The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation

The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation

Anthonio Akkermans

Language: English

Pages: 143

ISBN: 2:00318296

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


You can survive a couple of weeks without food and a few days without water, but in some cases, you would be lucky to survive one night without shelter.

With structures ideally suited for any weather condition, this book presents emergency shelter designs built from a variety of elements, including 100 percent gathered items, a combination of natural and store-bought supplies and even durable construction materials.

The author offers helpful tips and techniques for mastering your shelter-building skills, as well as tutorials on how to make basic tools, bedding, mattresses and other items to increase shelter comfort.

Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, this all-encompassing primer teaches you how to construct a variety of lifesaving shelters, including:

• Rock Shelter
• Debris Hut
• Lean-To
• Bent Sapling Shelter
• Snow Cave
• Subterranean Shelter
• Scandinavian Lavvu
• Ger/Yurt
• Basha/Tarp Shelter

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should not feel limited by the designs in this book. In the case of snow shelters, for instance, other options may be to simply dig a 3-feet deep hole horizontally into a snowdrift or slope, before digging upward to create a pod big enough for you to sit up or even lie in. Excavated snow can be heaped onto the outside to give you a larger shelter. Another option is to dig a pit, which is then covered by evergreen branches and snow or even just blocks of snow, much like the subterranean shelter we

non-load-bearing. 4.  Hide your seams. Once finished with this seam, place the two bands on a flat surface and fold the seam over itself so that the sewn edges are both hidden away within the fold. You want to do this neatly so you end up with a half-inch wide “strip” of 4 layers of cloth along the entire seam. 5.  Re-sew the seam. Pin the new seam in place and roll the material back up the same way you did before. Place it back into the sewing machine and sew one line of neat and small

door. 1.  Raise the roof ring. Take three roof poles and place them at equal intervals along the wall. Take the ends of two of them and loop them over the wall, with the rounded end lying on the ground near the center. Grab your roof ring, and bring it inside the circle. Holding the roof ring at the correct angle, count out the empty junctions between the two fastened poles. Count out the same number of gaps on the roof ring, and insert each pole in the space to either side of this gap. Holding

the main thing is to consider the camp location. Take full advantage of shelter that’s already present such as trees blocking the wind or overhanging branches taking the sting out of the rain. The site should be safe, close to required resources, ideally flat and relatively soft. Keep in mind that a tent pitched next to a water source will be soaking in the morning. When picking a site, you also want to ensure that you do not disturb the natural environment too much, so avoid flattening a site

Use some cord or other strong wrapping material, and create a strong tie at the end of the split (halfway up the branch). 2.  Insert the stone into the split. Wedge it as close to the center of the stick as possible, where the wrapping you previously did ought to prevent the stick from splitting further. 3.  Wrap the two. Wrap one of the halves around the stone, and then the other. Use cord to tie it all off. You may have to redo the wrapping occasionally as the stick dries. An alternative

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