Ice fishing seems like it’s for a specific type of people, and I’d venture to say that these two guys are not those type.
Most experienced ice fishermen use something called a power drill ice auger to carve a hole out of the ice and allow for a line to be dropped into the frigid water. These two guys probably knew that, but decided that they wanted to try another method out that might get the job done faster.
Faster isn’t always better though, and the idea that these two had almost inadvertently cost them their lives. They passed on the whole “drill a whole in the ice” thing and instead pulled out an explosive that they hoped would do the trick.
The video of what went down is posted on an Instagram account called “Drunk People Doing Things,” and to be honest, I hope these guys were hammered. That would at least give them the benefit of the doubt in the “how stupid are you” department.
As you might imagine, trying to blow a hole in the ice with an explosive doesn’t go all that well. The ice starts to crack all around the hole, and one man hilariously runs in place on the slippery surface trying to get away.