In building a wilderness shelter, what's the most important thing to consider?

Answer Location

Choosing a good location is critical, think about the 5 W's: Wood- you need a lot to build with and burn, Water-don't build too close but close enough to avoid wasted calories hiking to it, Widowmakers-make sure no dead trees or branches could fall on you, Wigglies-avoid making your bed anywhere near an ant or insect nest, Weather-consider the type and severity of expected weather. This will help you determine the direction your shelters faces and how to build it...Should it be under a tree, on a incline, or exposed in the open.

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