Archive | BASIC TYPES OF TEMPORARY SHELTER

Building Your Own Shelter

If you are in a situation where you need to build a shelter, there are several different types of shelters that you can build. If you have no materials with which to construct a shelter, you should make use of any cover or protection that is available, such as a cliff overhang, a cave, a […]

Single Post Parachute Tepee

Single Post Parachute Tepee You need a 14-gore section (normally) of canopy, stakes, a strong center post, and inner core and needle to construct this tepee. You cut the suspension lines except for 40- to 45-centimeter lengths at the canopy’s lower lateral band. To make this tepee– Select a shelter site and scribe a circle about 4 […]

3 Post Parachute Tepee

3 Post Parachute Tepee If you have a parachute and 3 poles and the tactical situation allows, make parachute tepee. It is easy and takes very little time to make this tepee. It provides protection from the elements and can act as a signaling device by enhancing a small amount of light from a fire […]

Poncho Tent Shelter

 Poncho Tent Shelter This tent provides a low silhouette. It also protects you from the elements on two sides. It has, however, less usable space and observation area than a lean-to, decreasing your reaction time to enemy detection. To make this tent, you need a poncho, two 1.5- to 2.5-meter ropes, six sharpened sticks about […]

Poncho Lean on Shelter

Poncho Lean On It takes only a short time and minimal equipment to build this lean-to. You need a poncho, 2 to 3 meters of rope or parachute suspension line, three stakes about 30 centimeters long, and two trees or two poles 2 to 3 meters apart. Before selecting the trees you will use or […]