Building snow forts in Edmonton, AB
Now that the first snowfall of the year is upon us, it’s almost time to get to the serious business of winter: Building the best snow forts and snowmen. As former children and current experts in winter engineering, some of the Don Wheaton staff has put together some tips on how to have the best of each. Hopefully, this will lead to hours of fun playing outside. If the bigger kids (adults) out there are in need of a new Chevy or GMC pickup truck to help bring home the tools needed to build the best snow fort in the neighborhood, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.
How to build the best snow fort
If history can possibly dictate how to make the best snow fort, it has taught us that walls are the key. Strong walls will be key for concealment during the coming snowball fight. When done right these forts will be nearly indestructible.
- Make a plan — Using a stick or something like it, mark the snow with where the walls will be. This will determine the size of your snow fort.
- Test your materials — The best snow for building snow forts is wet and sticky snow. If you can make it into a ball and throw it a fair distance, you are in business. If its dry and loose, find some square containers to make bricks.
- Reinforce the walls — As you build up the walls pour water on them to build up that layer of ice. If you are using the brick method, leaving space between the bricks will allow for space to pack in more snow for reinforcements.
Once your finished building the walls, mixing water and food coloring into a squirt bottle will allow you to decorate your walls.
SAFETY NOTE: Don’t dig tunnels in drifts. Changing weather conditions can change the quality and integrity of the snow and lead to possible cave-ins.
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