Wilderness Survival Skills: Constructing Advanced Survival Shelters

Tom Brown Jr. shares his wilderness survival skills with MOTHER readers. This issue covers how to construct two advanced survival shelters, including the thatched hut and the mud hut, plan before you build and shelter diagrams.

When constructed properly, a mud hut can be a reliable year- round dwelling in any climate. Cool in summer and warm in winter, the structure will withstand rain, wind, and heavy snow. This "earth shelter" hut provides survival living at its finest.