Ready for an adventure during this winter break? Then get your snowshoes and meet us on the trail!
Traditional Wilderness Winter Camping
Do you want to learn how to
- swing an axe on snowshoes chopping wood?
- chisel through the ice to carry water?
- pack sleds?
- travel on ice and snow?
- track animals in winter?
AND have fun while doing it?
In this Program, we will spend 5 days and 4 nights in the wilderness…taking care of our survival needs: shelter, water, fire and food.
We’ll make our camp, prepare and cook our meals by the fire and live outdoors. Learn the difference between “winter camping” and “winter living skills.”
- firebuilding in snow,
- shelter construction in cold (lacking snow and deep snow),
- wood stove use and safety,
- knife and saw use and safety,
- use of the ice chisel,
- understanding ice and ice safety,
- winter tree identification,
- outdoor cooking,
- making emergency snowshoes, and,
- in general, how to live safely and comfortably below zero.
The goal is for participants to learn how to conduct themselves well in bitter cold.
WHERE: The Foothills of the Berkshires
WHEN: January 11 through 15, 2016
HOW MUCH: $399 for 5 days and 4 nights, includes food, lodging, hands-on instruction and transportation from the Amtrak and Peter Pan Bus stations in Northampton, MA.