Shelters

Tree Pit Shelter

In a wooded area in deep snow conditions, this type of shelter can offer excellent protection from the elements. Location:You should begin by looking for a natural feature to help build your structure. In this case, scout out a large tree in deep snow surroundings, with thick lower branches. When constructing this shelter these branches will provide …

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Tree Root Shelter

Make the most of what you find. You can utilize a fallen trees root formation to make quick structures. Look for a tree root formation which you can crawl under. It can be roofed over with smaller fallen trees with branches and evergreen boughs on top to help keep you dry. Alternatively, If its a …

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Wickiup Shelter

A wickiup or wigwam is a domed, cone-shaped shelter covered with some sort of roofing materials. These roofing materials can include brush, bark, boughs, grass, hides, tarps, etc. The structures are formed with a frame of flexible poles, or saplings (about 5 or 6) that are driven into the ground in a half-oval or semi-circular …

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