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The elements will kill you fast. You will quickly realize that things like rain, hypothermia, wind and the like can blast you out of existence in a hurry. Not to mention the fact that, in the wilderness, you are susceptible to all of the creatures that live there. Be it snakes or bears. To combat that, you need to think about shelter and you need a quick answer. Fire is important as well as water but shelter makes a huge different. It also adds some bit of reliability to an otherwise nightmarish situation.
This article is all about how you can create a dug out survival shelter. Its important to have at least one shelter you can call on in a hurry. You need to have a practiced shelter that you can put up in a hurry. This is such an important part of survival.
Originally posted on SHTF Preparedness