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Group Shelter

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by lightfoot, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. lightfoot

    lightfoot Forager

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    Hope this is the right forum.

    It's a group shelter that I've built. Best told in pictures. Be happy to answer any questions if there are any.

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    1. The plan. Blue dots are upright posts. Green lines are cross bars and the red dot is the fire pit. Each green bar (except the doorway at the bottom) is 6' long. The uprights are about 5'.

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    2. The ground plan. Total length is about 18' and width about 14' at the widest part.

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    3. Uprights and crossbars.

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    4. Back sticked.

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    5. Side Sticked.

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    6. Leafed.

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    7. From above the doorway (stood on a stool).

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    8. The icing on the cake.

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    9. From the side.

    The firepit has slate and bricks buried underneath, then a sheet of metal, and an inch or so of soil ontop of that. With the parachute it's very warm in there.
     
  2. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Nice work dude, thats a beast of a shelter, I bet its great to wake up with the roof of though,
     
  3. drewdunnrespect

    drewdunnrespect On a new journey

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    ausome group shelter and well done mate
     
  4. Shambling Shaman

    Shambling Shaman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Ditto on that
     
  5. resnikov

    resnikov Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Very impressvie.
    What was it like to use and how many used it ?
     
  6. lightfoot

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    Cheers Southey. It would be great to have it open but it's not leafed enough yet to keep the rain out plus, in winter, all the heat would just vanish up in the air. I am thinking of maybe cutting the parachute from the bottom up so that the front (which is south facing) can be opened up. Might help the chute to fit better too as it's not quite the right size for the shape of the shelter.
     
  7. lightfoot

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    Cheers Resnikov. I love using it especially on my own as there's soooo much space to spread out. Not sure how many have ued it before. I think the largest group may have been five. I've used it with two others but you could have 10 sit in it if you cleared out some of the junk that's accumulated.
     
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    Twodogs Maker Plus

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    Nice one light foot :)
     
  9. Man of Tanith

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    most impressive.
    i often debate building something like that in my bit of permission woods but am tad concerned it'd attract wrong un's wantin somewhere to get upto no good
     

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