I learned of this a long time ago, I was talking to someone who would go out into the woods and survive by themselves for a long time, with nothing
but what he could carry. He told me that the most important thing I could know was how to stay warm in a crappy situation, Minus just starting a fire,
He told me that if I ever get stuck, like my vehicle breaks down, or something happens and I am trapped out at night in the freezing cold that there
is one technique that will help me out.
I will try and relay what he told me, as I did what he said and it worked perfectly, and all it involves is a fire.
He told me to try and find a good place out of the wind and dig a trench, about a foot deep and 16-18" across as close to my height as possible. Line
the trench with rocks scattered about and then lie kindling on top and around the rocks, the length of the trench. You are then supposed to light a
fire and let it burn for a couple of hours in the trench. If you do not have a fire starter in your vehicle...Go get one, now!
After the couple of hours is up, fill the trench in with the dirt you took out in the first place. Place some soft brush on top and it should be a
nice warm bed.
If you did this correctly it will stay warm for plenty of hours, you have to be careful though as it might be too hot if there is not enough room
between you and the hot rocks.
If you have a blanket as you should have in a vehicle, then you are good to go and you do not have to worry about getting up from to coldness to make
sure the fire is still lit, and perhaps relighting it.
So there you have it, when I was told of this I thought it was awesome. I am not sure if it is widely known, and people are going to call me mental
for making this thread, but I thought I would share it for the people that didn't know or have not heard of this technique before.
Hope you like my first survival thread.