This Outdoor Enthusiast Constructs And Sleeps In 100 DIY Survival Shelters

by Elissa Salamy
Elissa is a writer from Philadelphia, currently studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina! She likes foreign movies with subtitles, fancy soap, loose leaf tea and punk rock.

There is something very special about living among nature.

And, fortunately, there are a number of clever ways to make those long nights in the wilderness a bit more comfortable, like with these amazing high-tech tents.

But what if you’re interested in roughing it? Like really, really roughing it? Some outdoor enthusiasts have found ways to use only tools found in nature to create shelter, like this wilderness whiz did in the U.K.

Kevin Langan started a project on his blog entitled 100 Wild Huts, where he is attempting to build 100 small survival shelters, spending the night inside of each. For the construction of his shelters, Kevin is determined to only use natural resources and a small hatchet.

Scroll through the photos below to see just how creative and varied these wild huts truly are.

Have you ever wanted to rough it in the wilderness? Let us know in the comments!

The 100 Wild Huts project began in part so that other outdoor enthusiasts might learn how to create their own survival shelters.

By using only natural building materials, Kevin hopes to “find a true type of contentment down amongst the moss and mud.”

Kevin always begins each shelter by foraging for supplies  whatever pieces of wood, branches, and plants that he can find.

Following along 3D designs that he drafts out beforehand, Kevin and his friends start each of the structures using their gathered wood.

For this hut, they used pieces of leaves to help hold the wood frame of the shelter together.

They added ferns for extra coverage, and the shelter was finished with two bunks installed within.

The hut had enough space for Kevin and his two friends to sleep safely and securely.

Kevin even shared that a group of schoolchildren later happened upon the structure in the woods after it had been left behind.

Kevin’s huts have taken on a variety of shapes and forms.

He created this hut using the idea of an old lookout, situated in what is thought to be the oldest living oak woodland in Scotland.

For this shelter, he aimed to create a geometrically designed hut from twigs and sticks. He built the structure in the middle of a snowstorm, using conifer branches to keep in the warmth and block the wind.

Kevin chose to erect this wild hut in an area of land that was being cleared for new construction work. He was able to use recently felled trees, creating a wonderful “last memory” in a formerly beloved piece of nature.

This “urban hut” was built in a small patch of trees in a slightly dangerous area in Glasgow, near a local soccer stadium.

Kevin built this triangular A-frame structure on Kinnoull Hill in Perth, near some crumbling historical structures.

To create this cozy hut, he used a tree as the basis for the structure, adding fallen branches to keep out the elements.

This pyramidal, three-person hut was built near pre-WWI concrete bunkers. The fern covering helped keep the hut warm overnight in the near-freezing weather.

The design idea behind this hut was a four-poster canopy bed. It was built in a forest nearby an abandoned milling town in Scotland.

Using a pile of abandoned cut stone on an old farm, Kevin built a horseshoe-shaped wall with a leaf roof covering.

Using driftwood and kelp, Kevin created this small shelter in the dunes along the coast of northeast Scotland.

Each of Kevin’s survival shelters is more impressive than the last. His 100 Wild Huts project is a brilliant way to truly connect with nature.

What do you think of Kevin’s DIY survival huts? Let us know in the comments.

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