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Friday, June 17, 2011

Wilderness Survival: Shelters

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Wildernes Survival Shelter
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Here are blog posts and videos on constructing and using wilderness survival shelters.
Wilderness Survival: Shelter, Fire, Water, Hypothermia. Paul

50 Responses to Wilderness Survival: Shelter, Fire, Water, Hypothermia. Paul Tarsitano. PaulT1960 says: May 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm. Yes..using a small limb as a mallet works well…have you ever used wedges made out of wood
Publish Date: 05/11/2011 19:41
Survival Shelter | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Up the Hill · Shelters in the Trees · Survival Shelter · ‘Small Animal Shelter’ · Chickadee on a Bucket. License. All Rights Reserved. Privacy. This photo is visible to everyone. keyboard shortcuts: ← previous photo
Publish Date: 03/31/2011 15:45

9 Different Military Poncho Survival Shelter Configurations |

Use a military poncho as a survival shelter! Here are 9 Different ways to do it!
Publish Date: 04/10/2011 10:20
Basic Survival Skills 101-6: Survival Shelters | eFoodsDirect Blog
Wither surviving lost in the wilderness or after a disaster when your home is destroyed, knowing how to build a safe and sturdy shelter to protect your family from the elements is vital for survival.

Publish Date: 05/02/2011 23:00
Emergency Shelter and Sleeping Gear | Survival Planning
When a crisis occurs the basic survival elements that are required by the victim include supportive medication or treatment, water, food, shelter and clothing. It is always best to keep a first aid kit and some emergency

Publish Date: 05/09/2011 18:04
Guide to lightweight emergency shelters for wilderness survival
An survival shelter is an important component of an wilderness emergency kit. Here’s a list of several light-weight tarps that can be packed away and easily carried.

Publish Date: 04/06/2011 4:29
Survival Series – Priorities for Surviving
Mrs. Jarhead in front of a survival shelter – our first igloo! Despite being a little lopsided it worked great. Click photo for a closer look. To start with we’ll talk about the Rule of Threes.
Publish Date: 05/06/2011 4:00
survivalist gear: Wilderness Survival: Shelter, fire, water
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Publish Date: 05/19/2011 23:30
How Wilderness Survival And Urban Survival Skills Fit Together
In both wilderness and urban survival, the most important common factor that will determine success or failure is your mindset. The basics of survival are also common to wilderness and urban scenarios: shelter, water,

Publish Date: 05/08/2011 22:01
Wilderness shelter
Shelter should be the first consideration when faced with a Wilderness survival situation but may not be number one if you are simply trail walking at the moment. Anytime a survival question comes up you must stop and
Publish Date: 05/17/2011 17:00
How To Build A Shelter In The Wilderness Without Bringing Any
In some wilderness there are natural pits created by animals or trees falling. You can use this for a shelter. Just line it with tree boughs or bark. Just make sure that there are no snakes or small animals within the

Publish Date: 05/05/2011 15:51
How to make different types of shelter-wilderness survival mb
How to make different types of shelter-wilderness survival mb. 04/20/11. How to make different types of shelter-wilderness survival mb · Permalink 04:15:35 pm by nick, Categories: Monthly Theme / MB

Publish Date: 04/20/2011 13:15

YourTube Videos on Wilderness Survival Shelters

Wilderness Shelter
We show you how to build a Wilderness Shelter should you ever be caught out in the wilds. The quality has been significantly reduced from the original footage.
bushcraft survival long term wilderness shelter 7 of 7 heating the shelter.wmv
heating the shelter with hot stones

bushcraft survival long term wilderness shelter part 1 of 7 making a bowsaw.wmv
making a bow-saw handel from hazel
Buidling Winter Wilderness Shelter & Fire in Maine
Buidling Wilderness Shelter & Fire in Maine and demonstrating some simple methods to start fire

Wilderness Lean-To by Nutnfancy: Part 1
PART 1 OF 3: Building a lean-to wilderness shelter in snowy and cold conditions…good times! There are numerous shelters that you can construct in these northern, mountainous woods and this is one of them. It does require a fair amount of time, calo…
Survival Shelter- Basic Scout Pit At the Scout Basic course build a survival shelter emphasizing low profile.
Winter Wilderness Shelter
Building shelter with a basic plastic tarp and para cord in winter.

Spencer Two Dogs; wilderness shelters that work “A Tale of Two Shelters”
Wilderness survival is often taught by people who have read a lot of books. Here you get a look at shelters built by someone who long ago passed the Boy Scout merit badge, the Army survival test, and simply living in the woods. Here are two shelters …
Wilderness Survival Tips : Wilderness Survival Shelter Tips
Building a shelter in the wilderness is key to survival, especially in harsh conditions, so consider using rain gear, sticks and debris to create a lean-to or tent for protection. Create some insulation to make the most of a shelter with life-saving …
Bushcraft Practice – Wilderness Emergency Shelter Frame
We build a very simple wilderness shelter frame in this video. We start by constructing two Amazing Wilderness Camp Chair frames, install one cross beam and the basic frame is complete. Add a waterproof tarp and your done. To see this shelter startin…

Basic Survival Shelter Using An Emergency Blanket
Demo of how to create a shelter using a Mylar blanket. Every survival situation is different(climate, Weather, location, ETC.). The shelter you make would depend on those factors. This is a basic shelter that would be great for certain conditions and…
Survival Shelter–Inexpensive Geodesic Domes presents this short feature on a couple of inexpensive, easy to build geodesic domes for use as shelters for survival, storing belongings, or mini-greenhouses..
Building a Shelter – Ray Mears Extreme Survival – BBC
Ray Mears shows us how to make a strong shelter in wet forest, and the right and wrong ways to strike a match.

Survival Shelter – Debris Hut Part One
Maine Primitive Skills School instructor Mike Douglas teaches how to construct the Debris Hut Shelter.(Part I of II) Visit us online at
There you have a good number of sources for wilderness survival shelters. Be smart. Be prepared ~Richard Davidian
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