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Building a Bushcraft Shelter for the Wintertime

Bushcraft Shelter
YouTube:Kusk Bushcraft

Watching this guy build a bushcraft shelter is extremely satisfying.

Bushcraft skills are essential in any wilderness survival situation. The most important thing you need is some type of shelter to protect you from the elements.

The guy in this video makes a perfect survival shelter with a raised bed using only the natural materials around him.

There is something incredibly relaxing and therapeutic about watching him construct this shelter building using almost entirely the natural resources he finds around him. Just take 15 minutes to watch this and feel all your stress melt away.

This is a great shelter and with the campfire and fire reflector, it looks extremely cozy. Now granted, you're not always going to have ideal survival gear like a saw or an axe on hand. However, this guy's bushcrafting and survival skills are quite impressive. The only non-natural material he used for this shelter was the cordage that was used to hold this lean-to shelter together.

If you're going to be out backpacking or hiking in a remote area, it's a good idea to have paracord, some small tools, an emergency sleeping bag and a tarp in a survival kit. Most people who get lost die quickly of exposure and those simple items can save your life.

If you have the opportunity, it's also not a bad idea to go out in the woods and practice building this type of natural shelter or debris hut on your own. Practice makes perfect. If you're able to construct a DIY shelter like this from fallen trees and other forest debris, you've just upped your odds of survival substantially.

For more outdoor content from Travis Smola, be sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his YouTube channel.

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Building a Bushcraft Shelter for the Wintertime