Introduction: How to Make a Debris Hut

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10 easy steps to how to make a debris hut

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Grab a log piece of tree and begin to do a lashing to attach it to the tree. Do a square lashing

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Make sure its high enough and secure it

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Begin to add and break tiny pieces of tree chunks and put bedding of eastern hemlock all the way down until the branch ends.

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Finish putting the tree bits

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Now gather up some more sticks and do it to the other side

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Gather up a whole bunch of Eastern Hemlock and make a pile

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Begin to place the eastern hemlock on top of the Debris Hut and keep layering it

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Add a second layer, but instead of using Eastern Hemlock use dry leaves

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Make sure there is enough bedding and that there is no empty spots without eastern hemlock and leaves

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You're done, if it's tight that's great because that means you'll be snug and warm


gm280 (author)2017-01-13

I realize this is listed in the art category, but honestly it would be a great survival project as well. If you were in the woods lost, I see this as allowing you to at least stay out of the weather for a little time. You never know.

tomatoskins (author)2017-01-10

I remember making something like this when I was a boy scout! Great info!

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