Winter Camping Overnight and Skill Building

Dates: December 15-16, 2018

Location: Waupaca, W

Now that the cold season is underway, it’s time to pack up the bug spray and get your cold weather gear ready for the trail.

This family-friendly trip is ideal for beginners and anyone who wants to get their winter gear dialed in before the peak season. We will be camping <5 minutes from our vehicles on 40 private acres where Nick teaches wilderness medicine and survival courses in warmer months. There will be plenty of firewood and water. For those seeking more adventure, you can hike in along the Ice Age Trail and get a few miles under your boots if you like. Contact us for more details on this.

The Plan: You can arrive anytime Saturday and hike down to the site. We will have a large parachute shelter set up over the fire area. Throughout the day, myself and a few others will be presenting on various winter topics and skills which may include:


• Fire making

• knife, ax, and saw use

• The art of layering

• Winter first ad skills

• Winter hammock camping

• Hot tent & wood stove use

• Camp cooking




Registration: $40 due by Wednesday, Dec 12th




Checks and money apps are also accepted. Please pm for details

I will send you a full recommended gear list once your payment has been received.



Nick Gordon, NREMT and Wilderness EMT, is the owner and lead instructor for NOW Outdoors LLC. He teaches more than a dozen wilderness adventure courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, emergency readiness, and survival courses throughout the Great Lakes region and abroad. In addition to running the largest outdoor themed meetup community in Wisconsin, he also volunteers as a Regional Coordinator for the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.

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