Security, water, fire. And now, shelter.
For both immediate and long-term outdoor emergency situations, protective survival shelters are a must. Shelter types depend on weather conditions, your geographic location, and the season of the year.
If you’re lost in a forest without your gear or the means to create a fire, here’s how to build a debris shelter to help you get through the night.
This type of shelter should keep you warm and dry. And you’ll see why this probably won’t work in a pine forest.
Survival Lilly starts with a ridge pole leaning against a natural structure. Beneath this you cover the ground with a thick layer of dead leaves.
This is a simple video of friends camping for a couple of days in a Michigan forest. Essentially it was a winter camp meet-up in the Huron National Forest of several guys with YouTube channels.
There are no “this is how you this” or “how to do that”; they just do what has to be done for shelter, fire, and food.
So if you want watch winter skills and gear in action, including …
The Canadian Prepper wanted to see what it would be like to spend a night outdoors in below 30°C (-22°F) temperatures. He wanted to condition himself to the harsh realities of having to bug out into the deep woods in the thick of Canadian prairie winter.
And he went by himself.
He was testing Aeris (by fortress Gear) base layer clothing for a future video, so he wore no winter jacket. Tough test.
He drove as far as he could on a snowed-in road, hiked through thick brush with his monowalker ( a sled and rickshaw blend), and set up camp in raw woodlands.