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(Mother Nature Network)   If you live in Greenland all you really need to be content is a wooden micro-shelter designed to be pulled by a dog   ( divider line
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6859 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Feb 2014 at 9:22 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-16 09:23:44 AM  
Well that's different.
2014-02-16 09:29:43 AM  
They couldn't get close-up pictures of the interior?
2014-02-16 09:36:33 AM  

ravenlore: They couldn't get close-up pictures of the interior?

Could it be there's no toilet.

Just go outside in the freezing blizzard to poop?
2014-02-16 09:37:52 AM  
Just this wooden micro-shelter designed to be pulled by a dog...and that's *all* I  need too. I don't  need one other thing, not one... I  need this. - The paddle game and the  chair, and the remote control, and the matches for sure
2014-02-16 09:40:26 AM  
I would tie a brightly-colored ribbon to the radio antenna, so I could find it in a snowstorm.
2014-02-16 10:11:33 AM  
I guess this would be great for day long hunting trips, where they would have otherwise have build an igloo at each stop (I assume).

Making them white seems like a moronic idea though, not that igloos stand out in particular either, but at least they could have made this thing orange or something so they don't spend half their time searching for their damn portable hut after being out hunting.

Because I bet that happends. "shiat. Can you remember where we build the igloo? No. Oh well, we'll just build a new one here then.".

OK, I guess they could use GPS.
2014-02-16 10:27:04 AM  
What about a modified wooden toilet roll holder?

/also, no way one dog is pulling that.
2014-02-16 10:28:30 AM  
I live in an aluminum shed pulled by my cats.
2014-02-16 10:32:38 AM  
Do you want to be unemployed, in Greenland?!
2014-02-16 11:24:46 AM  
You could be a wooden micro shelter builder and latrine digger.
2014-02-16 12:53:29 PM  
Add in plumbing for a sink, wall shower, basic lav, and wifi and I'm good.
2014-02-16 01:15:38 PM  
Cool, but I'm not that Inuit.
2014-02-16 01:56:14 PM  

BitwiseShift: Could it be there's no toilet.

Just go outside in the freezing blizzard to poop?

Set up a sliding door in the floor. Open it, do your business into the snow below, and slide it shut.
2014-02-16 02:00:27 PM  
When I think of a resource that the arctic has a lot of, I think of wood.
2014-02-16 05:32:48 PM  
It looks pretty big to be pulled by dog. You're going to need a bunch of dogs to pull it. And a bunch of dogs will need a bunch of food. Doesn't seem like it would be very feasible for trips more than a few days.
2014-02-16 05:53:25 PM  
Looks like a setup for them to use in lieu of tents.  Not a bad idea for a semi permanent base camp.  Definately not a one dog load.
2014-02-16 06:16:43 PM  
I guess hiring an artist to design it might make for a spiffy design, but if you want that thing to actually keep people alive you should probably ask an engineer to stick in a wind tunnel. It looks to have much the same aerodynamics as a caravan, that is, disastrously shiate once you have a good storm going.
2014-02-16 07:20:13 PM  
If you can heat it with body heat and candles, I'd be interested in the ventilation details. You need air to breath and you need it without losing all your warm air
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