“The wilderness is a very harsh environment and shelter is crucial to survival. Thousands of men, women, and children ventured into the interior of North America in the 18th century. It was a wilderness, a wilderness without any support structure, without any shelter. They had to build these shelters quickly just to survive.”
He teams up to build this three wall shack, a refuge from the wilderness built from what was available: Tree trunks, strips of inner bark for rope, and what might be honey locust tree thorns, used as nails to secure the thin shingles of the tree’s outer bark.
Plus, more shelter and construction videos, including:
• Building a ‘bed shed’ sleeping shelter with Primitive Technology
• How to Build an Igloo (1949)
• How to build with different mud recipes
• How nomads put together a ger (or yurt)
• Building a wigwam, a time lapse
• Log cabin time lapse: A Canadian man builds a shelter from scratch
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