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What would you do if one day you had to build your own shelter from scratch?
No convenient housing materials or modern tools, just you and nature. It probably sounds intimidating to most, but we should remember that people have been building shelters for thousands of years, using whatever was at hand. On Walden Labs, we get see 15 examples of ancient housing that we can build using materials found in nature.
From the basic, easily assembled Native American Tipi to the sturdy, weather-proof Eastern European Burdei, all of these designs have passed the test of time. Modern housing evolved from these simple designs, and they can be easily replicated with a bit of research. While they aren’t what we’re used to, they all provide insulation and protection from the elements. They may become necessary again, at least in the event that manufactured construction materials are no longer available.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.