Here is a 34 page doc­u­ment on how to build your­self a Yurt as a semi portable shel­ter for camp­ing or at your Bug Out Loca­tion.  If you don’t know what a Yurt is, click on the name Yurt and see a def­i­n­i­tion.  Don’t laugh when you see the pic­tures.  You can build this rather inex­pen­sive­ly, and add a wood stove for heat if you need­ed to, and sur­vive in here for three sea­sons, and pos­si­bly four, if you have enough fire wood and a mild win­ter.

Buy an inex­pen­sive piece of land in the coun­try for your Bug Out Loca­tion, and this may be the per­fect camp­ing get­away until you can add a more per­ma­nent trav­el trail­er, cab­in, or home.  You could use it as a sea­son­al hunt­ing cab­in, and take it down after­ward.

From “How Stuff Works:”

Yurts were ben­e­fi­cial to Mon­go­lian nomads because of their porta­bil­i­ty. The nomads just need­ed a horse or two to car­ry their homes away, and small­er yurts may still eas­i­ly fit in a car or a truck for that week­end camp­ing trip. Set­up and take down is easy as well, even for some­one with no expe­ri­ence. It could take as lit­tle as half an hour, though a few hours is more like­ly. While you could com­plete the process on your own, it is eas­i­er with a help­ing hand or two. It’s even easy to move once already erect­ed, should you decide that a patch of ground a few yards down would be a bet­ter spot.

The yurt has a proven record of with­stand­ing the ele­ments; just in Mon­go­lia, it has endured rain, snow, wind and extreme heat. Because of its low height and cir­cu­lar struc­ture, it’s easy to heat with just a fire in the stove and a few extra lay­ers of insu­la­tion. Some of today’s mod­els even come with extra insu­la­tion for cold­er cli­mates. When it’s warm, the lay­ers can be rolled back so that a breeze can enter, and lighter reed mats may be used to ensure pri­va­cy.  You can read the rest of the arti­cle, here.

Here is the link for the PDF.  It is 2.5MB and pret­ty large for a PDF.   It is 34 pages, but not all if it applies (espe­cial­ly the com­ments at the end of the doc­u­ment.  Enjoy:

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