Show us your natural shelters.

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Greg

Full Member
Jul 16, 2006
3,563
37
Pembrokeshire
Show us your natural shelters (Show us your tents counterparts.:D )

Here's my favourite, This Lean-to was built when I was on a Basic W/end course with Cambrian Survival (July '04)
 

KAE1

Settler
Mar 26, 2007
579
1
52
suffolk
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.

 

commandocal

New Member
Jul 8, 2007
425
0
UK
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 :p

Upload my piccies soon
 

addyb

Native
Jul 2, 2005
1,264
4
35
Vancouver Island, Canada.
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.

Adam

 

addyb

Native
Jul 2, 2005
1,264
4
35
Vancouver Island, Canada.
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.

It was a good time though.

Adam
 

al21

Nomad
Aug 11, 2006
320
0
In a boat somewhere
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.

Al