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How to build an elevated, raised Bog Ken shelter in the wilderness

For many reasons it is sometimes necessary or advisable to build one's survival shelter raised off the ground. Especially is this true in the more tropical countries where noxious snakes and insects abound. A simple form of raised shelter is shown by Fig. 63. To build this shelter we must…
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How to build a belowground shelter to provide protection from the elements

The advantages and disadvantages of a belowground shelter A belowground (underground) shelter provides many advantages over an above-ground structure.  A belowground shelter can not only insulate you from the cold, it can reduce the midday heat as much as 16 to 22 degrees C (30 to 40 degrees F).  A…
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Desert Shelters

Desert Shelters In the dry, arid, desert environment, consider the time, effort, and material needed to make a shelter. Any unneeded body movement will consume precious #160; You want your desert shelter to be effective but simple to construct. If you have material such as a poncho, canvas, or a…
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Beach Shade Shelter

Beach Shade Shelter The beach shade shelter protects you from the sun, wind, rain, and heat. It is easy to make using natural materials found in a beach environment. Follow these steps to build a beach shade shelter. Find and collect driftwood or other natural material to use as support…
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Three-Pit Snow Shelter

Tree-Pit Snow Shelter If you are in a cold, deep, snow-covered area where evergreen trees grow and you have a digging tool, you can make a tree-pit snow shelter. Follow these steps to build a Tree-Pit Snow Shelter. Find a tree with bushy branches that provides overhead cover. Dig out…
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Debris Hut Shelter

Debris Hut For warmth and ease of construction, the debris hut is one of the best. When shelter is essential to survival, and time is of the essence, build this shelter. Follow these steps to build a Debris Hut shelter. Make a tripod with two short stakes and a long…
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Swamp Bed

Swamp Bed In a marsh or swamp, or any area with standing water or continually wet ground, the swamp bed keeps you out of the water. When selecting such a site, consider the weather, wind, tides, and available materials. To make a swamp bed, you should: Look for four trees…
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One-Man Shelter – how to build a one-man shelter in a survival situation

One-Man Shelter A one-man shelter you can easily make using material, a tree and three poles. One pole should be about meters (15 feet) long and the other two about 3 meters (10 feet) long. To make this shelter, you should: Secure the (15-foot) pole to the tree at about…
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One-Pole Tarp Tepee

One-Pole Parachute Tepee You need material for a canopy, stakes, a stout center pole, paracord rope, and an inner core and needle to construct this tepee. To make this tepee: Select a shelter site and scribe a circle about 4 meters (13 feet) in diameter on the ground. Attach lines…
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Poncho Tent Shelter

Poncho Tent This tent provides a low silhouette. Unlike a poncho lean-to shelter, the Poncho Tent Shelter protects you from the elements on two sides. It has, however, less usable space and observation area than a lean-to, decreasing your reaction time to detection. To make this tent, you need a…
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