A teepee is one type of survival shelter that has a lot of advantages.
It is sturdy, roomy, yet intimate and portable and if you stick to traditional building materials, you can make one out of completely natural substances.
One major drawback is having a fire inside a teepee – the smoke can be stifling (although not generally dangerous) and can permeate just about everything, but particularly your clothes.
While no method is totally effective removing the smoke in a teepee, there are steps you can take to greatly reduce its presence and its effect.
A method that uses natural air flow is to build a “tunnel” under your teepee that extends in two directions out from the fire.
To see how this works, check out the video on the next page.