Survival Shelters by paleospecialist

When you are in a survival situation, building a shelter should be a high priority. A shelter can protect you against the elements (sun, wind, rain, snow, etc.) keeping you warm and dry, as well as protect against natural enemies. The shelter should be large enough for you to lie down in, but it should be built only a bit bigger than you are. This will help contain body heat while resting and sleeping. A shelter is a vital comfort to boost your moral, and enhance your will to survive.

When looking for a shelter site, keep in mind the type of shelter (protection) you need. You would look for a spot that provides protection against wild animals and falling objects if at all possible, while still protecting you from the elements. You also want a place free from insects, reptiles and poisonous plants. You may be able to find natural shelters as well in such as caves or cliffs, or large trees with dry areas beneath them. Be sure of course there are no wild occupants already using these shelters. Look for an area that will also allow for a small fire. It will keep you warm, and ward off any predators.

A-Shape Shelter
Hobo Shelter
Stick Walls and Screens
Aboriginal Shelter
Stone Barriers
Lean-To Shelter
Swamp Bed
Beach Shade Shelter
Natural Hollow
Bough Shelter
Palm Shelter
Thatch and Grass
Cave Shelter
Thermal Shelter
Coastal Shelters
Quinzee Hut
Tree Pit Shelter
Root Shelter
Tree Well Shelter
Debris Shelter
Sapling Shelter
Turf House
Double Lean-To Shelter
Scout Pit
Vehicle Shelter
Elevated Shelter
Snow Quinzee Hut
Wickiup Shelter
Fallen Tree Shelter
Snow Caves
Wigwam Shelter
Fan Shelter
Snow Trench Shelter
Willow Frame Shelter
Grass Shelter
Snow Wall
Rock Shelter

Heating Your Shelter

When body heat just isn’t enough, there are other alternatives you can use to stay warm in your shelter.

heat sources

Reflecting Heat

I will post instructions on how to build these going down the list.If you have any suggestions on a shelter or heat source for me to add please comment and I will add it to my list.

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