posted on May, 5 2007 @ 03:05 PM
The problem with wilderness shelter is just that...because it's in the wild. A large house is just plain out of the question.Humping my ass around
training areas, I've found a few things out the hard way:
1. In the summer, heaving some scrim on a groundsheet and tying it up gives you a perfectly excellent shelter...until it rains. Put in a shell scrape
beneath it, and use the spoiling to make a little wall to keep the rain that your godly tarp deflected from just flowing right back in. Takes
2. don't expect you can live in a tent in the winter for more than four days. The amount of resources you spend will be obscene, the experience will
be vastly unpleasant, and unless you have either a really good tent or a really mild winter, all you will want to do is hide in your three sleeping
bags with your Cone of Silence on all day when it gets below -30 C. Even with proper training, it's not much fun. Moving is hard, you need lots of
toys, and it wears you out.
Have a place set up, people. Something more than a groundsheet and a prayer.