Ok its not a natural shelter but I have slept up there a few times. Seriously though,I am thinking of building a natural shelter in the wood and will look to this thread for inspiration. I've ordered a martindale golok and when it arrives I'll spend a day in the wood with the kuk and the golok (and my gerber saw) and see what I can achieve.
Great shelter there Greg! nice job :You_Rock_ And same here soon i need to make a natural shelter so might spend a day in the woods, That doesnt look too stable KAE1 Ive seen a few of them about Willingham Woods but dare not go up it incase it collapses
This isn't much to look at, but its a double basha lean-to which I used last summer with my buddy Alex on a weekend excursion. Highlights of this trip included: Looking at girls across the water from us, trying to conserve meths for my trangia (we barely squeeked by), and making a mini raft which we set on fire and floated down the river. Oh, and Alex dropped my Zippo into the bottom of it one night and ended up having to dive down to pick it up. The best part? It lit up first try.
Yeah yeah, I know my basha shelter isn't "natural" per say, but it IS attached to wooden poles in the ground.
I was staying in a provincial park called Englishman River Falls (how fitting that name is, seeing as this forum is from the UK). But, we had to ford the river to get to the secluded area that we built the shelter on.
OK folks, this was my first natural shelter and dates back about twenty years. A mate and I built this one afternoon and we stayed in it as a base camp for several days while we fooled around in the woods.
Looking back we could see lots we shouldn't have done, but there you go. You've got to learn somehow.