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What happens when you have to build a shelter in the wild that will be your HOME?
When you are considering a location for long term wilderness survival that means your situation is dire enough. You have to focus on several things when you are considering a place for long term survival. You have to battle the elements in many seasons and you have to source food and water.
It all takes time and consideration.
If you put the time into picking the right location, your shelter will last longer. Let’s look at a few considerations when you are setting up a long term wilderness survival location.
While it might seem like having water nearby is a great idea when building a shelter, you have to remember this is long term planning. Those water levels could rise from seasonal rain and you will be stuck with your shelter underwater.
It’s always a risk when you build your shelter on or close to the water’s edge. Of course, the serious water’s edge resources are a big deal so you dont want to be too far from them. Building your shelter on the water’s edge, however, is a dangerous proposition.
Condition of Surrounding Trees
More important than the types of trees is the condition of those trees around your shelter area. You see, an old forest of dying trees is a great way to have a trunk come through that shelter you have spent so much time working on.
Another big consideration is the wildlife that lives in your immediate area. You do not want to set up that shelter where the wolves are howling and the bear scat is plentiful. This could be very dangerous.
Be very thorough, not only in the creation of that wilderness shelter but also in the wilderness shelter location. It would be sad to see you drop lots of calories and resources on a shelter, only to have it washed away or smashed by a bear while you are out of camp.