The lean-to shelter
A lean-to shelter is like the name sugestes, a shelter which is leaning against something. This can be a rockwall, a fallen tree, a branch or a increase in landscape. The most common build lean-to shelter is the one where one tree trunk is placed horizontal against two standing trees. This trunk is held by two Y-shaped beams which keep the ‘main trunk’ in place or is bound with (natural) rope against the two trees. To build the frame, thinner trunks are placed under an angle of ±45 degrees against the main trunk. These thinner trunks are leaning against/to the main trunk.
A lean-to shelter can be build very small, like 6.5ft /2 meters long and 1.5ft / 0,5 meters high but also very big, like 6,5ft / 2 meters long and 6,5ft / 2 meters high.
Small lean-to shelters are mostly used for a short stay as they do not need much buildingmaterial and bigger lean-to shelters are mostly used for the longer stay.
In bigger shelters is also the option to build a natural raised bed as will be described later.