How To

How To Make a Tree-Pit Snow Shelter

The tree-pit snow shelter is perfect for snowy, wooded environments. All you need is a cutting tool, digging tool and timber.

To make this shelter–

  • Find a tree with bushy branches that provides overhead cover.
  • Dig out the snow around the tree trunk until you reach the depth and diameter you desire, or until you reach the ground.
  • Pack the snow around the top and the inside of the hole to provide support.
  • Find and cut other evergreen boughs. Place them over the top of the pit to give you additional overhead cover. Place evergreen boughs in the bottom of the pit for insulation.

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