Sons of the Forest: Shelters Sons of the Forest guide, tips
The world of Sons of the Forest is not a safe one, so it is advisable to build a suitable shelter that will serve you as a base camp and protection from enemies. The following page of the game guide contains a description of the available shelter schemes, along with a list of necessary materials for construction.
Last update: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Getting a good shelter is another major aspect of survival in Sons of the Forest, so it is worth spending some time preparing the right one. On this page of the guide, we show how to build individual structures of this type based on blueprints.
Before starting the building process, it pays off to know a few things:
- Shelters can be freely expanded - nothing stands in the way of constructing a shelter without a blueprint and then adapting it to your needs. It is even recommended to adapt the base in such a way as to offer the best protection against enemies.
- If the building is damaged, you can repair it. Repair Tool is created for this purpose. The ingredients for it are Stick, Stone and Rope. To use the tool, approach the area you want to repair and press the left mouse button several times.
- If you are building a Shelter from a blueprint, you don't have to manually cut the logs into smaller pieces. The game automatically adjusts the size of the logs so they adapt to the blueprint.
- As getting the needed amount of materials is time-consuming, it is worth asking Kelvin for help in getting the logs. The companion can cut trees on his own.
The tent is an easy-to-build basic shelter that will allow you to save your game and use the sleep option. However, it offers virtually no protection against enemies and cold.
To build a Tent you need:
- 1x Tarp;
- 2x Stick.
The Hunting Shelter doesn't offer much protection against enemies and cold but can be useful when you want to set out to hunt wild animals. Saving and sleeping is possible in this shelter.
To build this, you need:
- 7x Stick;
- 6x Stone;
- 5x Log;
- 2x Half Log.
Small Log Cabin
This structure is not very spacious, but it protects not only from enemies but also from adverse weather conditions.
To build a Small Log Cabin you will need:
- 3x Half Log;
- 3x Three Quarter Log;
- 35x Planks;
- 8x Quarter Logs;
- 42x Log.
This structure has one exposed wall, so it works best as a place to store materials.
The Lean-To requires following materials:
- 4x Half logs;
- 12x Three Quarter Log;
- 36x Plank;
- 20x Log.
Look Out Tower
This tall structure works as a vantage point and a place to escape from the mutants.
To build this, you need:
- 1x Rope;
- 5x Quarter Log;
- 2x Half Log;
- 17x Planks;
- 49x Log.