Improvised Tarp Boat

Summer is the time to practice summer survival skills.  Here’s a great one I think you’ll enjoy.  This one comes right from the pages of my latest book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills.  This is a step-by-step photo series about how to build an improvised boat from a tarp!

Step 1: Lay your tarp flat on the ground.  This is a 9’x12′ tarp.

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Step 2:  Pile pine boughs or leafy branches in a circle about 12″ tall.  This will be the diameter of your boat.  Leave at least 1′-2′ of tarp around the perimeter.

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Step 3: Lay a gridwork of sturdy sticks (1″-2″ in diameter) on top of the circle.

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Step 4: Pile another 12″ of green boughs on top, again in a circular pattern.

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Step 5: Wrap the tarp around the circle and tie it to the gridwork of sticks.

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Step 6:  Cross your fingers.

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Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,

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