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Alan Campbell writes, Building A ShelterI’m Alan Campbell and I am on the same island that Mafatu was on in the book Call it Courage.

Building A ShelterI’m Alan Campbell and I am on the same island that Mafatu was on in the book Call it Courage. My shelter is only going to be for me and protect me from heat, rain, and all the other things that will be thrown my way. First I will need to protect myself from the extreme heat that will accrue I will be able to escape the heat in my shelter because it will be shaded by trees in the forest. I will be protected from the rain because I will have a tarp made of leaves and held together by vines that will go over my shelter. The wind will be handled the same way the rain was, but I will be in the forest so that will stop some of the powerful wind also. My shelter will be made of cut rocks to be the frame and all of the holes will be stuffed with leaves an top of that I will then put a frame of thick tree limbs also covered with leaves. I will have a crawl space for me to get into my shelter that can be covered with leaves and a rock that way I will be the only one that can find the entrance. Inside my shelter there will be a bed made of feathers that are from birds that I speared down with sharp rock slices. I will also have water from the stream right by my shelter, and a tub made of rock that has water in it. Lastly the shelter will be held together by a wood frame tied together with vines and the shelter its self will be held up by thick vines tied to trees and with tree limbs supporting the shelter from all sides.Alan Campbell