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Copy of step1.gif (717 bytes)STEP 1

With 2 probes and the circle tether, a circle is drawn in the snow.  The line is cut down to the ground with shovels.  Snow is shoveled from outside the circle line into the center.

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The Panels are Fastened around the mound of snow.

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Step 3

Snow is added, the EDGES ONLY are packed by walking, and the panels are laced higher.

Copy of Pdi4.gif (1616 bytes)STEP 4

The process of adding snow, packing and lacing higher continues until the panels are full of snow.

Copy of Pdi5.gif (1983 bytes)STEP 5: 

The Crown is Formed and Packed with Shovels.

Copy of Pdi6.gif (2197 bytes)STEP 6:

The Panels are Released and Removed.
The panels may now be packed in the carry case or used to make another Polar Dome.

Copy of Pdi7.gif (2415 bytes)STEP 7: 

Using a small shovel and the 12 Probes(Wall Thickness Gauges) provided, the Dome is Caved.

Copy of step8.gif (1789 bytes)STEP 8: 

The Polar Dome is now Ready for the Door

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1. Snow is compacted into the tubular frame as the tubes are zipped closed.

2. The door is set against the opening of the Polar Dome.                                     

3. Snow is packed between the door frame and the dome itself.

This is a very strong and weather tight door!







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