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.
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.
If you 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
in a quinzhee.
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 hammock,
4. Throw the snow back on the hammock,
5. Dig the snow cave.
Has anyone tried this?
Advice or comments please.