How to Build an Emergency Shelter

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Emergencies can happen to anyone…including divas! So, it is better to be safe than sorry and learn a few tips on building an emergency shelter.

When you need to find a site to build an emergency shelter, you need to consider a few key elements to ensure your survival. Whenever possible, use existing terrain for shelter – look for hills you can camp between, or caves and overhangs for protection from the elements.

Energy. First, you have to think about how much time and effort you can spare to build the shelter. You also have to make sure the shelter will give you enough protection from the elements – is it raining, snowing, or windy?

Tools. Next, do you have the tools needed to build that kind of shelter, and if not, can you scavenge or make improvised tools?

Supplies. Finally, you have to consider whether you have the materials necessary to build the shelter. In order to best answer these questions, it’s important to know how to make a few different types of shelters, and what kind of materials you will need to construct them.

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