Building a Wigwam with Natural Materials | Bushcraft Shelter (PART 1)

Join us in the woods as we build a bushcraft wigwam using hazel saplings and cedar bark for the natural cordage and roof. This simple bushcraft shelter was originally built by first nations and north american tribes of the Eastern Woodlands in North America. A Wigwam is a dome or cone shaped primitive hut built using very simple materials. They built this type of shelter as their house because it is easy to construct and disassemble when following herds of game during the cold winter months where they needed to be mobile and put up shelters quickly. Traditionally, the women of the camp would build the shelter while the men would go off hunting food to survive. Typically, this style of domed wigwam would house one small family. They did however, build larger shelters in their camp using a basic timber frame structure.
We are building this bushcraft wigwam using hazel saplings for the frame. These are best when cut green as they still have the moisture in them to help them bend. We then used the inner strands of cedar bark from logs nearby as lashings to hold the frame together. We stored the bark cordage in water to make it pliable and easy to tighten when doing knots.
In Part 2 we will begin to peel the bark from the cedar logs and secure this to the wood frame of the wigwam. Be sure to subscribe to stay up to date with each episode of the series.

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