Outdoor Skills - Survival

Emergency Camp/Shelters

overhanging clift

Best: Find a natural shelter

  • Rock overhangs
  • Crevice or cave
  • Tree well in snow
  • Deadfalls
  • Hollow log

Next best: Find a shelter easily enlarged


Deadfalls or woodpile

Brush or debris pile


Depression or piles in the snow or earth

Least best: A shelter from scratch


Shelter building takes time and energy, and should never be undertaken in extreme heat or cold unless absolutely necessary.


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