One of the important elements of being in extreme situations is certainly the ability to find shelter. They can be both temporary (if you were taken aback by bad weather or you are very tired or exhausted, then use any natural shelter), and shelter for a longer stay.
A temporary shelter, for example, is a hollow in the ground where it is possible additionally to create a fence from soil, branches or stones. It must also be assumed in advance that at night the temperature can be significantly lower even in areas with a warm climate. Shelter will protect you from all sorts of dangers of wild animals, insects, snakes, etc.
It is not recommended to build shelters:
– In deep lowlands and ravines – there is a lot of moisture and cold;
– At the top of the hills – it is very windy and constantly cold;
– Near ravines and ravines leading to water – as a rule there are animal paths to a watering hole there;
– Under lonely and tall trees – they attract a lightning.

Selecting a location.
It is extremely important to choose the right place, so as not to redo it or change it in the future, spending your energy on it. Being in a cold climate zone try to create a shelter where the sun shines more with the most heat-insulating material and protected from the effects of wind that can bring a lot of snow. If the climate is hot, then the shelter should protect you from overheating during the day and hypothermia at night. Take advantage of the refreshing breeze without forgetting to protect it from dust, dirt and debris.
Insects are a different story. If you place a shelter so that it is purged, then you will, not completely though, get rid of the neighborhood with a flying blood-sucking nest. The best friend of mosquitoes, wasps, bees and hornets is a standing reservoir. Ants will not give you rest, so be as possible further from them! Dry and rotten trees are a danger of collapse during strong winds and housing for wild bees, termites, wasps and so on.
It is also known that the snake draws the heat of the human body, they can crawl into sleeping bags, so you can not deal without shelters.
In the next part, we will consider the types of shelters and the “golden rules”.
Good luck.


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