Sleeping in an Igloo

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  1. Matt O

    Matt O Strangers are friends who have not yet met

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    From: The Daily Local

    Check out this news story about a guy who built an iglol and slept in it after the last snow storm in PA. The link will bring you to some of the pics of his iglol
     
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    There really isn't much mystery here. Snow can be an effective insulator. If its built right, the way the Inuit do, it can keep the inside temperature to just around freezing which is fine for a good sleeping bag. The trick is finding the right consistency of snow, and learning the techniques.
     
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    That's great! Not a whole lot you can do with all that snow might as well find some way to enjoy it a bit :) Our kids would love to do that.
     
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    I'm sure you can find some videos on the net of how to do it. Position it so the door is facing away from the prevailing wind.
     
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    On this note learning how to make a snow cave is a great survival lesson. We do this kind of training once a year for our search and rescue folks.
     
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    When we were in high school they had a class “outdoor survival” and one of the tricks they taught was about staying warm in a winter storm. Snow cave, igloo, or finding a big evergreen and pushing your way into the tree close to the truck and digging down.

    We went up to Mt Hood and did just that. Snow level was 20’ plus so we pushed into the center and dug down, very warm and really no wind. That was one cool class.
     

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