Shelter construction in mountainous areas, a tent from a cloak-cape, simple single-pitched and double-pitched canopies.

The appearance of the surrounding countryside in the mountains is very misleading. The idyllic path that looked from afar, along which you decided to climb up, is actually part of a harsh ecosystem. Where wind direction and weather conditions can change dramatically. When dusk sets in or a cold wind suddenly begins to blow, a sunlit rocky ledge in a few minutes can turn into an icy, thoroughly blown desert. 

Shelter construction in mountainous areas, a cloak tent, simple single-pitched and double-pitched canopies.

If you are forced to spend the night in the mountainous areas of the tents, the most important thing for you is isolation from the external environment. When traveling through the mountains on foot or by car, it is best to bring a cloak with you. Lightweight and practical (it will lie in the trunk of a car or in a backpack), it can, in case of an unexpected stay, perform the functions of:

Tents.
Raincoat.
Bedding.
Insulating layer.

In warm weather, a sleeping or bivouac bag is enough for spending the night under the stars in the mountains. However, it is better to play it safe and take more equipment than to regret its lack..

Cape tent, simple single-slope and double-slope awnings for overnight stays in mountainous areas.

Shelter construction in mountainous areas, a tent from a cloak-cape, simple single-pitched and double-pitched canopies.

So that at night during sleep in the mountainous regions you will not find yourself in the middle of a stream of water after a sudden rain, be sure to make sure that the chosen place to sleep is not in a dried riverbed or stream. It is best to settle on a flat, elevated area. Where there are no slopes or paths of large animals nearby. Ideally near the trees.

If you travel with good tools, you can make an isolated shelter from branches and foliage. Instead of tree trunks or stumps, to create a shelter with a canopy from a cloak, you can also use:

Ski poles.
Camping sticks.
Ice axes.

Before you go camping through a deserted area, carefully study the map. If you get stuck on a mountain peak, then even the most general ideas about what surrounds you will help you in finding a safe path. For example, if you know that the nearest city is in the east. If you don’t know anything about the area in which you find yourself, go downstream the stream and streams.

Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.
Clint Emerson.

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