How to Make a Survival Lean-to and Fire Reflector
Making a Lean-to Shelter
The lean-to shelter is very easy to build and will offer pretty good protection from the elements. If properly constructed it should keep you dry and out of the wind. Follow the detailed images below and you can easily learn this important survival skill. To make this shelter you will only need a few items such as:
- A machete, saw or hatchet
- Rope or cordage
- Conifers (pine trees) or live green vegetation for the roofing material.
Once your lean-to is completed you could also build a fire reflector in the front of it. This will bounce your fires heat back into your shelter and also serve as a secondary wind block. (See instructions below to build a fire reflector).
These shelters can be constructed using any type of wood in any type of habitat. With a small fire and proper roofing insulation, these can keep you alive in nearly any type of weather. If you learn to make only one type of survival shelter this would be the one to know.