This bed is formed from snow, a snow shovel, a wheelbarrow, a disc sled, a PVC pipe, a coal shovel, a bulb planter, a small potting shovel, sheets, covers, pillows, water, nails, and thermal blankets.
I used the bed for a short nap, and was quite warm while resting on it. The sheets I used were actually thermal blankets which had a wool covering on it. I would have added more covers if using for an extended period of time.
Step 1: Gathering Supplies
- a snow shovel
- a disc sled (anything which can press the snow evenly)
- a PVC pipe (I used one inch PVC, but anything long enough will work)
- a coal shovel
- a bulb planter
- a small potting shovel
- and thermal blankets.
Step 2: Collecting Snow
I used about 20-30 wheelbarrow-fuls of snow in my bed. As a rule of thumb, I would recommend that when you think that you have enough snow, add a bit more. The snow condenses, which makes the need for seemingly "excessive" snow mandatory.
Step 3: Leveling Your Snow Pile
Step 4: Making the "Mattress"
After the top of the bed is quite flat, take the PVC pipe, and slowly drag it across the top to remove slight humps and excess snow.
I added a headboard to block the slight breeze which started during the build. I also put a drink holder there, using the bulb planter. Simply put it in the snow, spin it, and remove.
BE CAREFUL, because a slight depression cause by trying to level the mattress is very hard to fix
Step 5: Adding Sheets, Thermal Blankets, and Covers
Step 6: Adding Additional Sheets
Step 7: Done! Now Try It Out
Also remember to bundle up in comfortable apparel before resting in the bed.
Note: If you feel cold she under the covers, add more insulation to the ground in the form of sheets or blankets.