Building a Survival Lean-To Shelter


Building a lean-to shelter can be the difference between survival and not coming home. Learn to build an emergency shelter with this free wilderness survival video series.

Series Summary

Survival skills are techniques that provide the basic necessities of human life: shelter, water and food. Helpful for everyone, but essential to hikers and campers, survival techniques can include fire maintenance, shelter building, water preparation and hunting, in addition to signaling for rescue. Building a shelter is the first step to surviving in the wilderness. In this free wilderness survival video series, an Eagle Scout demonstrates how to build a lean-to shelter from the fruits of nature. Learn to choose a safe place to set up camp, and find out what you can use as support beams, leaning sticks, and shingles. Use this guide to never leave home without basic survival skills.

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