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Shelter From a Snowstorm | Primal Survivor

Shelter From a Snowstorm | Primal Survivor

even here, there’s no escape from the storm. I have to get out of
this freezing wind. Best I can do is just find a
quick shelter behind the wind shadow of these trees. [wind howling] I dig down through the snow
at the base of a spruce, making a hole just big
enough to fit myself into. Snow is the key to
keeping warm out here. Fresh snow is up
to 95% trapped air, and that air acts as
a powerful insulator– trapping heat and
preventing it from escaping. That’s why the Cree keep it
up around their temporary shelters, and why many
animals survived the winters buried in snow caves. By digging down into
the snow like this and then using my
snowshoes to create a roof, I’m not only protecting
myself from the wind, but creating an
insulated air pocket where I can try to stay warm. All I can do is hunker down
and wait for the storm to pass. [music playing] Priority right now is
to keep myself warm. If this storm goes
on until dark, I won’t be able to build
a shelter or light a fire. And without them, I will not
survive through the night. [music playing]

31 thoughts on “Shelter From a Snowstorm | Primal Survivor”

  1. You don't keep warm by staying still, warm clothing and high calorie food will keep you alive in weather like that, keep moving to build your shelter…

  2. hmm wonder how the cameraman was getting on while Hazen's digging a hole to save himself. /wonder if he was digging snow hole too while he was holding the camera?

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