you will need
A shovel or e tool
a hatchet or ax
an airsoft or paintball weapon
Step 1: Location,Location,Location
-you should base the position of the nest on where enemy units are likely or will be forced to group together
-You should always know the location of pipes and cables before any digging project
-avoid picking an area that was formerly underwater(your MG nest becomes a small fortified pond after one storm
-finally you should use what landforms already exist to avoid extra work (ie digging into a creek side
Step 2: Plan
*the depth of this step should only be a matter of inches
Step 3: Depth Planning
Step 4: Dirt Removal System
a simple frame of a saw horse, a 2x4, a pulley,rope,and a pickle bucket will expedite this. load each once you are 2ft down get in the hole and shovel the dirt into the pickle bucket then you can easily hoist it to the surface. make sure to dump it atleast 2 ft from the edge of the pit to reduce the risk of collapses
Step 5: Start Digging
you may have to use the hatchet to chop through tree roots throw the root pieces in a separate pile
Step 6: Clean Up Walls
Step 7: Shoring
nail 2x4s to the ply wood to hold the walls in place
if your soil is especially loose you may wish to add some thin plywood to the studs.
Step 8: Protective Burm
If you pulled out any rocks in the process start by laying those as a base for the burm approximately 1 foot from the edge.
after you have layed a single layer pack clay or mud into the spaces in between. add a second layer and fill the resulting crevices with mud or clay. at this point the parpet should be no more than 8 inches high and about 2 ft wide at the base.
now take your soil and completely cover the rock wall packing it down after each layer. once the burm is at the desired height you should pack it down and go get your weapon that you intend to use.
Step 9: Adjustments
Pop out the bi pod on your weapon and set it just on the opposite side of the burm.
if the gun is to high when you are shooting from the nest you can dig a trench about 1-4 inches deep for the bi pod to sit in
if the magazine or stock of the weapon are sitting on the burm making it hard to move you can at this point cut the burm with a shovel to fit the requirements of the operator.
If you are going to cover the nest during games option 1 is the best bet
Step 10: Finished
if you want at this point you may make a roof frame from 2x4 lumber and pile sticks and other local debris on it for camoflage or add a piece of 1/2 inch plywood covered in about a foot of dirt.