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Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby mfox79 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:37 pm

So I have just purchased one of these for a winter camping trip the February and wanted to know if anyone else on here has used them before. are there any tips you can recomend or any downsides to using this to build a shelter? My girlfriend and I are going up north to build a cave next week but I just wanted some more information.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:24 pm

?cave?
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby mfox79 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:16 pm

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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby spiritualspatula » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:49 am

They have a forum with lots of info.
http://grandshelters.com/phpBB3/index.php

Never used one myself, but the guy who invented the thing lives relatively close and goes up and builds them in RMNP all the time, from what I've heard.
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby splattski » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:18 pm

Here's a discussion on a local forum in Idaho. Includes a video:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/m ... 2/Igloos...
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby mfox79 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:36 pm

Thanks for the information guys. That was what I was looking for. Now to see if I can get one constructed on saturday.
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby Brian C » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:32 pm

Ed posts on 14ers.com as Igloo Ed. He also arranges trips and demos through another site but I can't remember it at the moment. He is a nice guys and obviously a good resource for the IceBox since he invented it. Here are some links that I've seen him post good info on...

http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/memberlist. ... ile&u=6930

https://www.facebook.com/Igloo.Ed

http://www.grandshelters.com/
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby nartreb » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:28 am

Definitely get in some practice. I have one but haven't used it much. I found it nigh impossible to set up solo, but pretty good with two or three people. Much less shoveling than a quinzee, but still takes a while, so it's good for base camp but not great for one-way backpacking.
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Re: Grand Shelters Ice Box

Postby TheBootfitter » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:28 am

Playing Jesus and bringing a Lazarus thread back to life, but I have one of these and have built quite a few igloos over the years. I've done a trip with Ed and learned lots directly from the master himself.

If anyone has any questions, I'd be happy to offer my perspective.
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