mix water with dry snow to make it pack like a snow ball. Well, wth not, hmm? wtf does the moron "think" makes snow packable? How hard is it to bring a couple of buckets of water from the lake now and then, as you make the igloo? You need the baskets, lined with tarpa and tape anyway, for refining the workable clay from shoreline mud, for carrying lake water to your campsite and for trapping mice. So it's not like it's a lot of extra work to have the water on site for making the igloo out of "dry powder' snow. Put some snow on a chunk of tarp, pour on a bit of water, mix the two with a couple of boughs or the shovel. Might need to first make a fire, soften the eatth, dig a depresson, or perhaps add the snow to the water in the "buckets", but so what? the igloo is still going to get built in a day. and is well worth a LOT more trouble than outlined in this paragraph. Doing so saves you a month of cutting and hauling firewood. Sometimes I just think I'm brilliant, but the rest of the time I KNOW it and can prove it. That fact seems to really upset the inferior minds. I dont know why, really. Do they act that way towards all of the other millions of people who know more than they do? i never did towards the few who know mor than me. I guess it comes down to the fact that they know that they'll never catch up while i KNEW that i would. That's just how it is. No brag, just fact.