If you are forced to take a vacation in the northern Arctic Arctic wildlife, consider that you are very lucky if you find one of the natural shelters and shelters. This will save you a lot of time. Caves and rock formations can serve as a shelter or shelter for the night, or a place where you can wait out the storm. Or even trees with dense foliage, or root systems with indentations.
Search, creation and installation of shelters and shelters suitable for survival in the northern and arctic conditions, construction of shelters and shelters from snow and ice.
However, caution is required when choosing natural shelters and shelters. A place that seems like a great natural hideaway can be just as attractive to wildlife. Therefore, before you set up the camp, see if there are any traces, feces, or trampled vegetation nearby. If a polar bear or other predator previously lived in a convenient place you found, then they can return there.
Maximum isolate your chosen natural shelter. To do this, pile around as many branches as possible. Cover them with floor and walls. And in the place where you leave the entrance, build a kind of barricade. In a well-insulated natural shelter, only due to the heat of your body can you raise the ambient temperature by 10–20 degrees.
Construction of shelters and shelters from snow and ice.
When it comes to the construction of shelters and shelters in the northern and arctic conditions, paradoxically it sounds, you can use the properties of snow and ice. Shelters and shelters made of snow retain body heat and protect well from the outside cold. Due to friability, that is, high air content, snow is not considered the best source of water, but that is why it serves as a building material with good insulating properties.
The quickest way to build a shelter out of snow is to dig out a hole under the low-hanging branches of a tree. Although burying in a deep snowdrift may seem like a tempting idea, with this option there is a possibility of collapse. Therefore it must be avoided.
If no natural canopy is visible nearby, in an hour or two you can build a shelter in the form of a trench in a snow cover with a snow saw and ilopatas. When constructing trench-type shelters and shelters or using a cover, orient them so that they are perpendicular to the direction of the wind. Then the cold air will not pass through them.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.