|Event Location:||Some not-so-random wilderness location - TBC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 11 2020 9:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM *log in for location*)|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Jan 9 2020 12:00:00 PM|
|Event Duration:||2 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||6|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 (Log in to see who's signed up.)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Ever wonder if you are stuck out in the
wilderness how comfy can you get? We will
snowshoe/ski in, build two shelters. A Winter
Shelter and a Snow Shelter. Do some basic
bushcraft, eat lots, sleep overnight and be
merry after the hard work.
We'll be building a Lean-to super shelter and a
Quinzee (aka Alberta Igloo) and maybe other
types of snow shelters depending on the snow
levels and manpower available. You’ll also be
expected to help forage and collect firewood so
this will be a working weekend. Beginners are
welcome. You’re need snowshoes or cross-country
skis to get into the campsite. See links below
for how to:
We'll do Individual Dinners. Bring something to share if you'd like.
Distance – 1.5km one way approx
If needed, I will conduct a pre-trip meet for gear. In addition to regular backpacking equipment, you will also need some extra gear, see list below. Some of the gear can be shared (stoves, saws etc). Wait for a logistics coordination email. I will need enough drivers, winter gear tends to take up more space than usual. I tend to bring a pulk.
You can rent/buy winter backpacking stuff at MEC or UofC Outdoor Center. Other outfitter stores like Cabela's and Canadian Tire (cheap), The Army Navy Store (cheap) also have a lot of the items if you're buying lower priced items..
Any questions email me.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||TBC - I'll be scouting the location depending on snow levels for area.|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||150Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 AM|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
|Carpool Cost:||Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $40.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.27, effective Friday, April 16, 2021). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.|
- Winter considerations. Foothills, non avalanche
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at email@example.com.
|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||cost is for regular members|