It does not matter if you’re lost in the desert, hurt, you do not have camping equipment or simply prefer to use what they will offer Mother Nature. This type of shelter will help you in your endeavor. Even during the winter season, you can use this type of shelter to keep you dry. Of course, the fire also helps, unless endangers the comfort, but this type of shelter can make an enormous difference when you need protection from the elements of nature.
Find the right position! Look for a place that is beyond one or two tall trees, preferably evergreen tree fir or pine. It would be best if you could build near the water because water is the source of life. It could quench your thirst, clean wounds, maintain a lower temperature, help with cooking, washing the body and clothing. If it is winter, the snow will provide the same benefits when melted with fire. You need to pay attention to the shelter is at a higher level than water because in the case of heavy rains could lead to flooding.
Laces are helpful! No luxury laces, string or cord, you will need to make use of natural ingredients such as roots, tall grass or thin flexible branches. Their winding them you will get a string that will serve you when building your shelter. I suggest you find as many of these natural line used as you will be required.
Top shelters! Tie the string that you have made for some of the strongest branch of a tree under which you are placed and from other nearby trees. In the absence of other trees, tear of the existing two more branches and charged them deep into the earth. Can serve stumps or large stones. Make sure you tip the shelter is at an angle of 45 degrees or less to avoid accumulations of snow and rain that could fall into the shelter. Cover all the main branch (thicker) evergreen and replenish the smaller branches. You should put at least two layers.
Sides of shelters! Incase each side of the shelter with at least two layers of evergreen branches. Just like the top of the shelter, and be sure to place the lateral branches vertically so the top branch is on the ground that rain and snow easier to move down the needle branches. Foreign shelters will also protect you from the wind. In the winter, use snow as insulation out so that you each side covers snow, which is the best insulator.
Bottom of shelter! Bottom shelter cover with evergreen branches. These branches will keep the soil drained, dry, and it will keep you warm. Also with branches can cover himself with, as you warm on. The more you put the branches on the ground you will be more comfortable to lie or sit.
In front of the shelter! And around the shelter is desirable to put as many branches, especially if weather conditions are really bad.
Dig a trench! Use a large branch, rock or a stick and dig a trench around the shelter, to create a channel to drain rain and snow away from the shelter that you would not be poured inside the shelter. Dig a trench at a distance of about one feet from the shelter. Make it deep and wide if possible.
Never leave food in shelter, they may attract intruders. Put it in a package or the like and hang on a high branch and away from your shelter.
Never operate a fire near your shelter, especially for windy days, because you can ignite and shelter and yourself while sleeping.
In winter, make sure that on the roof of the shelter does not accumulate large amounts of snow, because there could be collapsing.
If you will be required to use such shelters or have a desire to try it out, you’ll be surprised when you see how well protected is. To build shelters, there need some time and energy, but in the end, you will be faithful partner in trouble. Remember that a little work and ingenuity can save your life !!