posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 11:37 AM
as a kid my parents sent me to study with tom brown jr a few times.
the basic shelter we were taught to make was super simple and blends into its environment, as it is made out of the materials found in that
Find a tree with a crotch, it is super easy...the crotch in the tree should be about 2 to 3.5 feet off the ground.
lie down about 1-2 feet away and mark where your feet are.
find a long stick that rests in the crotch of the tree and passes your foot marker by a foot or two.
find smaller sticks to create ribs along the long one, they run from the ground to the long top stick.
add a bunch of these ribs, then start adding on other materials you can find.
finally, pile leaves, bark, etc and make it super thick.
make it slightly larger than mummy bag sized inside. make it a few feet thick.
it takes about 30-60 minutes to make. you can survive in it in super low temperatures. and it blends it. you also don't have to carry it with you.
[edit on 1-1-2008 by Animal]