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Old 03-08-2021, 11:07 AM   #13
montcalm
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I guess there are two important things to understand:

Snow is a great insulator.

Liquid water has a lot of stored thermal energy (as does the ground).


Anecdotally I can recall sleeping in a snow cave at -30F and being a toasty +30F on the inside with only a candle lantern and my heavily insulated body as heat sources.
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