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There are many different types of primitive survival shelters. The easiest of these to construct is known as a debris hut or a lean-to survival shelter. This instructable shows you how to build such shelter.
This type of primitive survival shelter requires simple materials, which you can easily find in your surroundings such as dry leaves and pieces of wood. Note that constructing survival shelter is only essential when you are taking refuge in the wilderness.
Step 1: Construct structure
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For construction, you first need to find a sturdy ridgepole, preferably one that is slightly taller than you.
You then need to find a prop where you can securely rest one end of the ridgepole; this can be tree, boulder or stump. One end should be on the ground, while the other should be propped at a high angle, just about the height of your hip.
Once that is in place, you will then find smaller sticks to lean against the ridgepole. Place them close together and only leave a small space to squeeze into when you enter your new home. Make sure that your survival shelter is not too big, as it will be hard to keep warm. Fasten the sticks to the ridgepole using tree bark strips, shoe laces or any other material that can act as fastener.