You’re walking along your favorite trail when all of a sudden, you become lost. A normal day has officially turned into a survival situation. And to make matter’s worse, it’s getting cold and the sun is going down. In this situation, your first instinct should be to build a survival shelter. But what kind? After all, there are dozens and dozens of options to choose from. Fortunately, there’s one in particular that requires minimal building materials, knowledge, and energy- and it’s the lean-to shelter. Lean-to shelters have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world. The reason why is because they’re relatively straightforward to build.
However, although they’re easy to build, they aren’t so obvious for someone who’s never seen one. Also, keep in mind that just because you’ve read about how to build a lean-to shelter, doesn’t mean you actually know how to build one. You need to practice what you’ve read so that in a real survival situation, you’ll know exactly what to do and will feel more comfortable. When building a lean-to shelter, it helps to have a good knife or hatchet on you. This is why experts often recommended carrying some kind of cutting tool with you at all times- even if it’s just for a casual hike. Casual hikes turn into survival situations all the time, so when this happens, you’ll definitely want to be ready by learning how to build a lean-to shelter. To learn the specific steps on how it’s done, click on the article below.