|12-25-2020, 06:10 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2017
I just now stuffed a 55 gallon drum liner with leaves
and laid down on it. its as long as my head to about a fist width past my tailbone. It's of course much wider than need be. for padding, but some of it coming up around you makes for better protection from the cold. Another one beneath me and two on top of me, tied in place, would be pretty good protection from the cold. I'll see if I can gather up enough leaves from the neighbors to find out.
Dry grass is of course much more desirable (as insulation) than the deciduous leaves. The leaves swiftly break down into dust, as in a week or less, when you lay on them and move them around in a bag. Grasses are much more durable. However, for the walls of a double layered tent shelter, the leaves might suffice ok. So might massive amounts of dry pine needles.
the leaves were piled up 4" thick between my house and the fence. It only took 5 minutes to get them raked up and into the bag. So, making the covering for the raised wooden bed and the stuffing for the shelter walls would only take a couple of hours, at most. Simply locate the shelter where the materials are, that's all. If the leaves pile up there, that means that the winds are less-mobile in that area, which is what you want for a winter shelter anyway.
|12-26-2020, 08:37 AM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2015
All the welfare money you say you suck in every month an you can't afford decent winter clothes an gear? Have to rely on garbage?
|12-26-2020, 08:47 AM||#3|
Joined: Jun 2004
From: Canadian Badlands
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