How To Build A Hut And Fireplace In The Wilderness From Scratch

Vatic Note:  The video is very good.  It was inclusive of materials, method, tools used to build it, and it was so well done, that even I could build it if I had to.  Having said that, this is a video, so I would write down the specifics you see on the video in case the power goes out or translate on the screen into text and then print it out including the photos showing how its done.

We may never need it, but it could be useful for serious camping at the very least.  I lived 2 years in a survivalist situation and learned a lot.  I was in a garage similar to this building below.  It had no running water, no drainage, no bathroom or kitchen, so I had to haul water from the river and filter it with jeans, and other mechanisms and I lived to tell about it.

I was outdoors way more than I was in doors, and at night there was absolutely no light pollution, so I got to sleep by a massive window with the sound of the river at night and watching the arm of the galaxy that we are in where there was no light interference and animals galore.

I lived with a coven of wild turkeys, birds, geese, and their young every spring.  It was a wonderful life.   I discovered that our bodies were made to exactly match what we needed to affect our own survival.   It was great.   I said one day "Oh, my gosh, my whole life has been a big lie.  I am a bohemian at heart.  LOL 

How To Build A Hut And Fireplace In The Wilderness From Scratch
by Gregg Prescott, M.S., Editor, In5D.com,    August 6, 2015

How To Build A Hut And Fireplace In The Wilderness From Scratch

If you ever decided to live in the wilderness and wanted to learn how to build a hut from scratch, then check this out!

The following is a direct quote from the person who built this hut:
"I built this hut in the bush using naturally occurring materials and primitive tools. The hut is 2m wide and 2m long, the side walls are 1m high and the ridge line (highest point) is 2m high giving a roof angle of 45 degrees.
A bed was built inside and it takes up a little less than half the hut.
The tools used were a stone hand axe to chop wood, fire sticks to make fire, a digging stick for digging and clay pots to carry water.
The materials used in the hut were wood for the frame, vine and lawyer cane for lashings and mud for daubing. Broad leaves were initially used as thatch which worked well for about four months before starting to rot.
The roof was then covered with sheets of paper bark which proved to be a better roofing material (*peeling the outer layer of bark does not kill this species of tree). An external fireplace and chimney were also built to reduce smoke inside.
The hut is a small yet comfortable shelter and provides room to store tools and materials out of the weather.
The whole hut took 9 months from start to finish. But it only took 30 days of actual work (I abandoned it for a few months before adding bark roof, chimney and extra daub ).


It’s amazing to think about the forgotten knowledge we all once had regarding how to make the basic necessities in life, such as soap, candles, or even canning and preserving our own food.

If a solar flare were to knock out our satellites, then we would be thrown back into a scenario where this type of information would be beneficial to those who are willing to move away from the chaos in the city.

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Anonymous said...

Fascinating Article. Here is another Help yourself video.......................

Donna said...

That tree that he pulled the bark off is a Melaleuca quinquenervia. Native to Queensland Australia. Here in the states it is considered an invasive weed as it disrupts any ecosystem it gets established in. You can't kill it. It grows right back.