Survival Shelter Lean-To Build

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by BonBon, Apr 10, 2006.


  1. BonBon

    BonBon Monkey+++

    Hey my name is Bon Bon, i'm thirteen and my dad is E.L.

    This is my survival shelter lean-to built.

    Nearly all of this lean-to was built with only the use of a leatherman multi tool.

    These pictures are me building the frame. I only had a couple of resources to build this with. For tying the branches we used string, rope, fishing line, piece of a towel, and a strip of a vine.
    lt_6_medium_105. lt_7_medium_143. lt_8_medium_137. lt_9_medium_115. lt_4_medium_151. lt_5_medium_380.
     
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  2. BonBon

    BonBon Monkey+++

    Here is the framework.
    lt_1_medium_108. lt_10_medium_664. lt_13_medium_107. lt_16_medium_239.
     
  3. BonBon

    BonBon Monkey+++

    To finish it off we weaved branches into the frame work for the roof.
    lt_18_medium_213. lt_19_medium_101.
     
  4. BonBon

    BonBon Monkey+++

    My dad had me build almost all of myself, but my dad did cut a few limbs for me.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [bestpost] [applaud] Awesome work! I am very proud of you. [winkthumb]
     
  6. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Nice Job BonBon. You're inspiring me to undertake a week-end adventure. Did you sleep under the LeanTo?
     
  7. BonBon

    BonBon Monkey+++

    I have not slept inside the lean-to yet we just finished building it this afternoon. There were too many mosquitoes. [newb]
     
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  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's my girl, beautiful but not blond............
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    Good start, BB. I like the improvisation, especially the weaving boughs to avoid using more string.
     
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  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Great project!
    I like the limited tools and available 'stuff'... Makes for a good learning experience [winkthumb]

    Your Dad told me you were a little reluctant at first but ended up enjoying the challenge. Good things to know. Never know when a storm rolls through when out on the 4 wheelers

    Looks great all around
    [bow] [bow] [bow] [bow]
     
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  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    After reading an article about a man and his son who were off hunting in British Columbia when a storm rolled in, I thought it was a good idea to teach my daughter some survival skills. The man and his son mentioned in the article built a shelter and fire and made it through the storm swapping stories, while a few dozen miles away another hunter caught out in the storm died from hypothermia. If he had built a fire and quick shelter he probably would have made it through. Knowledge is power. I hope to be able to take pics and share some of the skills on the board. Basic surival skills are always good tools.
     
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  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [bestpost]
     
  13. Aptus

    Aptus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Cool post. I like the pics of each stage of the process. :)
     
  14. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Good job, I need to do that with my kids.
     
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    WHat she gonna build next?
     
  16. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Great Job BonBon
    Im glad EL is teaching this to you, I am in the middle of teaching my 13 year old daughter outdoor life as well.
     
  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Here's one for you, Go fishing with nothing more than a fishing hook and a lenght of line and fire starter.
    Catch and cook and eat it.
     
  18. BonBon

    BonBon Monkey+++

    Yeah I didn't really feel like doing it at first, but now that I know how to do it I think its pretty neat and will come in handy. But for now i'm not sure of what i'm gonna build next, maybe i'll finish the other side so it'll look similar to a wickiup. :)
     
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  19. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    Leanto general rules: One sided (like you just did) you point the shelter side toward the prevailing wind. Three sides, the open side goes toward sunrise. Next one, don't forget the fire pit in front, right at the edge or just barely inside. Like the old indian said, small fire, get close, stay warm all night. Big fire, sit way back burn front freeze rear. If you make the pit with a reflector of wood slabs or splits, it will bounce the heat back into the shelter. Very nice, even in snow.
     
  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Good advice Ghirt [bow]
     
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