This Is The Shelter You Want To Build In A Survival Situation.
To educate yourself on building shelters might be one of the most important building blocks of your survival education journey. The harsh elements of the environment, the resources available to you and how long you will have to stay there will determine what kind of shelter you need to build for protection. Building a shelter will give you a sense of well-being and should take precedence over finding food and water.
The Wikiup Shelter can be completed in a day and is very much like the Indian teepee shelter. The great advantage of this shelter is that it allows a fire to be made inside and gives excellent protection against cold weather.
Clean away as much debris from where you going to built and do not throw sticks and leaves too far away as you going to use it later.
Find three strong support poles that would be able to bear the weight of the structure. It is best to find poles with a “Y” shape at the end which makes it easier to lock together and can be spread apart to make a tripod.
Gather more straight poles and continue to place them around the circumference of the shelter. Place them close to one another and do not be concerned about the openings.
By this time the Wickiup should take shape and the next step is to insulate the shelter. Find leaves and pine needles and other debris and start by piling it on from the bottom up. This step is important as you want the shelter to be able to shred rain.
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