I have a friend here in Idaho who takes a refrigerator box out on the
lake and sleeps in that!
Insulation, wind break, low cost.
Usually when I do my slit trench, I like to covwer it over with tarp
and snow to insulate. On other occasions I have built a partial igloo
up and over the slit trench. If the snow is right, save the blocks as
you cut them out, stack and cover the slit.
One concern I would consider is the snow is usully not as deep right
around a tree or between two trees.
Please let me know how it goes. I'm in charge of a Klondike in January.
Ralph I used to be an antelopeee
On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 17:32:49 -0500, jonas4321@...
> I am hammocking at the Okpik (BSA Winter Camping) training in January, and I
> may end up in a moderately windy site next to a lake. I am considering a
> modified snow slit trench, slung low, with the tarp low as well, to block
> wind. I'd still be suspended (unless I don't want to sleep, which is what
> will happen if I am on the ground), but low. Shouldn't take much to
> construct if the snow is at all deep.
> On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 11:37:12 -0700 Dick Matthews <dick@...> writes:
> Just might be stupid. I figure it is virtually a whole day to construct.
> Hike into the area make the snow pile about late morning, go for a snowshoe,
> then return and dig the cave. I have never been able to create a snow
> shelter without getting wet. Caves are fun and great emergency shelters,
> but only useful for base camp situations.
> I just wonder if the movement of the trees and hammock will cause the roof
> to collapse. I guess I need to try it and see.
> Dick Matthews
> Nazdarovye wrote:
> Wow - ambitious!
I was going to try mine out in a snow slit trench this
> winter - similar
thinking, just without the roof. I figured that it would
> take care of
the majority of the convective heat loss due to wind.
> try this, post pictures - I'd love to see it.
On Nov 3, 2004, at 9:16 AM,
> Dick Matthews wrote:
> Winter will be here soon and I am thinking about setting my hammock up
1. Dig a trench in the snow between the two trees,
2. Install the
> hammock in snake skins,
3. Inflate a VBL sleeping bag liner under the
4. Throw the snow back on the hammock,
5. Dig the snow cave.
> anyone tried this?
Advice or comments please.
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