American Bushman

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Wilderness Outfitters Versa Shelter

Many of you know that I spend some time each week looking at new bushcraft videos on YouTube. This past week I found a series of videos from Wilderness Outfitters Archery detailing the various components, construction, and setup options for the Versa Shelter.

I think this is a very clever setup and, being a guy who carries a bedroll with similar components, find the recommended components to be welcome additions. I plan on running out to Home Depot to pick up one of the heavy duty tarps to replace my space blanket and a couple of bungie cords to complement my cordage.

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Give these videos a look.

Thanks for reading,



At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know if there is a link out there that has been reposted? Or could you give a description of the versa shelter?

At 2:30 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

I don't.

The Versa Shelter is basically a tarp, some tent poles from an old Army shelter half, some bungee cords, some cordage, and a wool blanket.

It was all rolled up bedroll style with the wool blanket on the outside (protects the tarp) and wrapped with the cordage.

As I mentioned, I do something very similar but I keep my tarp on the outside to keep the wool dry.


At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

none of the vids on this page work. they do work at the address bellow.


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