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  • How to Build a Snow Cave for Winter Survival

    I made the same with a group of Venturers (Next up from scouts) in the Australian Snowy mountains. As there were no snow drifts, we made a mound of packed snow, a big mound as we had to sleep 6 plus house our backpacks. We marked a diameter in the snow around two laying toe to toe, thus could sleep in a radial manner. Plus wall thickness and we had our circle. All hands on, plates, shovels, whatever could be used. It was a circle as previously marked out and as tall as a person, plus wall thickness once more. Always jumped on regularly to compress the snow as we added more. Then, dig it out to become our desired accommodation for the following nights ahead. Door was a backpack placed over the small opening from the inside and a small hole in the roof as a ventilation tube. Only other t...

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    I made the same with a group of Venturers (Next up from scouts) in the Australian Snowy mountains. As there were no snow drifts, we made a mound of packed snow, a big mound as we had to sleep 6 plus house our backpacks. We marked a diameter in the snow around two laying toe to toe, thus could sleep in a radial manner. Plus wall thickness and we had our circle. All hands on, plates, shovels, whatever could be used. It was a circle as previously marked out and as tall as a person, plus wall thickness once more. Always jumped on regularly to compress the snow as we added more. Then, dig it out to become our desired accommodation for the following nights ahead. Door was a backpack placed over the small opening from the inside and a small hole in the roof as a ventilation tube. Only other thing we had to do was smooth the inside walls with the back of a metal plate as any rough points would cause condensation to drip. Two candles in the sides and we were all snug. A great time had by all and a perfect learning tool for my Venturers.

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  • Tasmaniac commented on offseid's instructable Easy Fermented Garlic2 years ago
  • Tasmaniac commented on offseid's instructable Easy Fermented Garlic2 years ago
    Easy Fermented Garlic

    Quick Q, do I close the lid firmly for the entire time other than pushing down the floaters?

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  • Tasmaniac commented on The Oakland Toy Lab's instructable Splitting Water the Easy Way2 years ago
    Splitting Water the Easy Way

    I have used a hydrogen generator on my Volvo for 7 years now and have benefited from greatly improved fuel consumption since. Safely wired with a relay via the ignition and an overriding switch to disable it easily. great fun making it and so durable too. Love it.

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