupied part of the year. If nothing else, build some cubbies into the ground as sturdy cache points, and bury those when they’re full. (yes, it means carrying in construction materials like cement, but its dependable long-term caching if done right)

      I’m not sure about this, but a milsurp steel container with gaskets might work well for long-term too. Pick a spot you can camo with rocks and shrubs, or under some wild rose bush, load the container, coat it generously with cosmoline or something similar, and just leave it there under a camo tarp in the hidden location. A year of two of leaves and it’ll be the next thing to invisible.

      Don’t hide anything too close to your cabin – but close enough to carry or drag it back when you need to get into it. Also close enough to protect with a rifle.

  15. Fish says:

    Ok, This may sound weird but, I’m in HS and im alreading getting prepared. I notice the younger socites are very violent. So I love this website for buging out things. Heres a sugestion on if you in an area that has Either Birch Bark Trees or Clay. Take the idea from the Navajo and the lean to and combine them. Take the lean to and put clay or birch bark on on it so you could possible have a house thats well insilated from animals and somtimes insects. That was just a suggestion. =)

    • Joe says:

      You are not the only teen who is ready (and happily anticipating [not the people dying, just the fact that I can 'live off the land']) for the world to end.

  16. PD says:

    I think we could all learn some necessary survival skills, shelter, food gathering and preparation from other cultures and societies. The shelters you have posted above are really cool.

  17. Brian says:

    Back in the day when I took my vacations on a motorcycle, these were what I used instead of having to carry a tent. I travelled the Rocky Mountains, mostly, so material was plentiful. Lean-to’s or A-frames were the easiest, logs and branches. I stayed very warm and very dry. Usually left them standing for the next guy to use.

  18. Brian says:

    All those ideas sound very good. As a career firefighter be careful on the material you use and size when making the conduction heater from your fire pit or heater to inside your dwelling. The materials your dwelling is made of or the STUFF you bring along inside with you needs to be far enough away form the material that will help heat your dwelling

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