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If you spend a lot of time in the woods or if you are planning on taking a trip into the wild, the importance of a last resort shelter cannot be overlooked. In fact, if you are building a bugout or get home bag you should also consider the idea behind last resort shelters.
What is meant by last resort?
Well, its the idea that all of your other options have either failed or been exhausted. Now, there are a number of reasons why this might happen.
In the wild, you could be facing a situation where weather conditions have turned ugly in a hurry. In this case, you might not have the time or dry materials to build a shelter.
In an urban environment, you might be facing a situation where you need to hide from a force. This means you might be huddled down in a position and not be able to move. If that’s the case and the weather is hazardous you will need a quick last resort shelter.
The Escape Bivvy
The SOL Escape Bivvy is about the best option on the market for a last resort shelter.
These small bivvy sacks are designed to keep your body heat in and the weather out. Their proprietary fabric allows moisture to leave the sack and keep heat in. Meanwhile, it keeps cold, wind, rain and snow out!
The escape model also features a drawstring hood that allows you to maximize its ability to keep you warm. It packs down to nothing and only weighs 8oz. That is a shelter you want on your side!
You need to have some answers to emergency shelters. There will be a time when things don’t go as planned and if you try to stand up against the elements on your own, it won’t work out for you.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.