7 Tips for Building the Best Snow Fort Ever


With up to a foot of snow expected to pummel the East Coast, conditions may be ripe for building a snow fort. NewsFeed has rounded up some construction tips. Bundle up!

No Parking Lots: When picking the right location, avoid snow mounds near parking lots because carbon monoxide fumes could potentially collect in the snow shelter, Norbert E. Yankielun, a former research engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, writes in How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters.

Kitchenware: Use loaf pans or plastic Tupperware to pack snow bricks together for the wall of the fort, the National Building Museum suggests.

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Water: In below-freezing weather, sprinkle water over the walls so that it freezes and makes the fort sturdy, an AOL video explainer points out.

On Color: You can dye the snow with food coloring. A Northwestern Ontario Reddit user also made a multicolored snow fort by…

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