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vyznev

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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2011, 07:45:09 pm »

When we got our first really serious snowfall this winter (and it was a good one too), the plow crews piled it up in long walls several meters tall and basically stretching all the way from one intersection to the next along the main road here.  Apparently, some of the folks living along that road decided that it was easier to dig a path to their house through the snow pile than across it.

I should've taken a picture of that tunnel when it was new.  It's still there (I think), but now the snow's gone all grimy and the pile around the tunnel has compacted enough that you can't walk through it without stooping anymore (well, unless you're a kid or a midget, that is).  It looks a lot less impressive now than the original elegant archway through a huge white mountain.
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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2011, 07:59:48 pm »

You know, a plastic shovel isn't really your best bet. What you need is a wood saw. Saw through the snow and ice.
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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 08:23:47 pm »

Wait, you're building a fortress in real life? I may have to immigrate there.

So THIS is how migrations start.

"Hey, dude, there's this crazy bastard digging in the ground for stuff. Let's go watch."
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2011, 08:30:46 pm »

Man, I love digging in the snow. If I'm not busy this weekend, maybe I'll start my own project.

If anyone else is in SE New Hampshire...
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2011, 08:32:28 pm »

So THIS is how migrations start.
"Hey, dude, there's this crazy bastard digging in the ground for stuff. Let's go watch."
Well, that is the dwarven spirit!

...Also, appending that to my signature. Thankies!
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So THIS is how migrations start.
"Hey, dude, there's this crazy bastard digging in the ground for stuff. Let's go watch."

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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2011, 08:59:01 pm »

:P
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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2011, 10:33:16 pm »

Back in college me and some friends made an igloo one day when it snowed about a foot.  It was in the middle of the school and fit 7-8 people.  Construction was pretty easy.  We had half a bookshelf that we packed snow into and compressed into a block.  Make sure the back of the bookshelf is sturdy.  We dumped the block out of the shelf section and laid them in a circle.  Then we put another layer on top of that, and just kept going up, curving in slightly as we went up.

I think there were 5 or so of us, and it only took a couple of hours gathering snow, making and stacking blocks, and finishing the igloo.  It was big enough that we could stand up in the middle, and it lasted a really long time, way longer than the rest of the snow around.

If I were doing it again I'd make the entrance tube slightly bigger, since it (and the rest of the structure) shrunk as the ice settled and slowly melted.
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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2011, 02:10:58 pm »

Isn't booze supposed to make it easier to catch hypothermia or something?
Not if its on fire.
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2011, 02:42:58 pm »

Isn't booze supposed to make it easier to catch hypothermia or something?
Not if its on fire.

Yes, then it makes it easier to catch Fun.
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2011, 04:22:58 pm »

Posting to watch. I have a super huge backyard. If there weren't stone two feet below ground level, I would love to dig it out and start an IRL fort.
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Fayrik

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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2011, 04:29:29 pm »

If there weren't stone two feet below ground level, I would love to dig it out and start an IRL fort.
Great! What kind of stone?
Maybe you should buy picks when the next caravan arrives...
Building into stone layers means that you get to smooth it down later on.
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So THIS is how migrations start.
"Hey, dude, there's this crazy bastard digging in the ground for stuff. Let's go watch."

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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2011, 07:33:31 pm »

If there weren't stone two feet below ground level, I would love to dig it out and start an IRL fort.
Great! What kind of stone?
Maybe you should buy picks when the next caravan arrives...
Building into stone layers means that you get to smooth it down later on.

Primarily marble/quartz. In fact, I have reason to believe the mountain I live on is primarily quartz, marble, gravel and dirt.
I will steal a pick from the elves road construction dwarves that have been sitting in the same place doing nothing for four weeks.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 08:08:03 pm by freeformschooler »
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Aramco

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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2011, 07:36:09 pm »

If there weren't stone two feet below ground level, I would love to dig it out and start an IRL fort.
Great! What kind of stone?
Maybe you should buy picks when the next caravan arrives...
Building into stone layers means that you get to smooth it down later on.

Primarily marble/quartz. In fact, I have reason to believe the mountain I live on is primarily quartz, marble, gravel and dirt.
I will steal a pick from the elves.

Elves don't have picks, only cloth.
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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2011, 08:21:45 pm »

Wait, where in the north east.
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Re: Strike The Snow!
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2011, 08:54:34 pm »

If there weren't stone two feet below ground level, I would love to dig it out and start an IRL fort.
Great! What kind of stone?
Maybe you should buy picks when the next caravan arrives...
Building into stone layers means that you get to smooth it down later on.

Primarily marble/quartz. In fact, I have reason to believe the mountain I live on is primarily quartz, marble, gravel and dirt.
I will steal a pick from the elves.

Elves don't have picks, only cloth.

They have picks... they're just stuck in their chests.
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