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Comment by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 26, 2010 at 18:38
I know that the shelters that look flash would take hours to make, especially as we don't have bamboo etc that you often see used. I guess if you we lucky (or smart) enough to have a tarp or poncho with you it would make it a lot dryer.

If only I had a dollar for every time I have spent hours on a shelter only to wake up at 2am with that deep chill in my bones... well I'd have about 3 dollars haha I don't go out as much as I would like.

Comment by John Swarbrick on July 26, 2010 at 12:10

The shelters are emergency overnight ones. So they would have to do for both Wind and rain if you were caught out without some form of Shelter and failing light.

The reality is of course that a lot of the neat shelters that you see in the books and on you tube take a good bit of time to construct. great if you are planning to use a shelter and have the time for construction.

A lot of 'survival' type situations can occur towards the end of the day when perhaps a tramper has over estimated the distance and night is falling.

This type of shelter is designed to give basic protection from the elements so a night is survivable allowing the tramper to continuon in the AM. The night will be uncomfortable and probably cold.

Comment by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 26, 2010 at 11:06
Very cool. Would this be to shelter from wind mainly?

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