Quick Overnight / Broomstick Lake

Matt & I exchanged emails about our desire to get out for an overnight camping trip. We settled on Broomstick Lake, about an hour’s drive for each of us.

Our initial plan was to meet Saturday afternoon and camp Saturday night, but with no one else joining our trip we discussed the possibility of […]

Space Blankets

First developed by NASA in 1964 for the US space program, space blankets consist of a thin sheet of plastic coated with a metallic reflecting agent which reflects up to 97% of radiated heat. Many campers have a space blanket in their emergency kit, however, few have ever used one.

Space blankets are not […]

Snow Walkers Rendezvous 2017

Snow Walkers Rendezvous 2017

Hulbert Outdoor Center ~ Fairlee, Vermont

Friday, November 10 – 5:30pm – 9:30pm Saturday, November 11 – 8:45am- 9:00pm

November 12 ~ Sunday Morning Workshops 8:30 to 11:30

For program details: www.wildernesstravel ers.org

To register on-line: http://webreserv.com/ wildernesstravellers

Questions? Wendy Scott, dwscott23@gmail.com […]

Chionophile

A Chionophile is any organism that can thrive in cold, snowy winter conditions. But it can also be used to describe a person who loves cold wintry weather – (“a snow lover”).

Ötzi the Iceman and the Ten Essentials

On September 19, 1991, in the mountains between Austria and Italy, hikers stumbled upon the corpse of a 5,300 year-old man eroding out of a glacier. Dubbed “Ötzi” this perfectly preserved iceman is the oldest human ever found. The Iceman stood about 5’5″ tall, and weighed about 134 lbs. He was in his mid-40s, and […]

Sleeping Warm While Winter Camping

Staying warm at night while you are winter camping is crucial to a successful trip. This discussion covers the components of a winter camping sleeping system, preparation steps before sleeping, using external heat sources, dressing for sleep, personal variations, adjustments during the night and the morning after.

Components Of A Sleeping System

1. Sleeping pads

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