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post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 08:35 PM
High on the Mountain Top
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Penhold, Alberta, Canada.
Interest: fishing, downhill/x-country skiing,hiking/backpacking, canoeing, snowshoing
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HI folks, I'm planning on doing some winter camping myself and I intend to combine ice fishing with the camping thing. What I'm not sure about is the technique or requirements for building a "quinsy"?? {snow cave}. I'd like to make it large enough for 2-3 people and just wondered if anyone could tell me what size of snow pile I'd need to build-up before hollowing it out? I already know the access should be below the sleeping area, and I'll be using a 2ft. piece of 3-4 inch abs pipe for fresh air. If anyone has done this I'd appriciate any suggestions, thanks.

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