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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Down Booties

Once in camp it is a treat to put on dry socks and warm footwear. Keeping your feet warm plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable temperature.

Down booties are super lightweight above the ankle booties made with a nylon outer shell fabric and a adjustable draw closure. They are usually made of 650 […]

More Quinzee Instruction

Who needs a tent for winter camping? Ottawa Outdoor Magazine provides an illustrated, instructional article “How To Build A Quinzee” by Allen Macartney covering what is a quinzee, digging a hole and filling it in, snug in any temperature, customizing the domicile, and cautionary notes.

If you are interested check out the article […]