3 Day Winter Training Camp – Family-Friendly, All-Inclusive
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - February 7 @ 12:00 pm$200 – $400
If you dream of snowshoeing in the back country, having everything you need to live comfortably in the winter wilderness, and splitting wood for your stove heated canvas tent at night, this trip might be for you.
This 3 day 2 night snowshoe trip will focus on traditional back country travel and winter skills in deep snow conditions. What does traditional mean? Instead of snowmobiles and log cabins, we will snowshoe with gear in tow via modern expedition toboggans over frozen lakes and set up a winter camp. At night we will sleep warm in stove heated canvas tents. During the day, we’ll have time to snowshoe miles of trails, work on winter skills such as ax and saw use, or set a few tip ups for fishing. All group meals are provided. NOW Outdoors has a reputation for fantastic food. (If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know well in advance)
Friday: After a gear check, our trek to the campsite will be roughly 1 hour over frozen lakes and short portage trails. The pace will be relaxed. We will set up camp and have dinner.
Saturday will be winter skill focused.
Skills covered on this trip include:
-Traditional Tent and stove use
-Ax and Saw skills
-Winter tree ID
-Packing sleds and toboggans
-Winter cooking and baking
-Winter survival skills
Sunday consists of morning breakfast and breaking camp. Our hike out will be roughly 1 hour.
Accommodations: Sleeping will be done in cozy canvas tents heated by a wood stove, both of which we haul out on our expedition toboggans. A gear list will be sent to everyone upon registration. Participants should have their own personal items prior to the trip. We also have cold weather gear available for rent including -20 sleeping bags, pads, snowshoes, and more.
Level of Difficulty – Easy: This trip requires pulling a sled or toboggan in deep snow using snowshoes. Be prepared to spend full days outside in any weather. This trip is open to anyone but best suited for those who already have a little experience camping. Participants should have a good understanding of what type of clothing, footwear, and other gear is appropriate for winter camping. Tips and other info is readily available upon request.
–> AS ALWAYS–> A gear list specific for this trip will be provided to all participants upon payment.
Toboggan tanks for all your personal gear
Meals during the trek
Clothing and personal items
Snowshoes (rentals available $8/day)
Sleeping bag (-20 rentals available $12/day)
Fishing License (optional)
Adults $400 (Payment Deadline January 18th)
Youth (16 and under) $200
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Nick Gordon, Wilderness EMT, is owner and lead instructor for NOW Outdoors LLC. He is a very experienced winter trekker and guide who has traveled hundred of miles by snowshoe and camped in the harshest winter conditions both here in the midwest and abroad. He teaches more than a dozen wilderness adventure courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been leading wilderness adventure, medicine, and survival courses throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Peru, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.