Compass, forts & such, Sticks, wood

Debris Shelter Birthday

02.27.11 | 5 Comments

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Seth recently attended a Debris Shelter Birthday party hosted by the coolest mom on our hillside Stitch Diva!  If you want to learn how to make a proper British debris shelter, watch this kookey video.  Or you can follow along and see how the kids at the party built them.

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First you start with a tripod of two short sticks and one long stick lashed together in a pup tent configuration.

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Next you build the skeleton out of beefy sticks.

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Then you haul whatever debris you can find to your shelter.

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This is a great way to channel some of that hyperactive birthday energy.

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Then you pile as much debris on the shelter structure as you can.  Or in this case your thoughtfully place the sticks :-)

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Finally you settle in for a rockin’ after party in your rad debris shelter!

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The kids all got compasses with emergency whistles on them which Seth loved!  The birthday boy gets a big Boy’s Almanac thumbs up because he decorated his cake with bugs and a rat.  This is a photo of him liking the icing off the rat ~ yum!





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