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hikingfish
06-19-2006, 04:06 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of all this hot weather. Give me my winter / snow back!!

I started reading on igloos again (I had posted questions about the icebox a while ago). I was wondering if anyone had ever used a stove inside an igloo before? I'm not too keen on that idea myself and I was wondering if anyone had ever done a multi-room igloo using the icebox tool? I was thinking of doing a bedroom dome and a kitchen dome (connected by a tunnel, of course!) with more ventilation holes (for obvious reasons). Even if I'd need to clean a bit of blown snow from the kitchen dome in the morning and create a door to make sure the more airated (sp?) kitchen dome wouldn't let cold air into the bedroom dome (making the bedroom dome a "step" higher would help too, since cold air sinks), it'd be pretty good.

I know this would probably need to be constructed in 1 long day or 2 half-days (sleeping quarters on the first day, to survive the night hehe) and require a lot of effort. But I figured if I went to, let's say, the Chic-Chocs for an entire week and spent the night at the winter campground of Mt Albert, it'd probably be more confortable than a tent!

Anyways, ideas / comments would be more than welcomed!

Fish

DougPaul
06-19-2006, 04:46 PM
If you must cook in an igloo/snowcave, make sure that it is well ventilated. I'd cook outside if possible.

The Icebox website might be useful: http://www.grandshelters.com/.

"Igloo" Ed Huesers (founder of the company) often posts on Rec.backcountry.

Doug

KMartman
06-20-2006, 09:27 AM
super interested in this product too and I know there are a few who've used it on this very board. Search the threads i know there has been this topic before.

M

DougPaul
06-20-2006, 09:55 AM
super interested in this product too and I know there are a few who've used it on this very board. Search the threads i know there has been this topic before.
There is a significant amount of discussion of Icebox use on rec.backcountry:
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.backcountry/search?group=rec.backcountry&q=icebox&qt_g=1&searchnow=Search+this+group

Doug