How to make a hollow tree den

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How to make a hollow tree den

How to make a hollow tree den

This den is really awesome. It demands skill at finding the den, then making sure nobody else finds it!

So on your next visit to the woods try and track down any trees which are hollow. This can either be completely hollow, or ones with really big roots that have large gaps between that you can make a den from.

Or even better – find an upturned tree. You can use the huge hole left by the roots or even the tree trunk and branches.

To turn it into a den just gather loads of branches and interlink to make the den even better. Then use foliage like bracken and leafy branches to make it reasonably waterproof.

For the dens inside a hollow tree, scoop out the mud on the inside and use bracken or straw to make more snug. If you can keep the den secret, carve your initials into the walls for you to find in years to come. You could even put small shelves up to store provisions.

If you want to learn more about Den Making you may be interested in this item:

The Mighty Eagle Den Kit

The Mighty Eagle Den Kit

Den Making Kit

The Mighty Eagle Forest Den Kit, is a great hide away for an afternoon of fun with your kids. Dad’s make the best dens and now it is time to proove it!

The kit comes complete with camo netting which is UV and rot resistant, (just in case you want to keep the den up for a while…) More Info

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June 22, 2012 | Activities, Den making | No comment