Survivalist Tip of the Month

 Make an Insulated Shelter

Building an effective shelter can help protect you from hypothermia and the elements. 

• Think Small: Since your body heat will be your primary source of warmth, build a shelter just big enough to accommodate your body when lying down.

• Construct the Framework: To make a simple lean-to, use available resources, such as a fallen tree or rest a strong branch securely against a standing tree. 

• Add the Sides: Stack sticks close together on one side. Use progressively smaller sticks to fill in gaps.

 Insulation: Cover the sides & ground with bark, leaves, pine needles or moss — the thicker the material, the more protected you will be.