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If we read a little of history ,we will learn a lot,survival is history,the history of nutrition is the first book we should read,but that`s another forum.

The simpler,the better,if you have the money,a nice motor will be nice,but a 75 mph wind

will turn it into scrap metal.Here comes history,the indians of the americas build tepees,dome shape huts,below ground homes,the eskimos dome shape homes withstands

very high winds,so do the tents used by mountain climbers and they are all very simple to make.If you used your skills and tools,you can build something to suit your needs with modern materials,just remember the greeks and their Octogon,that`s your starting point.

http://www.theoutdoorlodge.com/survival/shelters_two.html

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=chr-att&va=types+of+shelters

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AHH

 

Try carrying canvas!!!...

If you have the back for it or the money...here is the site..Yep posted it before..

http://www.pantherprimitives.com/about.html

 

 

one of the links you posted showes photos from the Boy scout manule from the 30s...

 

The cost of doing it yourself and finding the local store to purchase light weight material is NOT going to happen..find the patern..sew it ..seal it..test it...go for it!!!

 

If you need it /purchase it before you need it..its about preping before hand..and yes you can get a tarp from wally world 9x12 for under 30.00....if you already dont have a tarp...you need one..

 

JMO..

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If you have the back for it or the money...here is the site..Yep posted it before..

http://www.pantherprimitives.com/about.html

 

Oh, great. Now I am dying to buy a tipi! Actually, their catalog is awesome - they have so many tent variations that you could come up with some great shelter ideas for your own use if you are capable of creating your own pattern to cut/sew canvas. Plus they have some really cool accessories - tent-ready camp stoves, hooks designed to be used on tent poles so that you can stay organized with your supplies, etc.

 

If you need it /purchase it before you need it..its about preping before hand..and yes you can get a tarp from wally world 9x12 for under 30.00....if you already dont have a tarp...you need one..JMO..

 

It never hurts to have more than one tarp! They are useful for so many things, from going under a tent to create an additional water barrier, over a shelter to provide extra protection from rain/sun, can be used to keep stored goods and firewood dry, can be made into a canopy for dining/living al fresco, are really handy if you have awkward/bulky items that you need to carry (it's fairly easy to drop a ton of yard clippings on a tarp and drag it to a burn pile, for example)....

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O C ..

panther is in WEST Virginia,,about 1 1/2 hours away..from me..I realy want to go for a visit...Not enough MONEY...

This is what I want for a BOL..................

 

Platform Wall Tent..on a deck about 4 ft. off the ground...I need 3....just saying..

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DONT DO E Bay for surpluss Military..Go to the ones that have almost everything in house/its there bread and butter to purchase used military Items from around the Globe..

JMO..

 

Here is an example of just some real tents..

http://www.colemans.com/miltent.htm

 

 

check there prices on the other stuff they have for a tent/stove /heaters..

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OC is correct. It pays to have more than one trap. When we got hit by a tornado last year, we loaned out more than on tarp. Of course we won’t loan the new ones out again because we never got our other ones back. Heck, we didn’t even get a ‘thank you’. Live and learn.

 

It also pays to have at least one very large tarp. Many people lost their roofs and needed tarps to keep the weather out. Also, because many homes can get damaged during a weather ‘event’, it might be a long time before you can get people it to repair the damage and you want your property covered during the waiting period.

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OC is correct. It pays to have more than one trap. When we got hit by a tornado last year, we loaned out more than on tarp. Of course we won’t loan the new ones out again because we never got our other ones back. Heck, we didn’t even get a ‘thank you’. Live and learn.

 

In my family, you have "good" tarps that you keep, and "other" tarps that you use for jobs where they might be damaged or you loan them out when you think you might not get them back.

 

And it's a compulsion to buy new tarps of all sizes when you find them on sale or, even better, at yard sales, flea markets, etc. Part of this is that we're a camping family, and we camp on the Oregon coast where it's wet as heck even when it's not raining. But the other part is that everyone seems to eventually need a tarp or two. It's sort of like duct tape - unexpectedly handy in all sorts of circumstances.

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