Protection From The Elements
Which Shelter Should I Make?
Just the Basics
Step (1) find 2 trees that give you enough room in between to lie down (2) place a strong branch at the right height on those trees so that the branch is level (3) lay shorter branches at an angle across the first branch so as to make a wall (4) place another layer of branches over the first for extra protection. This type of shelter is good if you are looking for a quick shelter for the night or day, but it is not a long term shelter.
For the Long Term
Making a Long Term shelter
2) Lay a branch at an angle over the rock or stump
3) Rest shorter branches and sticks against the larger branch
4) Place leaves, branches, and anything else that could help insulate the shelter over the shorter branches and sticks
That is all there is to making a long term shelter.