Don’t Be Left Out in the Cold — Stay Warm in an Igloo
Igloo construction needs passion and intelligence. Ed Huesers’ love for building igloos has sent him on adventurous journeys to places where he has made snow igloos of unmatchable quality.
Years ago, the Inuit mostly used igloos as shelter from the cold. However, today, thanks to Huesers’ ICEBOX® igloo maker technology, you can use igloos as:
• A fun winter camping project for adventure lovers
• A location for hosting winter events like parties, art shows, and even sports events
• An exclusive hotel
• A DIY decorative architectural project at home
With the ICEBOX® igloo maker, you can now leave your bulky tent at home and build a durable, as big-as-you-want igloo for cozy and fun winter outings in about 1.5 to 3 hours.
Winter Is Coming — But Your Igloo Is Open All Winter
Here is a simple method on how to make an igloo with ICEBOX® igloo maker:
• The Snow: Obviously, the key ingredient you need to create an igloo is snow. To make an igloo, you will need a lot of ice. The quality of the snow also affects the igloo. When making an igloo in the traditional way, it is better to take the denser snow that lies beneath the top-most layer. You can use your snow shoes to prepare the snow and make it more compact, rather than powdery. Just pack in the powdery stuff inside the ICEBOX® mold and you will have a perfect block of ice in no time.
• The Center: To make sure your igloo is perfectly circular, jam the pick of the ICEBOX® igloo maker into the place where it will be centered. Then adjust the length of the pole accordingly. For example, if you want an 8-foot igloo, your pole should be extended to four foot.
• 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, making 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 catenary arch. Make sure you pat in the ice so that it joins together nicely at 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 take out the yellow panel as well 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 helps keep the cold out but you can also cut out a door from the wall if you want. The entrance acts as a cold trap while the interior will hold any heat generated inside.
Your igloo is now complete and fully functional. For added strength, you can spray some water onto the igloo so that ice can form on the outside and holds the igloo even more firmly in place.
When it comes to building an igloo, the sky is the limit. You can go as small as you want or as big as you dare. But make sure you have a constant supply of cold weather.