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Winter Camping Overnight Workshop-Beginner

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm


It’s time to pack away the bug spray and get your winter gear dialed in. This trip is perfect for beginners and intermediate winter camping enthusiasts. We’ll focus on cold weather skill building and help you gain the knowledge and experience needed to camp comfortably in winter. You won’t freeze, guaranteed!

The Plan:
We will be staying on 40 private acres at our NOW Outdoors base camp in Waupaca WI just west of Hartman Creek State Park. Arrive at 10am Saturday and hike down to the site (5 minute walk from your car on a clear wide path). Upon arrival, we’ll help you find a place to set up your tent or hammock. Lunch will be served at noon Saturday. Saturday dinner and breakfast Sunday will be provided. Coffee, tea, and hot water will be available at all times.

>If you need a sleeping bag, tent, sled, etc, we have quality gear for rent on a first come first serve basis.

Throughout the day, various winter topics and hands on skills will be presented including:

• Building a winter fire
• Ax and saw use
• Winter specific first aid skills
• Winter tents and hammock set ups
• Using a wood stove
• Camp cooking and baking
• Snowshoes Modern vs Traditional

Misc Group Gear (tables, kitchen equipment)
Warming tent
Axes and saws
First Aid Kit

Not included:
Personal items such as clothing, tent, sleeping bag

Glamping Option > We have two canvas tents outfitted with wood stoves available for rent. Tents sleep 3 people on the ground or 2 on cots.
$140 for the 2 day event.

AS ALWAYS >>> You will receive a full recommended gear list once your payment has been received.

Price: $80 due Dec 1st
>Paypal: info@nowoutdoors.org
>Venmo @Nicholas-Gordon-17
Checks and money apps are also accepted. Please contact us with any questions

Please send all questions to info@nowoutdoors.org

Meet your Guide:
Nick Gordon, Wilderness EMT, is the owner of NOW Outdoors. He is an experienced winter trekker and guide who has traveled hundreds of miles by snowshoe and camped in the harshest winter conditions both here in the midwest and overseas. He teaches adventure recreation at UW-Milwaukee and teaches certification courses for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2010, Nick has been helping people gain more skills, more knowledge, and more confidence outdoors throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Cambodia, Peru, Brazil, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.


December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am
December 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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Waupaca, WI United States

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