Quinzee Snow Shelter – review and build (snow cave, snow kennel)

Snow shelters come in all shapes and sizes, from the renowned Inuit igloo to simple snow trenches. This is the Quinzee snow cave, made by heaping snow into a dome and then tunnelling out a living area within. In this video I make a Quinzee snow shelter and give my honest opinion on how useful it is in a survival situation. The Quinzee snow cave is useful when hard packed frozen snow is not available to build an Inuit igloo, and there is only powdery snow.
I made it primarily because it was fun to do so and so that my Jack Russell could have somewhere to hide from the constant freezing temperatures, snow and blizzard winds while he is protecting my property (he still gets to sleep in my bed though…).

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens and an Apeman 4k action camera

Published by Carpathian Adventure

My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit http://www.edwardotoole.com

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