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Snow Shelter Comparisons

Snow is a very good insulator that keeps heat in and the cold out. Snow also is a very effective windbreak – if your shelter is constructed so that the snow you use doesn’t blow away in the wind.

Quinzee: Fairly quick to build but does require a fair amount of energy to construct. Build [...]

Quinzees

A quinzee (also quinhzee) is a combination of an igloo and a snow cave. Quinzees are suitable in marginal snow conditions, or when a crust is not available for igloos, or when there is not enough deep packed snow for a snow cave. On the flip side a quinzee won’t last an entire winter season [...]

All About Quinzees

What is a Quinzee?

A quinzee (also quinhzee) is a combination of an igloo and a snow cave. Quinzees are suitable in marginal snow conditions, or when a crust is not available for igloos, or when there is not enough deep packed snow for a snow cave. On the flip side a quinzee won’t last [...]

Welcome to my Quinzee

Jason welcomes you to his quinzee. Read all about quinzees here.

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Waking up in the Tipi

We took our Kifari Tipi on our Ely, MN dog sledding winter camping trip. While some people slept in quinzees….

others just spread their bivys and sleeping bags out on the snow…..

the rest of us slept inside a warm tipi with the woodstove

causing us to ponder – why would they [...]