Making shelters in the wild

We went for a hike on a heavily forested nature trail today. We paused to listen to a short story about Chirpy Cricket.


(The Kindle offers a series of short animal stories by Arthur Scott Bailey.)

We then continued to walk off the beaten path. Soon we noticed many fallen branches and small trees which gave us a brilliant idea…

We could make shelters! 


We all helped gather sticks and lean them against each other like a teepee.    

Eli and I made our own small shelter.



Simone, Eddie, and Andre made a large shelter.




We go on nature hikes several times a week and very rarely see animals… something about loud kids must scare them off! 

My husband, at work, sent me this beautiful owl picture he took today! 


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  1. dkjsv05

    We did this one year (build a fort with fallen tree limbs), it was a lot of fun. Our fort was still standing for several years.

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  2. So, jealous of the warm weather. Still cold, wet and possibility of snow here in Northern BC. What a fun day all of you had! πŸ˜€

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  3. Murtagh's Meadow

    Great shelters:)

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  4. I love the forts. My boys would love to do something like that. How fun! Blessings.

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    • Thanks! We wanted to pick them up and take them home with us LOL! I told them we’d come back someday and see if they’re still standing! I bet your boys would have a blast making their own!!


  5. Looks like a fun day. You know that someone is going to stumble upon those one day and think a Bigfoot made them. πŸ˜‰ Where does your husband work?

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    • Bahaahaaa! That’s funny 😊 my kids are always looking for signs of Bigfoot! My husband is security for a company that owns lots of wooded property… He’s always seeing wild animals! One of these days we are going to hike those woods!

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