Man Builds Colorful Ice Fort in Subzero Temperatures

About a month ago, Northwestern Ontario reached frigid temperatures of about -13F that lasted for approximately four weeks. While most grew disdain for the bitter cold, Chris Marchand (aka UnspeakableFilth) took advantage of the icy weather by building himself a colorful ice fort in his backyard.

Equipped with plastic containers, a toboggan, water/ice, snow, and some food coloring, the Canadian man began work on his ambitious personal project. Creating about thirty ice bricks a day using 8-liter plastic boxes, Marchand wound up freezing almost 400 ice blocks over the course of a month.

Each brick was painstakingly released from their containers every 12 hours, eventually stacked up, and fortified with a slushy mixture that froze within minutes in the subzero temperatures. In the end, Marchand's hard work paid off in a wind-breaking and noise-canceling 5-foot-tall fort around a 25-square-foot area in his backyard that his family and friends in Dryden could enjoy.

via [reddit]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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