Snow Walkers Rendezvous 2017 Presentations

1. Willem Lange – Author, Vermont Public Radio Commentator, New Hampshire Public Television host, and an Intrepid Winter Traveler ~ Readings http://willemlange.com
2. Jon Turk – “Crocodiles and Ice” Jon has kayaked across the North Pacific and around Cape Horn, mountain biked through the Gobi desert, made first climbing ascents of big walls on Baffin Island, and first ski descents in the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzia. In 2011 he circumnavigated Ellsmere Island with Erik Boomer. Jon will share pictures and stories of his travels in the Arctic. http://www.jonturk.net
3. Dave Freeman –“A Year in the Wilderness: Gear for a Year” focusing on equipment used during the year with an emphasis on winter and traveling during the shoulder seasons as the lakes are freezing and thawing. Dave and his wife Amy spent a year living, learning and teaching in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/wildernessyear
4. David Pelly – “How Inuit Find Their Way – Navigation in the Trackless Arctic” http://www.davidpelly.com
5. Sahra Gibson and Laura Montanari- College of the Atlantic – “First Time Across Moosehead: Reflections on Traditional Skills in the Modern World”
6. Don Tedstone –“An Adventure in the Mealy Mountains (Oops, the GPS says we are here!)”
7. Kate Ford – “Dogsledding Across the Canadian Tundra” Kate was part of a team that traveled by dog team on the Hudson Bay Coast.
8. Tom Jamrog – “Walking Matters” Tom Jamrog is a Maine Guide with Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures and author of In the Path of Young Bulls: An American Journey on the Continental Divide Trail From the ages of 57 – 64, “Uncle Tom” Thru-hiked four National Scenic Trails. Tom reviews the latest research on the physical and mental health benefits of walking and discusses training and cognitive techniques that bolster a greying snow walker’s experience on the winter path. https://tjamrog.wordpress.com

Draft Workshop Schedule Saturday afternoon Workshop Session I
1. Marge Shannon – How to make an Inuit hat
2. Jon Turk – Essential Survival After Everything Has Gone Wrong
3. Dave Freeman – Bear Witness Screening and book signing. Bear Witness is a 12-minute film about A Year in the Wilderness and our book comes out September 23rd.
4. David and Laurie Pelly – Land Claim Issues/Inuit of Nunavut
5. FILM – TBD

Workshop Session II
1. Jon Turk – Snow Physics and Snow Travel
2. Marge Shannon – How to Make an Inuit Hat
3. Dave Freeman – Bear Witness Screening and book signing. Bear Witness is a 12-minute film about A Year in the Wilderness. Our book came out in September.
4. Dave Brown – Contact Wood Splitting
5. Film – TBD

Sunday Morning
1. Bill Novacek – “Make your own Snowshoes” Preregistration required!
2. Q & A with Jon Turk
3. Geoff Burke – Demonstration of How to Make an Ammo Box Stove.
4. Film – TBD

Snow Shoe Building Workshop. A great opportunity to make your own wooden snowshoes! Join us on Sunday morning November 12, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 for a Snowshoe Making Workshop. Bill Novacek has been working for over 20 years as a woodworker and snow shoe builder. Bill will provide all of the materials to make your own snowshoes. You will be able to begin the process and finish the project once you get home. The fee for this workshop is $240 Limited to 6 students. Here is what Bill says about this workshop: I will provide all the frames and precut rawhide ready to use. I will provide instruction and demonstrate how to do it and oversee and help everyone for the duration of the class. It’s not likely anyone will finish in one session so I will send you home with your partially finished snowshoes and printed instructions that would enable you to finish at home at your leisure. http://www.cooscanoeandsnowshoe.com/About-Us.html

To register on-line: http://webreserv.com/wildernesstravellers
Questions? Wendy Scott, dwscott23@gmail.com Andy Williams, awilliamsvt@gmail.com

 

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