13 How To Build A Shelter In The Forest

How To Build A Shelter In The Forest

Posted on October 23, 2010 by team

Have lost your way in the forest? Here you can learn read how to construct a house and survive, until you be found!

A bivouac (camp) is a temporary dwelling for the person who has got in an unforseen situation. Therefore you must arrange the camp according to this situation. But despite everything, if it is possible, you should build a strong, capital construction, keeping heat and protecting you from any bad weather. If for example you have been thrown out on a desert island or in a deaf taiga after a plane or a ship crash.

It is very simple to construct a temporary shelter in the forest.

We choose a tree which has fallen angularly.

We prepare branches of nessesary length. We do not need thick branches they are heavy and if they fall on you, it will be unpleasant. We also do not take too thin ones – they can not sustain the weight of fir things and will break.

We place the prepeared branches at angularly to a tree.

We choose such an angle, that it would be possible to fit into the shelter. If the corner is too sharp – there won’t be enough space under the roof and if it is too obtuse – the roof might get wet in the rain and fail (epic) under the weight of snow.

We prepare fir twigs.

We start to lay from below. It will allow water to roll down on branches without getting into the shelter

If you are lucky to find fir branches it is better to use them. Their needles are wider than needles of pine for example so the shelter will get wet less.


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13 Responses to “How To Build A Shelter In The Forest”

  1. Half-Breed says:


  2. Kent_Diegp says:

    Did not look like good location. Too close to water and the ground will be very wet there.

  3. Tom says:

    I thought he would do the other side too. Make a tent, you know.

    Also I want to show you all this. ‘Recommended site’ fail

  4. DougW says:

    Built a few of those… They only works if the
    rain isn’t coming in sideways. ^_^

  5. George Johnson says:

    We used to build those as kids. That one only has one side, if you have time, do the other side and you can make a cover for the entrance.

  6. Miss Prissy says:

    Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild) can build a better shelter.

  7. CZenda says:

    It works, but it is easier to have a tent ready (one-man tent is hardly heavier than 1 kg these days) ;-)
    The ideal tool for cutting the branches is machete, I used to use the basic sugar-cane type.

  8. Testicules says:

    Where is the jacuzzi?

  9. whodareswins says:

    That is incredible because we lack the knowledge to build shelters in other countries

  10. GrumblyGoolies says:

    I’ve built a few of them, carry a bivibag and light trap an you don’t need the weight of tent and can make a shelter crudely but effectively like here. I the weather is really nice you don’t even need more than the tarp for cover.

  11. Bigg Fredd says:

    Just in time for my nap. Thanx!

  12. sally krellbourn burton says:

    this is incredible. i have never seen such a lovely shelter. if only my house was as beautiful as this shelter. i want to marry this shelter.

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