Primitive Survival Shelter | No Tools | Raised Triangle Platform Bed with Roof

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In this video we build a primitive survival shelter that is a raised bed in the shape of a triangle with no tools or cordage. The bed is approximately 4 feet off the ground and would be great for wet weather conditions. We start in a cedar thick woodland where we can utilize dead cedar trees. The trees are easy to work with because they are close together with lots of branches to stack other trees against. This type of bio-region is perfect for building bushcraft shelters. We layer the platform with loose cross trees allowing us to sit and lay comfortably.

We also build a roof with bracing that allows us to layer tree bark and moss on so that it will provide some protection from rain.

The lower part of the shelter is blocked from the back by a simple lean-to and allows for stacking wood or storage so that our wood will not get wet.

We use hand drill friction fire to start a fire that will sit out on the side of the shelter. The step up or ladder in the front of the shelter is sturdy and allows easy access to the raised bed in the shape of a triangle.

This primitive survival shelter only took about 4 hours to complete and would be ideal for two or three nights.

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  1. SPACEDORITO 98 on December 2, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Are u ever going to bring back those giant ferro rod again

  2. Misc Mitz on December 2, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Great job. I think I’ve done something like that a long time ago in Boyscouts but been awhile…

  3. Tony Patey on December 2, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    So very cool to watch a father teaching his son valuable lessons on how to survive out in the woods. 10 out of 10 sir. This must be a scary time for you at work. Stay safe. Thanks for sharing. Tony.

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  5. Dan Hutchings on December 2, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Awesome video! Love how you built it up with the storage underneath. Pretty sure it would pass code!! Lol

  6. Alone in forest on December 2, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Good video👍

  7. jeremyxx11 on December 2, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Reminds me of me and my son, he’s 12 and getting interested in camping/survival. I just ordered that little camp stove. I’m about to buy a place in the Northern California woods, can’t wait to practice survival techniques with my boy. Thanks for the vids.

  8. LALAINE LEE on December 2, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Love the way you build shelter in the woods so simple and looks easy i can copy. Just been a fan and follower here. Watching fm hongkong. LalaineLee

  9. Marjie Cleveland on December 2, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Wonderful father and son project!!

  10. Jody klocko on December 2, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Awesome thanks

  11. Cody Torgerson on December 2, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Awesome shelter! Love the simplicity of no tools just nature!

  12. Saber Max on December 2, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Looked like you two had a good time. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

  13. D. P. Wingo on December 2, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    A boy, a dad, and a dog building a fort in the woods. We never knew how important those lessons were. It was just fun.

  14. GAURAV KUMAR on December 2, 2020 at 10:40 pm


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