One woman's shelter in the bush

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by chelloveck, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Some interesting ideas.

  2. Tobit

    Tobit Ham Extra Class

    My kinda girl. I like it. I've built similar lean-tos and winter super shelters with the plastic fronts in the past and log walls as wind-breaks but never thought of a complete wall around the perimeter. Interesting indeed.
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  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    The wall also acts as a very good fire screen from all sides. And if it was banked up with brush pretty much all the way around, the whole camp would just look like a big pile of brush. That's a good way to not get spotted by casual passers-by.

    She must have wanted the view, because if the wind direction was bad the lean-to could have been faced in the opposite direction.
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Agreed, about the fire / sleeping accommodation orientation to the prevailing wind. I have also thought of the idea of a wall, enclosing the campsite....though I would be more inclined to make it a vertical palisade with the top of the posts sharpened so that climbing over is a bit more of a challenge. The enclosure would enable one to enjoy a more secure sleep, providing a measure of security against feral predators.

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