How good are your shelter-making skills? While it takes little training to set up a tent or turn tarp into a temporary shelter, learning how to make stable, long-term housing is quite a bump up in difficulty. In the below video, a survival expert demonstrates how to build a wattle and daub hunt entirely from scratch— including chiseling your own tools out of stone.
By definition, a wattle and daub hut is not something that can be described as comfortable. The method for building these shelters goes back at least 6,000 years and often involves mud, clay, straw, or dung. Wooden strips or branches are arranged into a lattice and then reinforced with some kind of binding material, usually mud.
In the wilderness you take what you can get. A hut like the one in the video below is practically a palace compared to your standard lean-to, but it doesn’t exactly come easy.