Outdoor survival guide by Randy Gerke

By Randy Gerke

''The attractiveness and calmness of nature should be deceptively risky for the unprepared. a transformation in climatic conditions, own harm, or misplaced or broken provides can flip a scenic hike right into a life-threatening ordeal. people with the data of survival remain calm, remain secure, and remain alive. outdoors Survival consultant offers you the fundamental survival info that can assist you triumph over the main frequently Read more...

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E4525/Gerke/Fig. 2/ID#351411/KG/R1 number of people lying sided by side. The main support forms the top of the entrance into the shelter. Keep the top of this opening as low as possible, just high enough to afford access into the shelter. To make the roof, place strong sticks, long enough to accommodate the height of the tallest occupant, perpendicular to the main roof support and sloping downward to the ground. Spread them evenly over the entire width of the main support. To close the sides of the shelter, lean smaller sticks from the ground up to the framework at a steep angle.

Lean-tos can be built in various sizes and configurations, including closed or open, depending on the need. A properly constructed leanto is a simple shelter to use in a wilderness environment. Try to locate a site that is well protected by natural features such as trees, rocks, or land formations. Enlist as much help from nature as it has to offer. Choose a flat area for the floor. Plan the opening of your shelter away from the prevailing wind if possible. Place a windbreak or fire reflector made of dirt, rocks, or logs parallel to and 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) from the shelter entrance for added protection and heat retention.

For example, 000 is coarser than 00000. Steel wool in a thickness range of 000 to 00000 is best for fire starting, although the finest material is preferred. Steel wool can be ignited with a spark or electrical current. It is a good medium to hold a spark or ember, and it will not absorb moisture. If it does become wet, a quick shake renders it ready for service again. 45 > Fire Lighters Several types of lighters are on the market. These range from inexpensive disposable lighters to expensive windproof firelighters.

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