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 […]

Ten Basic Rules for Adventure

Brendan Leonard put together a list of tips and ideas published in Outside Magazine to help people 1) Stay alive and 2) Not piss off their friends. The 10 topic areas are:

Get Your Priorities in Order: don’t die, have fun, get to the summit/campsite/lunch spot/waterfall/whatever Avoid Failing to Plan Avoid Just Hoping Someone Will […]

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”).

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 […]

Choppers and Mittens

Gloves provide a covering for individual fingers, but wearers do not derive much benefit from natural body heat. While gloves have separate coverings for four fingers and the thumb, mittens have one covering for all of the fingers and one for the all important opposable thumb. Mittens thus provide a pocket of warmth over the […]