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A Winter Water Challenge


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    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    BTW, people do make drill bits specifically for ice.  My 2 cents

     

    They are availabe in 1/2 inch diameter, 21 inches long

    YouTube video

    #3688254
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Wood Auger, ebay, $16 (NOS I think).

    My longest is 1/2″ x 18″, brand unknown. Well polished sides from drilling many bolt holes for decking. A lot of my older ones with a square carpenters brace fitting are by Alfrid of Sheffield, England.

    Now all you need is a UL carpenters brace!

    Cheers

    #3688256
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    I’d rather wait for it to snow…..melt the snow or chip the ice.

    #3688281
    Ken Larson
    BPL Member

    @kenlarson

    Locale: Western Michigan

    A lot of folks here in Michigan use the device below to make their way through twelve or more inches of ice…..

    #3689505
    Chris Stearns
    BPL Member

    @raddog

    On thought is to find or follow where elk, moose, deer go for their water supply. Let nature be your guide

    #3689512
    Ryan Jordan
    Admin

    @ryan

    Locale: Central Rockies

    Deer and elk in northern latitudes get most of their water by eating the green (newest growth) needle buds of evergreens in the winter. They eat a little snow but rely on foods as their primary water source when liquid water isn’t available due to cold temps.

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    Pierre B
    BPL Member

    @pierre-benoit

    Why make it simple when you can make it complicated. I believe the best solution would be to use a simple ax. This would make it possible to make a hole where there is water under the ice in sufficient quantity or to break pieces of ice where there is only ice. It will surely also be useful for planting a few stakes in the frozen ground or for preparing a campfire. Up to you

    #3720539
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Have you ever used an axe on solid ice?
    A good way of getting an axe through your leg.
    A strong tendency to ricochet off the ice.

    Cheers

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