How to Build a Bed for Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

The bed itself is gonna be right down underneath here before I even think about sleeping in here the ground itself is really really wet been raining for the last couple days that’s something that I wouldn’t lay on this ground will suck the heat right out of you and reduce your temperature to about 45 degrees which is about the temperature of the ground so one of my concerns is going to be building a platform or a bed and then covering that with a really nice well insulated mattress since my badge slopes downhill what I’m doing is building kind of a backstop and the backstop is gonna keep both keep me from rolling downhill and give me a place to put cross members for my bed to keep it level so this is going to be both fur comfort and insulation I’m kind of sweeping the duct over in this direction which is the area that’s gonna be our bed this again is wet so we’re gonna take some of the grass that we’ve harvested previously and cover that nice dry grass from the field so I want to put a nice bed in here.

I want to get myself off the ground so I want to break some sticks in order to do that but a lot of times if you had a saw it would be ideal a lot of times you don’t have a saw you don’t have the tools that you want but you can still break pretty big sticks if you find a fork in a tree I believe if you put this in here like that and pull back on it it breaks pretty easily without having to stomp and do things that might otherwise injure you you can sort of get these pieces to make crossmembers for your bed so this is going to keep me off the ground and that’ll keep me a lot a lot warmer when I’m working on my bed what I often do is test it out try it out for size see if it fits and how comfortable it is and which way my head is up or down so this way is pretty flat I could use a pillow but other than that I’m not rolling one direction or another and and it fits it’s not too short not too long so I’m not rolled up in a ball so it’s just the right size it’s kind of a Goldilocks thing.

I’ve already piled leaves under I’m gonna throw some grass on top and we’ll be good to go here we are in beautiful lean-to nice fire nice keep reflecting wall totally protected from the weather up top and from all directions so it’s a great place to spend the night and quite warm and cozy you