Jan 01 2008

The Rock Shelter

Published by at 5:54 pm under Fire and Camplife

As shown in a earlier post, there is a rockshelter close by the farm where I come from. We expanded on it a couple of years ago and built a chimney. During the course I ran in December I slept almost exclusively there.

I threw in a lot of spruce branches and a moose/elk skin to sleep on. The fire was just used to keep warm on dressing and undressing as I was slightly afraid of cracking the rock above. I can really recommend this type of shelter, pretty smokeless and totally waterproof. Make sure that the direction of the slate goes pretty much horizontally if you are going to use a fire in there though. And that there are no major cracks in the rock.

I’ll borrow the photos from you again Steve, thanks.


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  1. Marcon 01 Jan 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Are there any guidelines on what height of teh ceiling is best to prevent the crackin of the rock above? Or woudl you recommend using that chimney?
    It is a great place, no doubt!
    greetz, Marc

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