DIY Survival – Hut From Scratch

Shelter is one of our most basic needs.  It can, in some instances, outweigh the immediate need for water or food in order to preserve life in extreme situations.  For example, prolonged exposure to extreme cold can cause excessive fatigue, weakness, and other damaging physical effects such as hypothermia.  These damaging physical effects may limit our ability to survive, but the lack of shelter can also cause mental duress, affecting our will to survive.  The right shelter could mean the difference between life and death.

YouTube user, Primitive Technology, has built several primitive huts from scratch. One of the huts he built called, a Wattle and Daub Hut, took about a month to build without direction. On his blog, he explains how the only tools he used to build the hut were a stone hand axe (which he created from scratch), a digging stick, and clay pots. As you’ll witness in the video below, he makes the clay pots himself so he can carry water to the hut. The hut itself is about 6×6 feet wide, 6 feet tall (highest point), and the roof is angled about 45 degrees.




Palm Thatched Wattle And Daub Hut

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