Surviving the unexpected outdoor emergency often requires protection from the elements of nature. This class provides practical skills that are essential for building a successful emergency shelter from natural materials. This class is taught by experienced instructors from both REI and LCRA. Cordage and rope-making can be an important skill for binding together the support structure of a shelter. Participants will learn to hand twist their own rope from artificial and natural materials. Learn how to find the best natural resources to weatherproof a survival shelter. Small groups will work together to build a shelter from natural materials.