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How to Make a Viking Shelter

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This is a great water-tight shelter that’s designed to retain the heat of your body to keep you warm. The concepts have been proven by Bear Grylls.


  1. Find a location. Choose a hill or raised area to prevent puddles of rain from forming inside the shelter.
  2. Gather materials.
    • Find logs, large rocks or thick branches for a strong frame.
    • Find pine or fir branches, leaves, moss or clumps of grass to cover the frame.
  3. Make the frame.
    • Place logs, large rocks or thick branches into the shape of a coffin.
    • Make it two feet high and leave an opening at one end.
  4. Cover the frame.
    • Tightly layer and weave pine or fir branches over the “entire” frame.
    • Add layers of leaves, moss or clumps of grass until the shelter is water-tight.
  5. Add a floor.
    • Add layers of moss or clumps of grass over the floor of the shelter.
    • This will make a soft, comfortable bed and retain the heat of your body.
    • Sleep with your head towards the opening.
  6. Make a door.
    • Weave pine or fir branches into a wide branch that will cover the opening.
    • Once inside, place the door over the opening.


  • Make a fire near the opening to provide light and heat.
  • Because the shelter is designed to hold heat, you’ll be warm through most of the night!

Things You’ll Need

  • Logs
  • Large rocks
  • Thick branches
  • Pine or fit branches
  • Leaves
  • Moss
  • Clumps of Grass

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2 Responses to “In Case You Need a History Project and You Studied Medieval Times This Year”

  1. May 12, 2009 at 8:03 am

    That’s all fine and dandy, but where are the pictures of your shelter??

  2. 2 Angela
    May 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    How did you know I always wanted to make a viking shelter?!!

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