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fishhead
01-31-2008, 10:52 PM
well i figured i could use a workour so i have started to build an igloo, hopefully i can get a roof on it in the next week

I started it today and spent 4 hours on it, hoping to put in a few hours everynight after work on it , we shall see.


hell of a work out

Specs...

4ftx10ft inside walls are just over 5 feet tall in places and just over 3 feet thick:eek:


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spanky
01-31-2008, 11:25 PM
can i come play in your igloo

Bocephus
01-31-2008, 11:34 PM
lol its like a little redneck fort thats awsome

Tunabomber
01-31-2008, 11:40 PM
the best way to build a igloo is by useing a square bucket
packing it with snow for good tight blocks to build with.


we built one a few years ago this way . it was great and easy could fit like 8 peeps in it for a hot box.

also when done if its cold enough use a tiger tourch to lightly melt interior and exterior then alow to freeze and create a hard and sealed inner outer shell.

a fan will help for the inside as per the windchill.

also use some frozen bucket ice for a window [36]


good luck cant wait to see more pics [cheers]

Lynx
02-01-2008, 06:57 AM
best way is to use some reebar :)

I heard thats how the eskimos do it.

C-Dog
02-01-2008, 08:44 AM
Im with Mr Tuna We Buily my son a big long ramp in the front yard this tear and we used our and the two neighbors blue bins they were the perfect size

Way to kill some time Trav [cheers]

Leithmc
02-01-2008, 08:52 AM
When I was a kid we used those plastic lunch buckets that were the same size top and bottom, you know the ones, came with popeye,mickey mouse and whatever other disney folk there were at the time. Pull out the plasitc pin that held the hinges together and you could make 2 bricks at a time. Not easy to get back together though.

HEAVY METAL
02-01-2008, 08:55 AM
who the fuck is mr tuna?

Tunabomber
02-01-2008, 08:57 AM
who the fuck is mr tuna?


[16] asshat

HEAVY METAL
02-01-2008, 09:07 AM
[16] asshat

thin skinned jeep drivin fag....:D

factor
02-01-2008, 09:13 AM
and hes a hindu lover

dirka dave
02-01-2008, 09:51 AM
Nice Job, where is the beer fridge ?

ryan77
02-01-2008, 11:03 AM
the best way to build a igloo is by useing a square bucket
packing it with snow for good tight blocks to build with.


we built one a few years ago this way . it was great and easy could fit like 8 peeps in it for a hot box.

also when done if its cold enough use a tiger tourch to lightly melt interior and exterior then alow to freeze and create a hard and sealed inner outer shell.

a fan will help for the inside as per the windchill.

also use some frozen bucket ice for a window [36]


good luck cant wait to see more pics [cheers]
[iagree] Recycling blue bins work the best

fishhead
02-01-2008, 06:59 PM
unfortinatly i dot have any bin right now, i do however have a largerubbermade container but i think once i pack it with snow i wont be able to life it, i am heading out now to put a few more hours into it. then on sunday i am spending the whole day out side on it if the body alllows me to, will post progress pics

Secret Agent Man
02-01-2008, 07:05 PM
igloo???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igloo

um looks like the start of a Snow cave....




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Recommended Gear

Lightweight shovels, long and short handles
Sticks or a ski pole
Door cover (backpack, etc.)
Large tarp to cover the floor
Wear waterproof layers
Appropriate camping gear Choosing Your Snow Cave Location (http://www.outdoorswithdave.com/camping/choosing_snow_cave_location.htm)

The outside height should be at least 4 or 5 feet so decide whether to build a pile, dig in or dig down
Make sure the area is safe from avalanches
Mark the roof area with noticeable markings (ski poles, etc.) Piling a Snow Cave (http://www.outdoorswithdave.com/camping/piling_a_snow_cave.htm)

Plan for 3 hours to create an adequate snow pile
For two adults measure a 10 foot circle (5 foot radius). For more than two people, just add 2 feet to the diameter for each adult. Stretch the shape if it will be wider than 16 ft.
Use a tarp for dragging snow to the pile
Pile 2 feet higher than you want the inside height to be
Let the pile sit for 2 hours before digging into it Digging Out a Snow Cave (http://www.outdoorswithdave.com/camping/digging_out_a_snow_cave.htm)

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Wear layers so you can shed insulation when you get hot from shoveling. Avoid sweating so you stay warm and dry.
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Sleeping in a Snow Cave (http://www.outdoorswithdave.com/camping/sleeping_in_a_snow_cave.htm)

Leave a few inches of snow on the floor for insulation and make sure the floor is higher than the door
Lay down a waterproof tarp first
Lay down thick padding and insulate your sleeping bag with a blanket
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Properly ventilate the snow cave
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gavman
02-01-2008, 08:04 PM
the best way to build a igloo is by useing a square bucket
packing it with snow for good tight blocks to build with.


we built one a few years ago this way . it was great and easy could fit like 8 peeps in it for a hot box.

also when done if its cold enough use a tiger tourch to lightly melt interior and exterior then alow to freeze and create a hard and sealed inner outer shell.

a fan will help for the inside as per the windchill.

also use some frozen bucket ice for a window [36]


good luck cant wait to see more pics [cheers]

All figured out but what about the farting?