Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bushcraft - Central Texas Style - River Shelter

Rocky Outcropping

In a wilderness setting, rocky outcroppings often have areas that often provide suitable areas for use as temporary shelters. They quite often will be found on higher ground and can provide you with protection from the elements.

River Shelter

The above picture shows a small cave-like area in a rocky outcropping. Just be sure to check that there aren't any current residents before making it a temporary shelter. Natural shelters give you the advantage of not having to use valuable resources to build a shelter. This enables you to save a substantial amount of time and effort by using natural forms of shelter.

Got river shelter?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

I wish I had a cave to hunker down in - not many down here, a few overhead outcroppings here and there and thats about it.

riverwalker said...

To: anon 6:06

This wasn't actually a cave and was only big enough for one or two people. It was better than a simple overhang...which is what you normally find in this type of terrain.

Thanks anon.


Ed Vaisvilas said...

Got my new backpack, some cash in the bank for my encounters with ATM's, and I'll be going for a walk in awhile. Maybe we'll see each other one day, and maybe not.
Already been out and about, several times, so I know what to expect out there.

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