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    In my opinion a debris shelter is a semi-permanent type of shelter due to the time & energy required to construct one. If this were going to be used in extreme cold weather I would have put more debris on the ground and made a plug for the door.








  • #2
    cool....now set up the sprinkler next to it and see how dry it stays.....It's amazing how well those inverted bows will shead water.

    The hardest thing I'f found in their construction.....is the very top.

    We set one up in winter.....I tell ya....when you get about 6" of snow on one....it was crazy insulated.
    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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    • #3
      That is way cool. There is a rodent who builds a "debris shelter" on our NM acres. the look very much like your first pic, only with more sticks. We call them "upland beaver dams".

      I see the way you've supported it, one long straight pole and some forked ones to stabilize it.
      "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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      • #4
        Looks good, nice job. That's for posting pictures.

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        • #5
          Very nicely done! Yours is much neater than mine for sure. I did use a tarp over my basic structure tho. Kept out the rain. I think I have pictures in my album here somewhere. But great job!
          Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
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          • #6
            Stitch, Wow great ideas and looks really sturdy! Now I have whole new concepts. Thanks to your pictures.

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            • #7
              Oh wow. Very nice.
              Looks good. Warm and dry.
              I'm really tall, so from the looks of that, I would be in the fetal position the whole time. ;)
              I'll keep my guns, freedom, and money... YOU CAN KEEP THE "CHANGE"!

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              • #8
                great idea, im gonna have to try that one when i get back
                Sic Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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                • #9
                  that is 2 cool i think this is a project my kids could get into
                  NONSOLIS RADIOS SEDIOUIS FULMINA MITTO

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Domdabears View Post
                    I'm really tall, so from the looks of that, I would be in the fetal position the whole time. ;)
                    I am 6'1" and can fit in it streched out.

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                    • #11
                      how long did it take you to make that?
                      Sic Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bravokilo17 View Post
                        how long did it take you to make that?
                        I built it over two weekends. In my opinion it is more of a semi-permanent type of shelter and that it would require too much effort for an overnight shelter unless the weather was extremely wet or cold.

                        But then again I remember one of the Navy bases I had to go through on the way to work. The SeaBees were working before the Marines and still working while passing through on the way home...
                        Last edited by Stitch; 07-15-2011, 02:58 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Heres one that I built.
                          It took a couple of hours to build.

                          Last edited by Sticks65; 08-07-2011, 09:53 AM.
                          In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty

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                          • #14
                            I have the Naked Into The Wilderness books, one and two, by John and Geri McPherson. The show how to build a pirimitive shelter that any man, no matter how tall or big, could be comfortable in.

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                            • #15
                              Very nice shelters indeed. I have always thought that any shelter in the wilderness no matter how it is constructed provides a sense of security because we are all so used to living in houses. Try sleeping out in the open if you haven't in a long time. One of my favorite shelters was built In a video on youtube by Ray Mears. It is of a 5 pole design with a sleeping area and a fire inside. Very cool.

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