Bear and Boar proof shelter

Discussion in 'Primitive Shelter' started by Nedbushcrafter, Jun 21, 2016.

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  1. Nedbushcrafter

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    This is my design for a Bear and boar proof tree shelter lets ya sleep safe in woods with bigger dangerous animals about this took a day to build from.scratch
     
  2. filmjunkie08

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    Looks nice. How warm is it in the wintertime?
     
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  3. Nedbushcrafter

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    Its pretty good its out the cold air on the ground good sleeping bag or bed roll your warm
     
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  4. Corzhens

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    I have seen tree houses with modern designs but your design truly is the traditional. And I like the ladder which I'm sure would lift when you are on the tree house so there is no way an intruder can come up. Sometimes it's nice to imagine an overnight stay in that kind of tree house. Some years ago we went to a beach resort with a tree house for accommodation. It was built on a real tree but it has a bathroom. That ruined it because that bathroom with faucet gave it a modern look. But there's no facilities like tv or refrigerator. However, there is an air conditioner, huh.
     
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  5. Nedbushcrafter

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    Ahh this is purely for living out in a long term survival situation this type of shelter the ends can be blocked off to conserve warmth by tying on a tarp on each end
     
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  6. lonewolf

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    looks good Ned, I always fancied a tree house when I was a kid, but never got one.
    it certainly makes sense to go higher, better for security and you can see further than on the ground.
     
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  7. lonewolf

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    I've just subscribed to your channel mate.
    anyone else wants to, just go on youtube and type in "nedbushcrafter" in the search bar, click and it comes up.
     
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  8. Tom Williams

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    A bears climb trees easy and quick nice shelter tho.
     
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  9. lonewolf

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    no bears in the UK.
     
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  10. joshposh

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    This is true. Black bears climb trees all the time.
     
  11. Nedbushcrafter

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    Yes but it gives you some protection at least living on the ground is no joy when bears are around we have wild boar here they are dangerous
     
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  12. lonewolf

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    yep, same around here too Ned.
    never mind what the situation, I think its better to set camp away from the damp ground, even a few feet is an improvement.
     
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  13. Nedbushcrafter

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    Exactly mate up off the ground is so much better to sleep your body has a tendency to draw the cold up from the ground I know there are ways to combat this but raised is far better
     
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  14. Mert01

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    What about monkeys
     
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  15. jeager

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    They aren't performing any longer but were popular for a while.

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  16. Okaviator

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    This would definitely be a fun way to live off the land during the summer. However, as soon as the cold weather hits I think that this could be a viable hunting post.
     
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  17. omegaman

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    Bear don't go looking for people to attack. That is nonsense. A tree-house is exellent bear protection, allthough I never seen one before. But what happens on the VERY few occations people are attacked by bears is they either get in between a mother and her cub or that the bear accidentally walks into camp and people start shooting or creating a ring around the bear so it feel threatened. Bears are not to play with! I'm not saying that.

    Point is, I think a treehouse would make a great shelter. I would try and get some more substantial walls and a roof on that baby, I don't know where Ned lives but If I was to build something like that in Northern Sweden I would put alot of effort into insulation and a heating option, like a woodstove.

    Cool project, I would love to do something like that.
     
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  18. TexDanm

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    We have a just huge hog problem here but even with that they are not really a danger. Even the Russian Boars that are here will avoid people if it can. The only time people have bad issues with them is if you mess with their little piglets or trap them or injure them. Domestic pigs are about the same. Pigs are smart and generally don't start problems. Boars are mean but even with that they are generally more bluff than really dangerous. Bulls can be mean but I've never had a problem with but one and have been around them all my life. That one bull...well I suspect that the fact that we were cutting his balls off at the time might have had something to do with his aggravation. He got loose and put us ALL over the coral fence!! LOTS of bruises but in the end we got the job done. Four lariats and a set of bull tongs in his nose held him still for the rest of his surgery.

    That is a cool tree house!! I would like one of those tree houses to get up and away from the bugs and snakes you have on the ground here. I've had a couple of deer stands up off the ground that were big enough to sleep in. We don't currently have bears but they are trying to reintroduce them. Personally I like being the top of the food chain. At least here we can legally carry a big handgun any time we go in the woods...or all the time with a license.
     
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  19. koolhandlinc

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    Clearly in many countries this would work well. Bears? Which would be better? Attacked by a bear and it has to climb to get to you or on the ground only. If a bear attacked I would prefer to be raised in a tree shelter!
     
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  20. Sonofliberty

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    If you urinate at the base of each tree, the vast majority of animals bears and wolves included will stay away. Unless they smell food.
     
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  21. Snyper

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    To a hungry bear, you are "food".
    Your scent won't necessarily deter them.
    It's not unusual to see them around people's houses.
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  22. Morgan101

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    I do love the tree house. Very impressive, and built in a day. Boar proof for sure. Bear proof? Probably. I would like to think if a bear was to climb one of the trees you would be able to hear them coming. I wonder if there is a way to raise and lower the ladder for a little added security? A two-legged predator might be overly curious.
     
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  23. Ystranc

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    Truthfully I would be a little freaked out by the way the two joists come to a single point (attached to a single tree) at one end of the shelter but the logs on top are the same length. This would create a lot of leverage (rotational moment) on the two joists if someone got too near the edge at that end of the treehouse, especially if they didn't understand how it was constructed.
     
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  24. Keith H.

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    Drop Bears live in the trees! But not in the UK;) Good shelter mate, well done.
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  25. Old Geezer

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    How about a bitch-proof shelter?!

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  26. Old Geezer

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    I once saw a black bear "teenager" climb a tree more quickly than any squirrel could have. The bear was healthy fat ... and fast.
     
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  27. Ystranc

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    Almost pissed myself laughing the first time I was told about the drop bears, funny they only ever attack visitors..
     
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  28. Keith H.

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    Keith.
     
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