Three Ideas for Building a Bug Out Shelter in the Woods

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There is much to be said about public lands and their potential for bugging out. These swaths of thousands of acres of land are a gem for those who are both looking to train and prepare for the future. 

There is much to be said about public lands and their potential for bugging out. These swaths of thousands of acres of land are a gem for those who are both looking to train and prepare for the future. 

If you establish a wildlife management area near you and come to know it well it can be just like having a bugout property. Of course, you will have to share it with others but it’s free. This article focuses on shelter building in the woods and what’s possible.

Shelter is one of the big three skills when it comes to survival. You must be prepared to shelter yourself, warm yourself and hydrate yourself. In the bugout, it will be no different. 

We so rarely face a world without shelter. Even when it’s bitter cold we basically head from one shelter to another and bare the cold for moments.

Let’s look at three ideas for building a bugout shelter. 

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Canvas Tents

Canvas tents that are put up with strong frames can provide you with some high-quality shelter. You are going to suffer in the cold and warmth but it will keep you dry and safe in most situations. You can add a wood-burning stove and you will be in good shape for the cold. 

Log Cabin

Perhaps you go the route of building your own log cabin. While this might sound like a serious undertaking, people are doing it all the time. Get some help and build yourself a log cabin for the bugout. 

You are going to need land for this but you can get it done. 

Urban Location

We abandon things. While it might seem like a terrible place to live now, that abandoned urban warehouse on the outskirts of your city might be just the place to bugout. You could build some false walls in that location or some good places to hide inside and have a solution. 

There is much to be said about public lands and their potential for bugging out. These swaths of thousands of acres of land are a gem for those who are both looking to train and prepare for the future. 

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