In real survival situations this ancient method is tried and true, but for the enterprising modern snow-architect there are a few tips and tricks that can turn a quinzhee from a crude temporary shelter into an awesome winter-long snow fort that's larger, sturdier, better lit, and faster to build.
Step 1: Materials
- Snow, and lots of it!
- shovels, rakes, and hand trowels
- some shish-kebab skewers (or straws, twigs, etc.)
- large plastic trash bags and twisty-ties
- spray bottle of water
- cake pans
- and more water