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Month: February 2012

Quinzee fun, basic snow shelter

Quinzee fun, basic snow shelter

TweetBuilding a quinzee… Wilderness survival manuals illustrate several types of snow shelters suggested for emergency use. Oddly, the simplest type with the broadest application is rarely suggested, it’s a snow-mound shelter called a quinzee. Building a quinzee requires little; a shovel or two, a little ambition, a few hours, and some heavy breathing! Quinzee’s are simple to construct compared with other wilderness shelters, and unlike the construction challenges you must skillfully overcome to build many snow and ice shelters, building…

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