The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation

October 28, 2019 - Comment
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You can survive a couple of weeks without food and a few days without water, but in some cases, you would be lucky to survive one night without shelter.

With structures ideally suited for any weather condition, this book presents emergency shelter designs built from a variety of elements, including 100 percent gathered items, a combination of natural and store-bought supplies and even durable construction materials.

The author offers helpful tips and techniques for mastering your shelter-building skills, as well as tutorials on how to make basic tools, bedding, mattresses and other items to increase shelter comfort.

Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, this all-encompassing primer teaches you how to construct a variety of lifesaving shelters, including:

• Rock Shelter
• Debris Hut
• Lean-To
• Bent Sapling Shelter
• Snow Cave
• Subterranean Shelter
• Scandinavian Lavvu
• Ger/Yurt
• Basha/Tarp Shelter

Product Features

  • Perseus Books Group


Anonymous says:

If you’re looking for a book to help you learn about creating different shelters with step by step pictures and explanations the This is an interesting book not only for the content but also because of the explanations. It has several different chapters that talk about the various ways of creating shelter in different climates. There’s one chapter that deals with making shelters with your hands, one with modern shelter materials, and one with store bought shelters. Each section gets specific with each different shelter that could be created based on the climate you’re in. If you’re looking for a book to help you learn…

Anonymous says:

I picked this one up solely because of its unique take on preparation- I have never seen a book that focuses on shelter quite li I’ve read several prepper books, as it is a hobby of my dad’s that has become mine as well. I picked this one up solely because of its unique take on preparation- I have never seen a book that focuses on shelter quite like this one! It begins with a chapter on the basics which I found really helpful- from clothing and choosing shelter to making your own hammer. Then we got into the really good stuff: making a shelter with your bare hands. This includes shelter from debris to rock to snow. I…

blank Anonymous says:

Home is Where the Shelter is There aren’t many things people need to survive — food, water, and shelter are all that come to mind. So, it stands to reason that it would be a good idea to be able to obtain all if needed. Having some knowledge of harvesting food and purifying water, I wanted to expand my horizons to how to construct shelter from natural materials without the use of tools. This book taught me exactly that (and more!), and I’m quite pleased with it. It goes into good detail on how to build shelters in all…

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