Build A Foxhole For Paintball

Paintball sport fans often build elaborate defensive positions for both indoor and outdoor facilities. One good defensive position to build for outdoor paintball fields is a standard U.S. Army-style foxhole.


1. Choose an appropriate location to build the foxhole. The view from the foxhole should give you an open view of the surrounding area.

2. Measure a rectangular area about 6.5 feet by 3 feet to dig the hole. Dig the hole deep enough so that the walls will be about shoulder high when standing in it.

3. Dig sumps along the left and right sides for water to collect in if should rain. The sumps should be about 4 or 5 inches wide and two feet deep.

4. Line the area in front of the foxhole with sandbags. Build it two sandbags high the entire width. Now line the left and right sides with sandbags as well.

5. Build a row of sandbags behind the foxhole two bags high and 3 feet long, about 1 to 2 feet away from the hole.

6. Waterproof the foxhole. Place several 4-inch to 6-inch logs over the top from the back sandbags to the front. Now, cover with a tarp large enough to extend over the sandbags on all sides.