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Old August 13th 03, 02:34 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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Default Expedient Shelters

News Release [Making a Shelter]
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The first thing you need to do is decide where you want to build your
shelter, the ideal location is somewhere near water, building material, and
fuel for a fire. And it should be flat not on a hilltop a low valley, or in
a riverbed and most importantly away from "dead trees" that could come
crashing down on you during a storm.

Find yourself a long sturdy wooden pole much taller than you and then trim
off the branches. Then find a tree with a low "V' notch/groove or big old
boulder/rock about 3 feet tall/off the ground and place the pole in/on it,
then lay down underneath it to make sure it is long enough and covers you
from head to toe. And if does, then start gathering a whole bunch of leaves,
pine needles, grass, etc for your bedding and insulation. And the more you
gather - the thicker, dryer, warmer, and the more comfortable you'll be
inside of it.

then you're ready to construct the frame, which consist of nothing more than
laying a bunch of tree branches in an upside down "V" pattern on both sides
of the pole. And the more you put - the sturdier and easier it'll be to
complete the next step. Which is placing lots of tree foliage, tall grass,
leaves, pine needles, etc Because the more you place on it - the more
waterproof it becomes and the less likely it'll leak if it rains, plus
you'll stay warmer and dryer too. Place it in a downward pattern so if it
does rains it'll flow downward and lastly,cover the entrance/doorway with
some foliage too.


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Old August 15th 03, 08:24 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
Ian Dalziel
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Default Expedient Shelters

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:34:13 +0100, "vox news"
wrote:

News Release [Making a Shelter]
--------------
--------------
The first thing you need to do is decide where you want to build your
shelter, the ideal location is somewhere near water, building material, and
fuel for a fire. And it should be flat not on a hilltop a low valley, or in
a riverbed and most importantly away from "dead trees" that could come
crashing down on you during a storm.

Find yourself a long sturdy wooden pole much taller than you and then trim
off the branches. Then find a tree with a low "V' notch/groove or big old
boulder/rock about 3 feet tall/off the ground and place the pole in/on it,
then lay down underneath it to make sure it is long enough and covers you
from head to toe. And if does, then start gathering a whole bunch of leaves,
pine needles, grass, etc for your bedding and insulation. And the more you
gather - the thicker, dryer, warmer, and the more comfortable you'll be
inside of it.

then you're ready to construct the frame, which consist of nothing more than
laying a bunch of tree branches in an upside down "V" pattern on both sides
of the pole. And the more you put - the sturdier and easier it'll be to
complete the next step. Which is placing lots of tree foliage, tall grass,
leaves, pine needles, etc Because the more you place on it - the more
waterproof it becomes and the less likely it'll leak if it rains, plus
you'll stay warmer and dryer too. Place it in a downward pattern so if it
does rains it'll flow downward and lastly,cover the entrance/doorway with
some foliage too.


I always use a tent - is that bad?
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Old August 19th 03, 07:37 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
John Myers[_2_]
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"Ian Dalziel" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:34:13 +0100, "vox news"
wrote:

News Release [Making a Shelter]
--------------
--------------
The first thing you need to do is decide where you want to build your
shelter, the ideal location is somewhere near water, building material,

and
fuel for a fire. And it should be flat not on a hilltop a low valley, or

in
a riverbed and most importantly away from "dead trees" that could come
crashing down on you during a storm.

Find yourself a long sturdy wooden pole much taller than you and then

trim
off the branches. Then find a tree with a low "V' notch/groove or big old
boulder/rock about 3 feet tall/off the ground and place the pole in/on

it,
then lay down underneath it to make sure it is long enough and covers you
from head to toe. And if does, then start gathering a whole bunch of

leaves,
pine needles, grass, etc for your bedding and insulation. And the more

you
gather - the thicker, dryer, warmer, and the more comfortable you'll be
inside of it.

then you're ready to construct the frame, which consist of nothing more

than
laying a bunch of tree branches in an upside down "V" pattern on both

sides
of the pole. And the more you put - the sturdier and easier it'll be to
complete the next step. Which is placing lots of tree foliage, tall

grass,
leaves, pine needles, etc Because the more you place on it - the more
waterproof it becomes and the less likely it'll leak if it rains, plus
you'll stay warmer and dryer too. Place it in a downward pattern so if it
does rains it'll flow downward and lastly,cover the entrance/doorway

with
some foliage too.


I always use a tent - is that bad?--


I was just going to say the same thing, i do bellieve the army supply them
nowadays.



Does living in Lincs make me a flatlander :-( ??

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