6 Widerness Survival Shelters

Here are some actual Survival Shelters to give you a good idea of what’s possible in a wilderness setting.

A-Frame Shelter

Here is a great example of an easy Aframe shelter, covered with leaves and debris for added insulation and waterproofing.

AFrame Survival Shelter

Swamp Bed Under a Lean To

Here’s a quick and easy swamp bed that can help get you off the ground in cold, wet, or damp environments. It’s also a great way to get you up off the ground in areas where poisonous critters might be poking around at night.




Swamp Bed Shelter

Lean To Shelter with Reflector Wall

Here is a good example of a Lean To Shelter with a Reflector wall for bouncing heat back into the shelter. A small fire can be built in between the wall and the Lean To, which allows heat to be reflected back into the shelter.

Lean To

Debris Hut using Natural Land Features

A survival shelter doesn’t have to be fancy to work, and it can often be improvised with existing structures and random materials sourced from the area. This Debris shelter uses natural trees and debris that was already in the area to construct a quick and warm place to lay down for the night.

Debris Hut

Lean To Shelter with Raised Bed

Here is another example of a Lean to with a Bed that’s integrated into the shelter’s structure.

Lean To with Wood Bed

Debris Aframe

Aframe Debris Hut

Do you have pictures of shelters that you’ve built? Share them with us and we’ll add them to a future story.




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