So, your interest has been piqued and you want to know everything there is to know about building and taking shelter inside an igloo? Welcome friend! You’ve come to the right place and we’re happy to have you join us on this journey.
Winter camping and ultimately igloo construction needs; passion, skill and an adventurous spirit. And just like you, when Ed Huesers started out, he had all three too. Igloo Ed’s love for building igloos has sent him on many an adventurous journey where he has made some impeccable igloos. Are you ready to join him and take on this incredible winter skill too? All you need is an ICEBOX® igloo maker and you will be on your way.
For centuries, the Inuit have built igloos for shelter from the harsh elements of the Arctic. You can do the same and so much more! Thanks to Igloo Ed’s ICEBOX® igloo maker technology, igloos can be used as:
- A safe and warm wilderness snow shelter for adventurers
- A fun winter camping project for families
- A unique location for hosting events amongst large groups of friends
- A team building activity with co-workers
With the ICEBOX® igloo maker, you can now leave your bulky cold tent at home and build a durable, as big-as-you-want warm igloo for cozy and fun winter outings in about 1.5 to 3 hours.
With so many ways to use an igloo, what are we waiting for? Let’s learn how it’s done!
Here’s a breakdown how to make an igloo with ICEBOX® igloo maker:
- The Snow: Obviously, the key ingredient you need to create an igloo is snow! However, the quality of the snow affects the building process. Typically, you need the dense snow that lies beneath the top-most layer to build a solid igloo. However, when using the ICEBOX® igloo maker, just pack whatever snow you have ICEBOX® mold and you will instantly create the perfect block of snow for building!
- The Center: In order to ensure that your igloo is perfectly circular, jam the pick of the ICEBOX® igloo maker into the center point of your igloo. Then adjust the length of the pole accordingly. For example, if you want an 8-foot igloo, your pole should be extended to four feet.
- The Ramp: Shovel snow inside of the ICEBOX® mold and start layering your blocks around the circle. With the help of the ICEBOX® igloo maker, make a slight ramp as you go up so that the ice bricks can stack up on top of each other in a continuous spiral. The adjustable pole can be lengthened and shortened to make sure the blocks are correctly angled to form a stable and solid arch. Make sure you pat in the ice so that it joins together nicely around the edges.
- The Dome: As the wall rises, you can remove the outer panel from the mold as it is no longer needed to prevent the snow from falling out. As you start making the dome, you can also take out the yellow panel, leaving only the inside panel. To create the dome, hold the panel in place and pack snow from the outside.
- The Doorway: Digging a tunnel at the bottom of your igloo is the best way to keep the cold out but you can also use a cut out a door, if you prefer. Cutting a door out of the wall and adding the cold trap will also hold your heat inside.
Your igloo is now complete and fully functional! For added strength, simply spray some water onto the outside of the igloo. This helps ice to form, thereby holding the igloo even more firmly in place.
Igloo construction is now safer, easier and convenient thanks to Ed Huesers ICEBOX® igloo maker. Grab yours today, get out into the winter wilderness and claim your spot amongst the toughest of winter campers!