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One-Man Shelter


A one-man shelter you can easily make using a parachute requires a tree and three poles. One pole should be about 4.5 meters long and the other two about 3 meters long.

To make this shelter (Figure 5-7)--



  • Secure the 4.5-meter pole to the tree at about waist height.

  • Lay the two 3-meter poles on the ground on either side of and in the same direction as the 4.5-meter pole.

  • Lay the folded canopy over the 4.5 meter pole so that about the same amount of material hangs on both sides.

  • Tuck the excess material under the 3-meter poles, and spread it on the ground inside to serve as a floor.

  • Stake down or put a spreader between the two 3-meter poles at the shelter's entrance so they will not slide inward.

  • Use any excess material to cover the entrance.

The parachute cloth makes this shelter wind resistant, and the shelter is small enough that it is easily warmed. A candle, used carefully, can keep the inside temperature comfortable. This shelter is unsatisfactory, however, when snow is falling as even a light snowfall will cave it in.


Parachute Hammock


You can make a hammock using 6 to 8 gores of parachute canopy and two trees about 4.5 meters apart (Figure 5-8).


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