4 Ways To Find Or Build Shelter

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In any outdoor survival situation, finding proper shelter should be your first concern because extended exposure to excessive heat or cold can cause you to succumb to hyperthermia or hypothermia; either of which can lead to death.

This may sound like a remote possibility when you’re getting ready for camping with your buddies, but be certain that all the people who have died because they didn’t build a shelter were thinking exactly the same thing.

However, the type of shelter you’re able to find or build depends entirely on the type of terrain you’re in.

Adaptability is the key word here, because you will have to adapt your plans to the environment you’re in, and not the other way around as are we so accustomed in the city.

1. Look for an outcropping of large boulders

If you find yourself stranded in open terrain where there’s very little forest, then an outcropping of large boulders is a good place to look for shelter because those boulders will absorb a considerable amount of heat from the sun during the day and will radiate that heat at night.

Boulders will also provide you with shelter from the wind which can drastically lower a body’s core temperature (called “wind chill”).

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