Cold Weather Survival Shelter – Two Person Winter Survival Shelter

Cold Weather Survival Shelter – Two Person Winter Survival Shelter

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Cold Weather Survival Shelter – Two person winter survival shelter for extreme cold or winter conditions.

Made a trip with Central Oregon Survival Network ‘s Todd Stone and Jason from the Primalarcher channel. Just having a great time in the woods and experimenting with a winter survival shelter build.
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  2. its not a real shelter intil u spend the night in it.

  3. Jayson Williams

    nice video fellas – easy to follow and more realistic if stuck in the wild

  4. I'm a year late but great vid and I will see what else you got and maybe sub.

  5. Old, bald fat man

    Sorry guys, but think you're putting too much effort to build a shelter. How long did it actually take the 3 of you to build this? You're lost in a blizzard, cold, wet and starting to shiver and you know hypothermia is starting to hit you. You don't have an hour or two to build such a shelter.In March, woke up to 4 1/2" of snow and decided to test my emergency shelter. From Dollar Tree/99 cent store, bought 1, 9×12 foot clear plastic painters sheet, 1 package of jute twine (3 per package), 1, 4×6 foot blue plastic painters tarp and a box of those clamping paper clips, 12 per box. Tied one end of the jute to the base of a tree, the other was several feet higher using my chain link fence post as the other "tree". Tossed the 9×12 sheet over the jute, weighed down the edges with snow/rock and kept the sheet in place with the clamping paper clips. So now, the clear sheet looks like an inverted "V". The blue tarp became my ground cloth and I had 2 mylar emergency blankets to keep warm in. Did my best to make myself as a human burrito. You can also close the opening of your shelter so it's not so open/wide using the spare clips. I was never warm during the night, but I wasn't cold/freezing either. All of this and a Nesbit type stove w/fuel and a metal cup will fit inside a Molle II sustainment pouch along with some bullion cubes. IF you have time, you could add boughs to insulate you better against the ground and of course, tree limbs/boughs leaning against the clear sheet. My single thought is to get out of the weather, heat something up to warm you up and if possible, have a fire going in front of your shelter.

  6. Good build. I going to have my son's Scout patrol watch this for ideas for next years Polar bear campout. Thanks for sharing.

  7. wow great step by step video guys !!!

  8. thank you for the concept of your shelter it make a lot of sence to build the pitch of the roof that way i love you bush craft guys….. i'm a city boy

  9. The pitch of the roof was a great idea, makes good sense .

  10. Really enjoyed this presentation. I would like to see updated information on this in terms of whether it is true that a fire outside actually transfers warm air to the inside as you suggest.

    Common sense and common Physics says no, the amount of hot air that would actually reach the inside would be minimal. However, since I have not actually done it, I'm open to be convinced.

    The problem is the distance from the entranceway to the inside. Furthermore, some 4 mill plastic tarp on the inside would have significantly increased the warmth of the inside without any increase in construction time AND it would have significantly increased heat retention.

    The Mors Hochanski Mylar system would have increased it even more.

    And, building it as a double thermal layer would have increased it even more. For example, perhaps using a couple of cheap Mylar tarps on the inside, and then a thick layer of intertwined evergreens about 12 inches thick, and then ANOTHER plastic outerwrap, of 4 mill or preferably 6 mill plastic would have given you about the same insulation value as an igloo.

    Of course, as you well know, the insulation efficiency of ANY material is predicated on its ability to both LOFT, and to CONTAIN the air molecules to REDUCE AIR INFILTRATION.

    I hope this doesn't come across as a criticism. I merely giving suggestions as to how to make it more efficient and asking that if you have any interest, to consider these ideas in your quest to find the most efficient survival structure with the least amount of caloric investment and time.

    There is way too much mindless ignorant information on the Internet, and particularly Youtube. Your efforts are notable and you sound like a serious practitioner.

    And lastly, having something like a Shepherd stove or a system the Native Americans used would have made it eminently more thermally efficient.

    There are a couple of presentations on Youtube of the Sami peoples of the Northern Euro lattitudes does exactly this. Of course, they used dirt as their insulating material, and planted grass (sod) to give them the thermal mass during the winter.

    Thank you again for your outstanding presentation.

  11. retarded. pruned half the tree

  12. 2 Friends, 2,000 Miles

    this was really helpfull!!!!

  13. are you in canada?

  14. A really good, well explained idea with the roof. Thanks for thinking outside the box and sharing . ATB Nigel

  15. nice shelter,good set up

  16. this is a very nice shelter,but the problam is I can't find any pine around my hut,but thx I'll try to make something
    like this thx

  17. damn, you totally skipped the walling and the roofing… thats the part I needed to see

  18. i'm 18 years old and from Alaska and getting kicked out. it being february i need to gather my resources and see what brain resources i can put to good work. this is by far best shelter i seen. love how it will draw air from the fire like that. works kind of like a 2 stroke pipe, something i'm a little more used to. well hopefully i don't die, off into the wilderness i go.

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