Survival shelters

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Outdoor Education 12 - Survival Shelter building with the Grade 6 class

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Survival shelters

  1. 1. Survival Shelters GRADE 6 HATCHET FIELD DAY
  2. 2. What makes a good site?
  3. 3. Water – needs to be near to a source of drinking water, but you don’t want to get flooded out! Widowmakers – dead trees / branches that could come down in the next storm… Wiggiles – reduce proximity to bugs that bite or sting Weather / Wind – protect against Hypothermia! Wood – needed for construction and fire
  4. 4. What you will be expected to teach the kids on Monday… - 5 W’s of site selection - Types of shelters - Lean-to - Double lean-to (A-Frame) - Make your bed first! - Building materials
  5. 5. A good site for a shelter!
  6. 6. The “Backbone”
  7. 7. The Frame
  8. 8. Debris for Weatherproofing
  9. 9. Extras: Firepit and Windwall
  10. 10. A-Frame Construction

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