Туризм - building a quinzhee snow survival shelter part 2 of 2

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In this video (2 of 2) I will build a quinzhee, a snow survival shelter to protect you in harsh winter conditions. It is basically a pile of settled and optionally compressed snow that you hollow out / excavate to make a space to provide shelter and protection from the elements outside. I built this small one in the mountains of Austria and used it in temperatures ranging from -10 degrees Celcius to -20 degrees Celcius (14 to -4 degrees Fahrenheit) with snow and wind on two consecutive days. The one I built gave about 10 to 12 degrees Celcius of extra warmth (-20 outside, -8 inside) which can mean all the difference in a survival situation. You can use a man made sleeping pad or natural materials for insulation from the ground and you can optionally build a simple door or windbreak to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. You'll see the ins and outs of building a quinzhee, how to construct it and what to watch out for. I'll be crawling in it, you'll see me getting in there and doing some temperature checks in the night both inside and outside. I'll finish it off with a good old destruction test. You can build one of these on your own in about 30 to 45 minutes in perfect conditions with the right tools. It took me a little longer because of the filming and goofing around.There is danger in building these shelters as any snow structure might collapse if not properly built. This is not a disclaimer, if it collapses on you, you're just sh*t out of luck. good luck sueing me smile .
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