Previously in writing about Alone, I was critical of Sam’t shelter, mainly the way the outer tarp flapped noisily. Sam himself has posted a deconstruction of his shelter, including pictures of it at various stages of construction, showing how well-constructed and carefully considered it was. I obviously missed some of the details. It might not be exactly what I’d have come up with, and I still think I’d have been more likely to go into the woods some, but it was well made and did the job well. Further, it was roomy. I could picture myself doing something more like Alan’s, but that wasn’t so roomy, and required serendipity to make it possible.
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