Survival in the Outdoors

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What can I use to make an emergency shelter?

Survival in the Outdoors

The concept of outdoor survival may seem frightening to some, but basic knowledge of a few techniques can save your life.
Always make sure you have a spare set of dry clothes with you, including t-shirts and trekking socks.
Learning how to make an emergency shelter is one such technique. Use a sheet, rope, and either poles or fixed natural objects such as trees to create a good makeshift shelter. The tips of hiking poles will help prop up your sheet. Trees offer branches and trunks that are great for tying down your lines. Use loose branches and/or rocks to anchor a line or weight down a sheet corner.



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