Nick Gordon of NOW Outdoors - wilderness outdoor adventures

Welcome to the biggest and fastest growing wilderness outdoor adventure community in the Midwest. 

We offer a variety of exciting courses and trips year round including backpacking and canoe camping trips, survival courses, cooking classes, winter expeditions, Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder certifications and more. Our international wilderness expeditions include Mt. Everest, Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle and beyond!

NOW Outdoors Basecamp - wilderness outdoor adventures

We organize free social events at least once per month that focus on things like backpacking skills, wild edibles, cold weather adventure, day hikes, gear or just sitting around the campfire sharing stories.

We help people become more skilled, more experienced and more confident outdoors. We never want to exclude anyone from classes or trips, so please contact us with any questions or concerns and we can help you to be fully equipped for any type of adventure.


Nick of the Woods

WEMT, Owner and Lead Instructor



NOW Outdoors


Upcoming Expeditions

Ladies Only 7-Day Boundary Waters Adventure

Amazon Jungle Bushcraft Expedition

Mt. Everest Base Camp Expedition 2019

10 Days Machu Picchu/Inca Trail/Rainbow Mountains

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Peru 2019 – 7 Day Ausangate Expedition

Cambodia: Kingdom of Water

Island Peak Climb