Emergency Camp/Shelters

Best: Find a natural shelter

  • Rock overhangs
  • Crevice or cave
  • Tree well in snow
  • Deadfalls
  • Hollow log

Next best: Find a shelter easily enlarged

  • Deadfalls or woodpile
  • Brush or debris pile
  • Depression or piles in the snow or earth

Least best: A shelter from scratch

  • Shelter building takes time and energy, and should never be undertaken in extreme heat or cold unless absolutely necessary.