posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:05 AM
Walk out into the forest with a shovel.
The farther in you go, the better.
Ideally look for a place you can cross country ski to in the winter.
Is there fresh water near by, is it fairly flat, can you plant a garden near by, can you fish, can you hunt.
Find a clearing in a forest high enough above the water table - Start digging, Make a hole between 10 feet by 10-20 feet. Make it 9 feet deep.
Against the sides of the hole strap barn roofing, plastic or tin so that you have a waterproof membrane on the inside of the shelter. Poor a
concrete slab in the hole, 2-3 inches thick.
Bring in 12-16 foot cedar 2x4's or 4x4 posts and Lay them over the hole with 3 feet in between each.
For a 10 by 20 foot shelter you would need 7 of them.
Cut down 14 trees that are 4-6 inches in diameter to act as supports for the 2x4 roof and place them in 2 rows, under each roofing beam.
Install a ladder on the far end of the shelter - to one of the roofing beams.
Cover the outer rim of the roof beams with tarps that begin 2 feet inside the walls and reach 6 feet beyond the edge of the walls.
Lay down barn roofing so that 3 feet of it extends out beyond the walls of your shelter. Cutting a large hole above your ladder. This hole should be
cut to fit any door that you have available - that is concealable. A hatch style, Perhaps taken from a dryer, a stove, a fridge, or made custom with
waterproof seals. I'll probably use a full 3 foot by 7 foot steel door for a house, to allow large items to have access - This will also allow for
Seal in your door. Erect 2-4 vents - Just pipes from the inside of your structure to the outside.
If you want to get fancy with it, drag a woodstove in and pop in one of those insulated metal chimney stacks.
Now that all structural elements are taken care of and water seepage is no longer an issue, begin burying the stucture with the 54 cubic meters of
earth you dug out and pray that you built a strong roof. Add more posts accordingly to support you noob survival building skills.
When the earth is on, cast the seeds of a new home, having gathered seeds fro wild flowers, wild edibles, and grasses.
Voila - There you have it , the ultimate man cave. concealed in the forest below ground, all entrances and vents are hidden with long grasses and if
tapered properly the roof should appear as no more then a slight bump in a clearing.