SHELTER

A very few of the shelters I have build myself so far…come back to it again! I haven’t finished this page at all yet!

SHELTERS FROM NATURAL MATERIALS

Debris shelter for 4 adults, one child (my nephew Max) and two dogs (Maron and Legolas)/ temperate climate:


In the woods of Brandenburg/ Germany.

This shelter combines three lean to shelters into one Tipi-like shelter. The shape is like the one of an triangle.
That way everyone can lie very close to the fire and the steep walls make the heat of the fire reflect and circulate.
The big opening is no disadvantage as long it doesn’t pour down rain. As long the fire is kept alive this shelter keeps
very warm. We had ground frost in the night so I suppose the temperature was max around 0°C we stayed perfectly
warm without sleeping pads and only with simple sleeping bags.
To keep warm from the ground we piled up spruce needles, leaves and other dry insulating material to prevent heat lose
through conduction. It took us less then two hours to build it and to find firewood for the entire night.
I chose a place with a lot of building materials lying around and trees that grew in our favour so we could use them
as building post. Cross bars tied to the trees, sticks and branches leaned against them and then covered with soil needles leaves moss, bark etc to have a nice closed windproof structure.
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SHELTERS FROM NATURAL AND OTHER MATERIALS

Raised platform double A-frame shelter / temperate climate.

 

In the woods of south eastern Sweden – Oskarshamn region.
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Raised platform bed shelter with mosquito net and poncho roof / tropical climate

On the beach on Pulau Kapas – Malaysia – Asia. More at  BLOG POST

…AGAIN I HAVE NOT AT ALL FINISHED DESIGNING THIS PAGE YET SO COME BACK TO IT IF INTERESTED
KAI …

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