mainpeak wrote:Anyway, I'm torn between tents and snow caves/igloos. It seems like a cave , definitely an igloo, is worth it if you are going to spend more than one night there. For trips where you are going to be setting up different camps, it seems like a lot of work ( ? ).
I've done one trip where we built two igloos in two consecutive days and I was just a little fatigued the second morning. Two nights in one igloo and moving on isn't bad at all. It does take experience though to be able to conserve as much energy as possible.
It's the energy you get back living in the igloos. With a snowcave you are going to get a bit wet and any moisture must be dried by wearing the clothes unless you have sun and time to hang them out. Drying clothes while wearing them also takes energy.