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Dual Lean-To Shelter

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Revolverrodger, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    I went out back in the woods with my buddy Alex and we started to build a double lean-to shelter for winter camping. We used four vertical poles with a mortise and tenon construction to hold the frame. This is one of the nicest shelters we have build yet and I'm excited to try it out soon.

     
  2. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Interesting way of joining the frame, eliminates the need for a lot of cord for lashing and looks very secure. What do you plan to cover the ends and outside with?
     
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  3. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003
    I hope you make another video of you guys using the finished product :)
     
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  4. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    We were planning tu use leaves but massive snow has fallen since. We will be using tarps + snow
     
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  5. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    that’s the plan !
     
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  6. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Looking forward to it, thanks for sharing
     
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  7. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Any chance we can get a review of the tools used to make the lean-to?
     
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  8. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    sure I will do a video about bushcraft tools in the future
     
  9. bore

    bore

    494
    May 20, 2015
    Cool how about showing us here w pics and details.. Not youtube pls. I'm interested but won't click on a YouTube video That would be cool
     
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  10. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    We went back to the shelter to find the snow already on the ground. We added quite a few sticks to close up the structure but we will have to forget about adding leaves. We will most likely go with polypropylene type tarps. With a long fore inside it should be toasty this winter. I'm looking forward to winter camping.

     
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  11. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    I understand you are talking about LOG FIRE... Make sure to have propper ventilation so you don't suffocate!

    Mikel
     
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  12. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Very cool shelter!! I hope I can get back to the woods to work on something similar next year.

    I'm pretty sure he meant "long-fire", it's actually a thing :)
     
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  13. bore

    bore

    494
    May 20, 2015
    Just use a stove and chimney. Those poles will become tinder pretty quick and easily catch a spark
     
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  14. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    Probably what we will end up doing.
     
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  15. bore

    bore

    494
    May 20, 2015
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    We did an A frame tent similar to yours. Probably 2 foot centers w strapping. Wrapped it with lumber yard tarps. Free in the back. Same as the Canadian tire tarps but free. If a branch goes through just put another layer on. Stove w a duct chimney. We stuck an old door on. Back of our acreage for keeping some gear in. Good design for shedding snow. We put a platform in that can be used for a table or work bench or bed. Probably close to queen size. Total cost was a couple big handfuls of spikes. Stove and duct was donated and leftover stuff. Lookin forward to your project development
     
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  16. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    very cool
    Thanks !
     

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