Awesome Survival Shelter Double Lean To Upgrade

This video demonstrates how to build a great cold weather shelter with custom beds and fireplace.


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  1. Man that is the weakest shelter I ever seen! I wouldn’t let a forest animal stay in that. You would be better sleeping outside than under that crap. You should be ashamed for even showing that .

  2. True in northern Canada i wud use material from forest and make that bby alot thicker cuz its alot colder cheers

  3. Nice shelter. My shelter in my bug out spot is a huge (sleeps two couples) A-frame super shelter with a built in fire pit and a vent hole similar to yours. I also made a door from branches and boughs in order to keep animals out at night and when nobody is there. Took forever to build with just an Esee Junglas and a Silky Pocket Boy but in the end it was well worth the time

  4. lol… when the camera angle shows the 4 guys in the shelter, then the 3 dogs are in there too xD lmfao. 6:20 good times.

  5. Good video. Very informative. Cool to see you suggest someone else's channel and humbly give them credit. Thanks.

  6. going back and reviewing your old videos great stuff thanks for sharing always learning

  7. I always liked this style shelter. Sure wish I were younger, I would be out now piling up sticks in the woods here at Dirtwater. Getting old bones, I now need to stay a little warmer so I go for the tipi's now. Easy to make on the spot with some tarp or plastic and can be nice and toasty with a small internal fire. Hoping to post more videos soon on fast tipi's from salvaged tarps or plastic. Yep, this stuff is fun and makes for readiness.

  8. WIth the fire in the shelter, aren't you afraid of your bed catching fire and doesn't it smoke you out??

  9. I guess we are assuming everybody has a chain saw handy during there survival dalima? Just saying, noticing you have used one. Try building that with just a knife

  10. Amazing videos.. stumbled across these when planning for a mini survival trip with ny brother and have learned a lot of valuable information, keep it up!
    Oh and btw was that a huntaway dog I saw there? Cutest things ever.

  11. building something like that is not practical in a survival situation, your not on vacation and not just out camping, this would be a semi perm camp and you would be better off with a tent in this case. This would be a waste of calories in a survival situation when your can build smaller dryer warmer.

  12. Do you add a tarp for wet cold weather conditions? My old school Army poncho adds a good barrier on top of a bed

    MAKE…. A TRACKER!!!!!!….. BED

  14. This really helps me because I build alot with my dad. We so far made a lean-to and a Tempe

  15. -20 degrees is NOTHING compared to Canadian weather you will have to double layer everything XD

  16. For water proofing a structure, one of the weakest points is the ridge pole where rain can run down each exposed stick and down into the inside. You might try putting the tarp over the completed and trimmed top of the ridge pole, then below as far as you have material to cover. The base is usually thickest and most dry. So long as the ridge pole and structural poles will support three times the weight of the dry covering, you have a safe structure when wet, at least mechanically. The lashing you used at each end was very, very dicey. Not a place to be sloppy or spare lashing materials.

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