Interesting primitive shelters thread

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by OLDNEWBIE, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

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    "Old School" shelters that might work from back in the day. Sod houses, Dung & straw? Whatever. This one caught my eye, would be labor intensive though.
     
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    One of the major things about modern construction and modern materials is that you can build much more in less time. It's really only our modern system of heating and cooling that makes our buildings usable year round. Back then you needed to put the time and effort into making it work.
     
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    Maybe not, but I think most people on here could at least figure out how to build a temporary shelter out of our abundant natural resources in the PNW. Something to last a few days.
    The one I posted though is a semi permanent as well as easily concealed. As he said the big opening on the side is easy access for tourists. The original design would not have that. I wonder what other designs made out of natural surroundings that you could survive a winter have been proven by primitives/natives? Even pioneer times, I'll bet it wasn't all log cabins.
     

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