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Hey Drifter, do you know how to make that stronger? Use IG Glue
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I was afraid you wood call it some kinda restroom.
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I was afraid you wood call it some kinda restroom.
Well, since you bring it up. Technically if you sleep there it makes it a restroom
And the men eskimos had it pretty figured out as to where they placed the vent hole.it’s easier then putting on the mukluks in the middle of the night.
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Seems like lately, all my luck has been pretty mucky.
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I was thinking something along the lines of this.
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@mikemikelle - ftw. I need to step up my camping game.
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food, h2o, pals, snow gear, fuel, tunes-- bring a sweater, too, a hoodie & cough drops; it's kinda easy-- 'lil Pittsburgher has gone camping, gone on various ways; just use your mind; you'll get by--
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You see these at burning man, maybe with roof support they could be adapted to
Freezing man.......

http://www.domerama.com/types-of-dom...-construction/
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You see these at burning man, maybe with roof support they could be adapted to
Freezing man.......

http://www.domerama.com/types-of-dom...-construction/
or this
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Think that Tucker Bus will fit the whole gang...living room, bunk house, kitchen- all in one rig

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For me one of the deciding factors is answering the question: Why?


I've "camped out" for 3 months in the arctic tending a portable USAF comm system. Our main tent looked a lot like Mike's base camp tent.


This last camp I did for a few days to do site surveys, I could come back to a warm base each day then venture out again, I had a few comfort things, but didn't overdo it.



If I was overnight only I think that it would be pared down even further.



While I like camping, I rarely "just go camping" usually there is a reason to be there. I do tend to enjoy myself when ever I'm out though.
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Snow is very good insulation,a candle along with body heat will get the inside
Very comfortable. always leave a vent hole about 3 and if possible build a raised sleeping area at -30F in a small well built snow structure it can be above freezing inside. even warmer with a small heat source like a candle or fire heated rocks for the night.
I teach a mountaineering course, and one of our yearly requirements is a snow field trip, where students have to build a snow shelter and spend the night in it.

Very fun, can be very comfortable, but they are a HUGE amount of work! The trick is the elevated floor, has to be above the top of the door to trap the heat.

My secret method - The easy way to achieve this is to dig the hole in the snowbank (your "cave"), then use a snow saw to cut a foot well in the front floor (and keep the resulting snow blocks), then use those blocks to "igloo-in" the front wall...easy squeazy, saves a ton of work, and "glows" with daylight! The foot well makes it much more comfortable, too. Built in chair, on your warm bag and insulation pad, as seen in the "tent" photo (Note my immediate neighbors saw it, and copied, but all the other tents hadn't caught on until they visited)


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when I was a kid in the Boy Scouts in the 1970"s to get a polar bear patch you had to sleep outside without shelter. We dug a holes in a snow drift worked the sleeping bag inside crawled in went to sleep and got the patch in the morning. As I remember it was not that bad.
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...those were the days
Looks like now there may be a few snowflakes
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...those were the days
Looks like now there may be a few snowflakes
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are you a Polar Bear or Snowflake?

pretty sure you are getting your cold weather equipment together and will be joining in the FUN
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I teach a mountaineering course, and one of our yearly requirements is a snow field trip, where students have to build a snow shelter and spend the night in it.

Very fun, can be very comfortable, but they are a HUGE amount of work! The trick is the elevated floor, has to be above the top of the door to trap the heat.

My secret method - The easy way to achieve this is to dig the hole in the snowbank (your "cave"), then use a snow saw to cut a foot well in the front floor (and keep the resulting snow blocks), then use those blocks to "igloo-in" the front wall...easy squeazy, saves a ton of work, and "glows" with daylight! The foot well makes it much more comfortable, too. Built in chair, on your warm bag and insulation pad, as seen in the "tent" photo (Note my immediate neighbors saw it, and copied, but all the other tents hadn't caught on until they visited)


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...those were the days
Looks like now there may be a few snowflakes
https://scoutingevent.com/attachment...65290_3784.pdf
WTF tent camp when we did it the point was you had to sleep outside without a tent. 24 hours at 32 degrees. we did that once a month that was a normal camp out.
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