THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS ALIKE You can survive a couple of weeks without food and a few days without water, but in some cases, you would be lucky to survive one night without shelter. With structures ideally suited for any weather condition, this book presents emergency shelter designs built from a variety of elements, including 100 percent gathered items, a combination of natural and store-bought supplies and even durable construction materials. The author offers helpful tips and techniques for mastering your shelter-building skills, as well as tutorials on how to make basic tools, bedding, mattresses and other items to increase shelter comfort. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, this all-encompassing primer teaches you how to construct a variety of lifesaving shelters, including: * Rock Shelter * Debris Hut * Lean-To * Bent Sapling Shelter * Snow Cave * Subterranean Shelter * Scandinavian Lavvu * Ger/Yurt * Basha/Tarp Shelter
Anthonio Akkermans has studied wilderness skills from childhood. He established a youth group which allowed children and teenagers to come out into the woods and learn earth-living skills, which evolved into a school called Wild-Live based in the United Kingdom. He has traveled regularly to a number of states in the USA, Yukon territories, Israel and Turkey where he learned more native skills. He still enjoys traveling and regularly teaches primitive skills in the most unique environments. He lives in Ireland.