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SSTxPrepper1

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Cool as well, i have also seen this video. Everyone should have a shelter plan rather it be a make it yourself one or a pre built bunker, a shelter is a must ..!
 

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I have used this type of shelter before very effective and quick it kept me warm and dry.
 

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Neat but time consuming, calorie consuming, and resource intensive. if you planned on hunkering down in the locale i would agree as a temporary shelter it would be nice but the lean too is probably the best field expedient shelter out there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2mldK_j-2gQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2mldK_j-2gQ

oh I agree completly, I was talking about more like while your in transit or in a rest peroid while foraging/scouting.
 

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oh I agree completly, I was talking about more like while your in transit or in a rest peroid while foraging/scouting.
Thats why i threw the lean too out there it was awesome while on the move you get a natural looking shelter that provides cover and concealment, its easy to tear down and super easy to build another .
 

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Thats why i threw the lean too out there it was awesome while on the move you get a natural looking shelter that provides cover and concealment, its easy to tear down and super easy to build another .
I learned how to make those in scouting. learned good tricks from my Father who served 2 volunteer tours in the 'Nam.
Thanks Dad. Good man. RIP.
 
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A lot of shelters and lean to work great if your in the forest, but if you find yourself in a swamp or desert it's a bit more difficult. I absolutley HATE swamps, hard to stay dry, filled with a ton of biting, stinging insects, and usually everything that lives there is meaner than hell or poisonous.

I don't know any videos for this shelter but it a high stand shelter. Basically get 4 poles long enough to stand 4 ft out of the water around you, and place them far enough apart to make a comfortable shelter for you and your gear and other people. Lash four more poles horizontally about a foot above the water level and another four towards the top. Place smaller sized poles across both sets to create a surface to lay on and to cover your shelter. In a swamp you can use branches and leaves to place over the top of your shelter to help keep water out.

This helps keep you out of the water, gives you a chance to change out of wet clothes, and you can also build another, smaller version of this, lined with rocks and mud to build a fire on, or if you build your shelter large enough you can build a fire on it but I would suggest against that unless you absolutely have to.
 

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