Kookoomyer's Lean to
by Jordan "Kookoomyer"
(Edgewater, FL US)
This was my first ever shelter made completely out of things found in nature (bamboo, palmettos and vines.) My previous failed attempts had been in part because I was attempting to build a free standing shelter rather than use living trees to brace the shelter against.
I gave myself a time limit of 2 Hrs. as to not get too carried away and also to attempt other survival skills during my first full 24 Hr stint with min. supplies. If it had been a true life or death situation I would have spent a little time as needed to beef it up more and keep the elements out.
I guess if I had to say what I learned from the experience it is that...
LOCATION is EVERYTHING!