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.