Bushcraft shelter skills are essential in any wilderness survival situation. The most important thing you need is shelter to protect you from the elements. A bad shelter won't just ruin your hunt if it rains, storms or snows. A bad bushcraft shelter could ruin your health, too.
We found a video to help you start your DIY bushcraft shelter project. This guy 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 using almost entirely the natural resources he finds around him.
Just take 15 minutes to watch this guy make a bushcraft shelter and feel all your stress melt away.
This is a great shelter, and the campfire and fire reflector looks incredibly cozy. This guy's bushcraft and survival skills are impressive. The only non-natural material he used was the cordage that held this lean-to shelter together.
Suppose you're going backpacking or hiking in a remote area. In that case, it's a good idea to have a paracord, some small tools, an emergency sleeping bag, and a tarp in a survival kit. Most people who get lost die quickly from 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 can construct a DIY bushcraft shelter like this from fallen trees and other forest debris, you've just upped your odds of survival substantially.
This article was originally published on August 20, 2021.