February can have some extreme weather changes in most places. For example, it was 11* a few nights ago and it's supposed to hit 60* this weekend. So in the name of preparedness, the challenge for this month is to build a shelter, but not just any shelter. It needs to be adequate for the temperatures you might encounter, and it needs to be able to stand up to decent precipitation. You can only use natural gathered materials and items you would normally have in your PSK or day kit. A full size tarp or tent is one thing, but building a solid winter shelter from natural materials and what you're likely to have on you is another altogether. You receive bonus cool points for unique tips or hacks and improvisation. If you spend the night in it, make sure it's adequate and you have back up gear if you stick with the PSK theme. There will be some survival kit/shelter related items awarded via random number generator at the end of the month. Here’s my example. I self imposed a 1 hour limit on the construction. I only used bankline, a space blanket, and some 3M Masking Film. Inside I would have added a contractor bag stuffed with leaves and ferns if I was spending the night. All total the 3 materials would fit in a cargo pocket with ease. I’ll post a full thread later, but the quick version is... Large enough for me to lay down in. Basic frame with a space blanket on top and anchored with rock/slip knots for grommets. Then more framing focusing on coverage for holding debri. Leaf litter 6-8 inches deep I couldn’t find any bark so I shingled it with moss to help combat wind and assist water runoff. Anchored the 3M film with more cowboy grommets and placed logs on the bottom. Not by design but I was able angle the plastic at the head to make an entrance.