I started off by clearing my Yard of snow and piling it all up in a corner.
Almost enough snow. Another couple of hours work and there will be enough
The twigs used to measure the thickness of the walls
The twigs inserted into the walls
Now starting to hollow out the shelter
The door needs to be just big enough to be able to crawl into
Again, if I was in a wilderness area, I'd have dug down into the floor a lot more, creating a cold sink and would have made a sleeping platform at a higher level than the floor
Inside the Quinzee
The twigs are exposed on the inside indicating the correct wall thickness.
It's important to make the inside walls as smooth as possible so as to avoid condensation drips and also you need to create a ventilation hole through to the outside, especially when you close up the entrance during the night