Debris shelter

by Jay C Higgins
(North Cape May, New Jersey,America)

Debris shelter

Debris shelter

Find a strong sturdy branch about a foot taller then your height. ARCH it on a tree ,rock or anything strong and durable than place smaller branches on both sides of the branch that is ARCHED. When it is pretty well covered put leaves small shrubs all over the shelter so it acts like a insulation system and protects you from the rain.

Make sure you leave a space or opening so you can get in and out of it.


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forgot to change my rating on the last one
by: Wilson

That really wasn't a very helpful description about how to make a debris/brush hut. People should use a good field guide for wilderness survival that spends time explaining the hows and whys of shelter making!

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Remember...
by: Wilson

You need to cover the brush hut with about an arm's depth of material to keep water out for any amount of time. Save time by using a large amount of smaller sticks to prevent your shelter from becoming just a brush pile. Start the insulating layer from the bottom and work your way up. Make sure your entry is facing east or slightly south east, allowing maximum shelter from wind/rain and exposure to more warming sun.
Don't forget to be very careful about where you build your shelter; avoid natural hazards that may pop up like flash floods, rock slides, avalanche, etc.

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Don't forget ground cover first
by: Jake

Most everyone schooled in survival basics already knows this, but it might be good to mention that its easier to lay down ground cover (insulation) before you construct the debris shelter.

It's much easier, especially when you're building a smaller shelter.

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