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.

2-30

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.

2-31

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

2-32

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

2-33

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

2-34

Step 6:  Cross your fingers.

Each month, I teach a new survival skill to Survival Skill of the Month Club Members at http://www.survivalskillofthemonth.com. Recently, I used a slightly more advanced technique for making an incredible full sized canoe. Although the full Skill Sheet is 8-pages, I’ve included a photo of the one below with pictures of the finished boat. Isn’t this incredible??!! The entire frame is made from flexed saplings and then it’s skinned with either plastic or a waterproof tarp.

Page 5 from one of Creek’s Survival Skill of the Month Club Sheets “HOW TO MAKE A MODERN BULL BOAT: December 2017”

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,

Creek

Creek Stewart is the Owner & Lead Instructor at Willow Haven Outdoor Survival School located in Central Indiana. Find out more about Creek online at http://www.creekstewart.com.

(Visited 476 times, 1 visits today)
%d bloggers like this: