Monday, April 17, 2023 by Zoey Sky
When facing a survival scenario, knowing how to build a shelter means you can protect yourself from the elements. A shelter will also provide warmth on a cold night.
Before SHTF, learn several primitive ways to build a shelter. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com)
If you’re a beginner, start with learning how to build a debris hut. This shelter can be built using only natural materials.
You will need sticks, leaves and other resources from your surroundings. While not as sturdy as the other shelters on this list, a debris hut offers reliable protection from the elements.
If your debris hut is built properly, you can use the heat generated by your body to maintain a comfortable temperature between 96 F (37 C) and 100 F (38 C).
A debris hut is ideal for regions with mild climates and it can protect you from wind and snow. (Related: 10 Survival skills everyone needs to know.)
To make a debris hut, you will need:
How to build a debris shelter
A lean-to shelter is ideal if you are only spending one night outdoors. This shelter will protect you from strong winds or rain since the open side can be oriented away from those elements.
A lean-to shelter isn’t as stable and comfortable as other shelters, but it is easy to build and doesn’t require too many materials to construct.
To make a lean-to, you will need:
How to build a lean-to shelter
A tree root shelter is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time to build your shelter. It also doesn’t require a lot of energy and resources.
To build this shelter, you need to dig out the area around tree roots and leverage their structural support. A tree root shelter will provide dependable protection from the elements.
If you find a tree that has fallen in the area, use it as a tree root shelter by excavating the roots sticking out of the ground.
This shelter is also ideal if you are bugging out in an area with high moisture levels.
To make a tree root shelter, you will need:
How to build a tree root shelter
A wickiup shelter is a teepee-designed shelter built off of a tripod made from branches.
It was once used by Native Americans and can stand up to all kinds of conditions. The teepee frame of the shelter is insulated with lots of leaves. You can use forest debris to cover the entire exterior of the shelter.
A wickiup will provide enough protection from the sun and rain and offers good ventilation.
A wickiup shelter takes longer to build because you need to look for materials that you will need to weave together.
Build a wickiup if you need shelter for two or more people.
To build a wikiup shelter, you will need:
How to build a wickiup shelter
Before disaster strikes, learn about primitive methods that you can use to build a temporary shelter like a lean-to or wickiup shelter so you can protect yourself from the elements.
Watch the video below to find out why you need an emergency sleeping bag in your bug-out bag.
This video is from the Bashiru channel on Brighteon.com.
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By Zoey Sky
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