Yukon Chair Super Shelter at Grizzly Gulch

The narrator says this shelter stays about 70F degrees inside even when it’s below zero.

He reports: I love to use super shelters in cold weather. This time I had a wild idea to combine a Yukon Chair (a wilderness version of a lounge chair) which uses a PSSL poncho as a seat, with a super shelter. I loved the results. This shelter is made with a poncho, cord, breathable rain fly (nylon parachute cloth), mylar space blanket with reflective foil, thin plastic drop cloth and small poles. It’s low cost and can be constructed very quickly. The main components have multiple purposes. The poncho, for instance, can be made into a hammock or of course used as rain gear. Compare to a more common super shelter made with a bush bed of cattails and log firewall. Clearly the Yukon chair design is much simpler and faster to make.

Long Term Winter Survival Bush Camp (used for many years on trapper lines in the north woods)

Primitive Technology: Wood Roof Hut

“I built this wood roof hut in the forest using only primitive tools and materials. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology.”


Zero Cost Primitive Hobbit Shelter

This video is based on primitive and some modern technology, I only used firewood and cut branches from building construction place.

This video got over one million views in about two weeks. Obviously there’s interest in this sort of thing. In the right location you could offer workshops (very low cost) and make a small community of these shelters. Make them nice enough and you could rent them out to tourists.