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How to Build the Snow Fort of Your Dreams in 5 Easy Steps

If you love snow, then this important survival skill is also a fun winter activity to do with kids.

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Mark the area for your snow hut by making a circle in the snow that’s about 10 feet in diameter.

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Start piling snow. Be sure to mix the snow to break up any chunks. Stop when the snow dome is about 6 feet high.

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Find a dozen or so branches. Poke them about 1 foot deep into the pile through the top and the sides.

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Let the pile set for at least an hour. This is a good time to go inside and warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

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Time to dig! Hollow out the mound until you see the branches poking through the snow. You’ve made a shelter!

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