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    This is a Mad Idea that has taken form...

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    The snow block cutter / mould / kitchen / windbreak.

    It is one of those crazy ideas I wake up with occasionally but I thought this one might have wings.

    It’s primary purpose is to push into wind compacted snow to cut blocks for building an igloo. If good snow conditions are not available, loose snow can be shovelled into it and compacted to serve the purpose instead.

    It’s secondary purpose when not being used for that is to act as a kitchen base to stop the stoves melting into the snow.

    It will fit in the big duffel bags with kit packed inside it, taking little space for itself.

    Tipping the scales at 1.33 kg it is not insignificant but, as an experiment, I hope it will prove worth it’s weight.

  • #2
    It's so crazy, it just might work! Looking forward to your gear report down the road.

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    • #3
      It will be February before it gets really tested properly unless we get some decent snow here before that.

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        It never does any harm to consider other opinions.

        So many people have said I should have put handles on this that I changed my mind and added some. For the very few grams they weigh they cannot do any harm.

        I’m also showing here another way it could be used. As a wind break with a handy shelf over the cooking area.

        That would mean using my fire grill to stop the stoves melting down into the snow but no harm there.

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        • #5
          That's awesome! that is the epitome of a great design, simple, multi use, durable.

          Well done, great idea.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Heavy Duty View Post
            That's awesome! that is the epitome of a great design, simple, multi use, durable.

            Well done, great idea.
            still needs testing but I hope so.

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