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.