Winter Survival Shelter – Build overview

I am a big fan of the white stuff. Snow season allows me to shift gears and challenge myself in new ways. I have been rushing to finish a winter survival shelter before the white stuff starts to drop… any day now!

In this video I explain the basic construction of my winter survival shelter. I also talk a little about using lichen between the logs and other options one can consider use to when constructing a log survival shelter.

A few advantages of using this method to build a shelter:
– Using a slanted ridge pole allows one person to balance and adjust framework single-handed.
– Logs are stacked, again the A frame advantage: one can stack and secure logs without assistance.
– Moss used on ridge cap to assist with precipitation runoff.



  1. Robby December 14, 2018 at 4:52 am - Reply

    What brand saw was that you were using?

  2. Terri November 17, 2018 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Pretty sweet build. Let us know how water tight it is once you get back to it.

    • OGWarrior December 6, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

      Thanks Terri. I have been up to the shelter since I posted the video above. Happy to report that there was no significant water issues, a few drips on the bottom inside edges. I have decided to use a tarp on the inside for now… I may remove it once there is significant snow on the ground and see how things hold up with snow insulating the shelter. Keep well.

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