A simple leanto structure with a dakota fire pit a raised bed a roasting spit and 2 heat reflective walls. Just some of the things we get up to when the sun comes out. These creature comforts help massively when the sun goes down and the rain comes out in
We learned this in survival training when I was in the Navy. The Dakota fire hole - conserves wood while minimizing smoke and light from the fire. it also helps cut the light and smoke that can be seen by others or, eh hem, Walkers.