Lean To Shelter

by jesse
(buffalo)

good stuff

good stuff

Lean to shelter:
Elevated Bed
Waterproof roof
Fire pit as heating source

Tools:
Gerber Machete
Axe
Saw
Winchester Buck Knife

Days Of Work:
4

Fits 8 on elevated bed


Prepare to be a wilderness survivor.

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Thanks
by: Louis

I have seen this same kind of shelter in so many movies. I think this one is the easiest and an effective shelter means, if you are on short stays at a place and is not a big dangerous spot too.

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Not bad
by: SIC 2011

Its looks like a good shelter but with all those tools at youre disposal it took you 4 days whitch is way to long in a survival situation you migth only have a knife and not have 4 days to make it. For exemple on my Survival Instructor Course i did with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. On our solos whitch where tree days we only had: Knife(dull),Our close on our back ( whitch we could not destroy or use ),2 oranges,1 portion of chicken , 1 potato and a poncho. Thats it and i made an A-frame shelter on a platform about 5 feet by 7-8 feet in about a day since it was raining the whole time i know it was also waterproof and we had a bunch of other task to accomplish. If i whould be you id try to take less time with less equipment.

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Lean To Shelter
by: Robbie

Find a log that is in the air about chest high. Go out searching for some logs that will cover at least 4/5 of your body. Lean them up onto the log in the air and make it wide enough and make sure that it will block most of the rain if it does.

Then, optional, you can take more logs and put them on the other side of the log. For warmth, I would find rocks and stack them on one side. Your body should probably be against those rocks.

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Winter
by: Chey Murray

Actually a lean-to is a very good shelter in the winter. In fact, its what I like to choose in the winter. With the fire in front lean-to's stay nice and toasty.

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by: Anonymous

Not bad as a summer shelter. Lean-to's are insufficient in the winter, though, as the heat escapes out the front gap.

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Good Stuff
by: Joker

Im thinking the lean to is looking pretty good but there is just 2 things missing. 1: a toilet and 2: a private place for me to bring my kiddies without disturbing anyone. catch my drift

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long campfire
by: Anonymous

Lean to are great, but your campfire should be long narrow, about 2 foot wide so the heat could heat you whole body...dont you think?

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Nice!
by: Will

It's looking great! I have just one critique however: on your fire pit, make it either a long-fire (what it sounds like), or move it closer to your head. Putting it in the middle is a common mistake, as your head doesn't often get heated enough. All in all, though, a golden shelter. Bravo!

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lean to shelter
by: Anonymous

laying on it

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Question
by: Richard

What do you mean about fits 8 on the bed people laying or standing on it? By the way it looks really good. I plan on posting some shelters I have built too just havent got around to taking any pics of them yet.

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