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Building Field Expedient Shelters to Keep You Dry

 Field expedient shelters

A shelter made from a poncho, keep it low to the ground.

With all the recent rain we have been having, I have been thinking about field expedient shelters.  Now I am familiar with many of the improvised shelters made with natural materials.  But to tell you the truth I have never had much success at making a shelter out of brush, grass etc that would keep out a heavy rain.  The best solution is to have something with you that you can use as a rain cover.

This could be a sheet of plastic, a poncho, tarp or many other things. …

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