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Monday, August 31, 2009

Examples of Dubree Huts in 2 Different Climates

Examples of Dubree Huts in 2 Different Climates



Example 1 - Here's a dubree hut in an area of Ponderosa Pine and grass (a little more dry of an area). This student was a technical guy, I think a computer programmer. Look at the precision of his frame work (it doesn't have to look that nice).



In this area there wasn't alot of pine bows so he used bark mostly for the roofing. Usually in an area where's there Ponderosa Pine there's lost of bark. He saved what pine bows he could find mostly for his bedding.


Example 2 - Here's one built in a more wooded area with alot of Douglas Fir.


With more trees, this student used pine bows and pine needles for the roofing and bedding.


If you noticed both shelters where built as an A-Frame design.

Note: Remember to take a look at the posts on "wilderness survival shelter criteria" and "3 components of a dubree hut" to see all the steps and check if this student followed them.


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--Greg

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Lean-to Dubree Hut 2

Lean-to Dubree Hut 2

What if you don't have something to lean against? Here's a good dubree hut using the lean-to design while making your own wall to lean against.

Step 1 - Find a good spot with plenty of material and them take a rock and pound in some stakes to hold the logs.



Step 2 - Lay thick branches or lean them up against the wall you made between the stakes.


Step 3 - Cover the logs with pine bows to make water tight.


Here's a look at the back of the wall.


Step 4 - Lay down some bedding like pine bows and climb in for a good night. Remember to cover the opening with your pack or pine bows.


If you do leave the doorway open, a reflection fire would go nice with this one, we'll talk about those in a later post.

Note: Remember to take a look at the posts on "wilderness survival shelter criteria" and "3 components of a dubree hut" to see all the steps and check if this student followed them.


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--Greg

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