Building A Winter Brush Shelter
How to build a (hopefully) waterproof, warm shelter from natural materials in the forest. This project was filmed over about 6 weeks. Don't worry, it shouldn't take you that long to build one, but I do have a day job! Anyways, I'm really pleased with the result and hope you are too.
Building the Initial Structure
A good winter shelter will start with a strong, sturdy foundation. For this one, I used long wooden poles to build a 4 sided pyramid that will serve as the initial structure for our shelter.
Leaf Mold Roof
What's the point of a shelter? To keep us dry and warm! Using A LOT of leaves to form a leaf mold roof will provide the proper insulation and waterproofing for our shelter.
Hazel Branch Door & Finished Shelter
Our shelter wouldn't be a proper abode without a door! It's important not to skip the previous platform step, or else the integrity of the roof just above the door will be compromised.
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