Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Long Term Survival - A Bushcraft Shelter Part 2

The rest of the story

Rather than drag this out to another post, I present the last of the vids' here.

I was rather impressed that the shelter was strong enough to hold his weight.


  1. I loved this video and thank the author for creating it. However it is more proof that what you need is a tent. The time and effort to make this substandard shelter (no offense intended) is too great to be practical. Get a good backpacking tent. Maybe two one in your bugout bag and one in your car. Get a family tent. Have a couple of tents in a couple of places so you have options and aren't forced to spend valuable hours making a shelter that is barely acceptable. However, if you have nothing, then it's good to know how to make a shelter.

  2. I like it.I make something similar but cover with canvas tarps then with the boughs. Though I size mine more like a wheelan type shelter with more room for these winters. I found I need the extra wind break as well as the insulation afforded by the tree boughs. You could assemble it months or weeks in advance and then finish it at the last minute. Mine has enough draftiness to it for me not to worry about using a 5 gallon rocket type stove in it. Add a 5 gallon thermal mass of boiling water on top and Your good for the worst blizzard conditions. All is needed is a good source/amount of fuel. Yeppers, these could be a real stealth abode/winter camp. You'll get the drift.

  3. I saw one on YouTube where they had two of these shelters facing each other with a fire pit in between. There was a slight opening left near the top the length of the shelter and it was thatched very well as is was very dark inside. There was only sleeping on the ground, but quite a few bodies could be crammed in there. Looked pretty weather proof also.