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Learn how to use the environment you are in to make a survival shelter, whether in the wilderness during the rainy season or in deep snow. Staying dry is the key to survival.

snow trench tarp shelter

Learn these eight tarp and equipment tips for emergency snow shelter camping

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A tarp shelter can provide very comfortable sleeping quarters in deep snow. Here’s some gear tips to help you build that shelter.

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I was able to quickly excavate this snow cave, using a piece of plexiglass and a small shovel. There was plenty of room for another person to work at the same time.

Take the right tools for building emergency snow shelters

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A snow shelter can save your life, but if you don’t have the time, tools and know-how, you’re wasting your time.

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If these Boy Scouts were going to spend the night in this snow cave, they'd need a good sleeping bag and pad. (Pantenburg photo)

Try this practical method to build a survival snow cave

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This technique makes snow caves simply and quickly.

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A survival situation can start with a vehicle sliding off the road in bad weather. (Pantenburg photo)

Video: Prepare to survive in your car during a winter storm

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A routine drive to visit the family can turn into a nightmare. Here are some survival tools to take along in your vehicle.

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The A-Frame tarp shelter is simple to construct.

Five tarp tips to make your emergency shelter secure and safe

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Tarp shelters can make a rainy campout much more bearable. In some emergencies, a tarp might save your life, Here are a few tips for making your tarp shelter more secure.

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Set up a new tent in your backyard before taking it camping.

10 things to consider before buying a tent

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Thinking about investing in a new tent for camping season? Here are some things to consider.

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tarp and tent at Cultus Lake

10 miscellaneous things to take along camping (that you didn’t know you needed, but won’t want to forget)

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Go camping long enough, and you’ll figure out things that are nice to have along, in addition to the standard stuff.

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A 55-gallon trash bag can make a quick, effective emergency shelter.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to build common sense emergency survival shelters

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If you are going to need an emergency shelter you had better have the materials along to build it!

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10 tips for finding a safe campsite

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Here are some things to think about before you set up a camp anywhere.

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Winter storms: What to do when the power goes off and you’re stuck inside

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A winter storm is on the way. What are some of the things you can do to prepare for a power outage? can be dangerous. Here are some ways to prepare your house to stay warm.

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