How to Build a Real Igloo Video for Kids
How to build a real igloo
Igloos are the most specialized form of a snow shelter. They are typically used by skiers or outer enthusiast as a temporary shelter. These shelters are warm, sturdy and easy to construct. A special type of snow is required to do it the right way. The perfect snow can be from where a freeze and thaw cycle does not exist. Ideal environments for creating these structures are closer to the Polar Regions.
Materials Required: –
- A lot of snow
- Snow brick mold
- Snow knife
- Gather the snow in a big pile by using shovel and bin and create the base.
- Make snow bricks or snow blocks by using the snow brick mold.
- Determine the inner circumference of the igloo.
- Arrange the snow blocks end to end around the perimeter and start stacking them on each other.
- Start shaping the bricks to lean inward so that you don’t end up with a snow tube and can get a dome shaped structure.
- You can use a few sticks to make it more stable.
- The last block of the top is known as the king block. It should be slightly larger than required.
- After placing the last block fill in all the gaps between the snow blocks and then carve vents in the walls to prevent CO2
- Make your entrance by cutting a rectangle from the bottom.
- Remove the excess snow from the inside of your igloo.
- Make sure to cut air holes to avoid suffocation as excess of carbon dioxide can be fatal.
- Avoid using camp stoves or any kind of fire inside the dome.
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