debris shelter


Making a bed for a debris shelter

When we teach debris shelters we always make a big deal about the importance of getting off the floor.  It’s incredibly important to get get something between you and the ground as the ground will literally suck the heat  right out of you.  So here’s a video of Peter making a bed for a debris […]

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Bushcraft Club 2019

Now in it’s sixth year, we’ll be starting Bushcraft Club again in the first week of May.  This year we’re trying something a little different and have decided to run seperate sessions for families and adults, allowing us to cover more challenging subjects on the adults only sessions. Bushcraft Club is based at our ancient […]


Wiki-Up Debris Shelter 4

A wiki-up is a type of shelter used by nomadic Native Americans in the southwestern United States.  Essentially it’s a conical frame covered with mating or brush.  I’ve been thinking about building a wiki-up shelter for a while now and back in November finally got around to it.  We were running a 5 Day Bushcraft Course, […]

Wiki-up debris shelter

lean-to debris shelter

Lean-To Debris Shelter 6

I’ve written posts previously about debris shelters, including this one describing how to build a one person kennel and this one showing you how to build a 2 person kennel.  Although we’ve had lean-to debris shelters at our ancient woodland camp for a good few years I haven’t got around to writing about them previously. […]


1 Person Debris Shelter

We built a 1 person debris shelter on our 5 Day Bushcraft Course in November.  We went for the standard ‘A frame’ or ‘Kennel’ shelter. I wrote a post recently about one that we built on our trip to the Isle of Arran in a coniferous woodland, but this one, built in our ancient broadleaf woodland, […]

Building a 1 person debris shelter

The finished debris shelter

Debris shelter in a coniferous woodland 4

We’ve built plenty of debris shelters in the past at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, generally using either leaf litter or bracken as thatching, I’ve written about it previously here and here.  Well, on our fantastic trip to the Isle of Arran with Arran Bushcraft & Survival, we had the opportunity to build a debris shelter in […]