Survival Kit

I have a survival kit that I take on canoe trips and some adventures. On our latest winter camping venture we got talking about doing a ‘survival overnight’. The idea would be to camp out overnight with minimal gear. How minimal was the topic of most of the discussion. Doing the trip somewhere safe where […]


A quinzee (also quinhzee) is a combination of an igloo and a snow cave. Quinzees are suitable in marginal snow conditions, or when a crust is not available for igloos, or when there is not enough deep packed snow for a snow cave. On the flip side a quinzee won’t last an entire winter season […]

Keys to Winter Survival

Hopefully your winter camping trip is fun and relatively uneventful. But if things go south (so to speak) and you are faced with a situation that could kill you if immediate and corrective action isn’t taken you would be wise to have followed the tips of outdoor survival instructor David Cronenwett. David taught a survival […]

The 10 Essentials

Before you take your winter camping trip there are essential items that should be included in your pack to ensure your comfort and survival – the famous 10 Essentials. In the 1930s, the Mountaineers, a Seattle-based hiking, climbing, and conservation organization, came up with a list of 10 essential items that no climber should be […]

Test Your Skills: A Collection of Winter and Wilderness Survival Quizzes

Looking to test your wilderness survival knowledge? Bored? Try these quizzes on Wilderness and Winter Survival.

Wilderness Survival Skills for Safe Wilderness Travel covers the gamut on survival skills including basic rules for survival, basic concepts, preparing for your trip, gear, a survival kit, survival knife, building shelter, building a fire, […]