Quick! To the snow cave, Batman!

The best thing about writing fiction is I can be a virtual hero. Today I’ve done some research about how to build a snow cave if I am caught in the winter wilderness. One must have an access tunnel, and nice sturdy walls and for goodness sake don’t forget the ventilation hole. My fictional snow cave turned out perfectly, if I do say so.

Have you ever attempted a snow cave? Or any other handy trick to keep you safe in the wilderness? Do share.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karen H in NC on January 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    It seems there was a whole lot more snow when I was a kid. My two older brothers tried building an igloo in our front yard one year. Had trouble keeping the upper blocks in place but hey, they were only 10 and 12 years old at the time. We lived on a relatively quiet country road and it was great fun to build a snow wall across the road to have our snowball fights…at least until a neighbor came home from work and his car smashed the wall. Cars were bigger and heavier back then. Do you know what kind of damage a 1949 Chevy can do to a snow wall?



  2. That’s a GOOD one, Ben. 🙂



  3. Posted by Ben S. on January 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    You need to make sure that the walls of your ice cave are affixed together with a strong substance – may I suggest Ig-glue (*wah wah*). The best that my son (who loves to dig) and I did was make a very careful tunnel into a snow drift, but we were very concerned about a cave-in, so we gave that up very quickly!



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