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How to Make Snow Goggles

Use these techniques to protect yourself from snow blindness if you are ever caught outdoors during a blizzard.


  • Step 1: Cut a wooden rectangle Cut a piece of bark or a thin, pliable piece of wood into a rectangle, 7 inches long and 5 inches wide.
  • Step 2: Cut slits for your eyes Estimate the distance between your eyes. Using a knife or sharp object, cut two slits in the bark for your eyes.
  • TIP: The eye slits should be no more than 1/8 inch wide.
  • Step 3: Cut a nose bridge Cut out a bridge for your nose from the bottom center of the piece of wood.
  • Step 4: Attach a cord Cut two holes in the upper corners of the goggles, and attach a cord to each hole.
  • TIP: Fashion cords from plant material if you have no other option.
  • Step 5: Secure the cords Tie the two cord ends together around your head to secure the goggles in place.
  • FACT: Exposure to UVB radiation is the main cause of snow blindness.

You Will Need

  • Bark or pliable piece of wood
  • Knife or sharp object
  • 2 18" cords

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