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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?

Learn the study of winter ecology and winter tree identification?
Learn Winter Emergency Survival Skills?
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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.”

Hands-on instruction:

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  • 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.

WHO: Adults
WHERE: The Foothills of the Berkshires
WHEN: Dates to be determined

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.

Contact us for more information

SPECIAL DEAL! If you register with a friend, receive $100 off!