I can show you how to make a safe Snow Shelter with two store bought tools, some twigs, and a lot of Snow.Once I picked a good spot it took me 60 minutes to complete.
A Saw and a Shovel were purchased then used for this.
This Instructables Shelter is based on a real life Survival Shelter and is a re-creation. A few tree branches were harmed in the making of this re-creation Shelter discretion is advised.
Step 1: Snow required
I searched for a snow drift where nothing could fall from above and bury me.
The Saw was used to cut some Willow branches then brought to the shelter site.I cut enough to make about 20 sticks to use for proper thickness in the walls.All sticks were about a Foot and a Half or so long but all about the same length.This is how thick your walls will be,as long as your sticks are.