Extreme Wilderness Bunker!

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Introduction: Extreme Wilderness Bunker!

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Lost in the woods? No place to call home? Live near the wilderness? Just wanna have fun? It's time for the extreme survival bunker! It's kinda like owning your own little cave, except more awesome. It can be as big or little as you want it, and it's plenty easy to build (me and my little brother built it!) Besides who else you know has their own bunker? Lol none of YOUR friends...you know why? it's too extreme, for them! It's the call of the hardcore your hearing, this is the extreme survival bunker!

Step 1: What You'll Need

Ok, now onto what you'll need:

1. Twine
2. a Knife (for cutting twine, clearing small brush,etc...)
3. Lots of sticks and logs
4. Dead Leaves
5. and a Rake 
6. Hardcore builder (Booyah!)

That's all you'll need! See, easy! Keep going.

Step 2: Clear the Area

Now get your rake, and clear the leaves and sticks from the building site. This is what you"ll be laying on so you will want to make it pretty nice and clear. 

Step 3: Gather Sticks

You'll want to gather a bunch of sticks into a big pile so your not constantly having to go back in the woods in search of more sticks.

Step 4: Get the Main Beams

Now go find or cut your main beams, they'll need to be long and very strong so they can hold all of the weight of the rest of the structure. The two I chose were probably about 20 feet long, but however long is fine as long as you fit inside.

Step 5: Bury the Main Posts

Now you'll need to find two sticks about 4-5 feet tall for the main supports. Dig a hole about 6-10 inches deep, bury the end of the stick, and tamp the dirt in around the stick. Dig the holes as far apart from each other as wide as you want your door.

Step 6: Lash the Main Beams to the Main Supports

Next hold the long beam at an angle to the main support and lash the two together with twine. Do it to both sides so they both look the same. You should have to triangles of wood that are parallel to each other. 

Step 7: Lash Sticks to the Main Beams

Next your going to lash sticks perpendicular to the main beams.  This will be the roof. Do it all the way down the beams, lashing both sides of each stick to the beams.

Step 8: Side Supports

I then added two side supports to the frame for extra stability. Just jam one end into the ground and lash the other to the main support with twine. Keep checking your hut, and comparing it to mine to make sure it's coming along right.

Step 9: Add the Sides

Now add sticks to the side of the bunker, at the same angle as your side supports are. Place the sticks as densely together as possible, later you'll be throwing leaves over top of these side walls. Large cracks in side walls=large amount of leaves falling on your sleeping bag at night. The denser the better.

Step 10: Add the Leaves

Now use those leaves you raked out of your way early on to cover the shelter. You'll need lots more than just those leaves, but it's a start. Cover the top first, and then the sides. Use whatever good leafy debris you can find, we found these great little flower plants that worked great for the sides! Get at least a couple inches of leaves all over the bunker, once again the denser the better. If you expect rain it'll mean keeping dry and warm, or being cold and wet.

Step 11: Finished!

Now your finished! You can go show off what you built to your friends, brag on facebook, sleep in a super cool bunker, or pat yourself on the back, cause you've just built yourself an extreme wilderness bunker. Booyah!

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    I have a great post on making a shelter in the woods on my website you can check out as well. It goes over quite a few different shelters you can make with and without gear. I am a wilderness survival expert so I have more of a primitive living slant.

    Making a shelter in the Woods is hard. But it is an adventure to lead a life in Wilderness. It is helpfull to learn survival skills and also carrying with some tools.

    this isn't a bunker, this is a lean to

    That's really cool!me and my brother build things like this all the time,the most recent is a perfect circle of little trees with 2-3 ft wide gaps.we mede a roof and some of the wall,he said he doesn't want to do it anymore,so I'm on my own.nice job with the structure!I'd love to see more of yours!

    sweet! post a pic when your done!

    I'm almost done,the roof caved in so i have to make it again!

    If You face the entrance to the north, There will more often depending where u are. If You face it to the east, when you wake up in the morning than you will have some good sun to warm u up

    A good step to add, would be a platform to keep you off the ground. Away from criitters and water in bad weather

    Also, we careful where you build your bunker... don't build it directly under a tree as large limbs (known as Widow Makers) can fall on your shelter and do some serious damage.

    Thanks for the 'ible- looks like you all had a great time!

    yep good input, keeping warm is really important. thanks!