Jan 01 2008
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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