Monday, 24 September 2012

Debris Shelter

One of the shelters i like to make and indeed to get kids to make, is the simple Debris Shelter, they are relatively quick to build due to their very simple construction and if you get it right, they are also incredibly warm, the trick being, not to make the thing too big, it only needs to be big enough for you to lay down in, with perhaps just a little bit of wiggle room.

The one pictured is one that we made a while ago and it's made entirely from natural materials, the frame work was made from fallen timber that in turn was lashed together with Clematis, the first layer of debris was a mix of moss and leaves and this was covered over with a good thick layer of leaves.  If you get the opportunity to make and sleep in a debris shelter, then do it, as you will be surprised at just how warm they can be.

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