Shelter




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Shelter

Read: "Natural Shelters" section, pages 111-115, in Bushcraft 101 (1)

Q: Why is shelter building the most important thing for a new bushcrafter?

Q: Main supports should be:

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Q: What are the three main forms of natural shelters?

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Use a lean-to when the weather is:

Use and A-Frame when the weather is:

Use a Debris hut when weather is:

Q: How thick should ground bedding be to insulate from conduction?

Q: What is deadfall? (hint: look in the glossary)

Read: Chapter 8, "Shelters" pages 8-1 - 8-16, in US Army Survival Manual (2)

List 5 (of 7) things shelter can protect you from?

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Q: When should you start building your shelter?

Q: What is conduction? (hint: page 8-4)

When selecting a natural shelter, List at least 3 things you should avoid

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Shelter Test

Pick one shelter type and demonstrate your ability to make it.

References:

1. "Bushcraft 101: A field guide to the art of wilderness survival" by Dave Canterbury, 2014, F+W Media inc., Avon, MA
2. "US Army Survival Manual" Department of the Army Field Manual FM-21-76, 2010 edition, Sterling Innovations, New York, NY