Jump to content
WildSurvive Forum

Recommended Posts

Over the weekend I was given an opportunity to come out and help a friend (Normark) with his Cub Scout winter camp. I arrived in camp around 630pm and it was already dark. I decided to dig into a nearby snowbank for the night... figuring the kids would get a kick out of a snow cave shelter. The temp dropped to -22 that night. My snow shelter worked out nicely and I spent a comfortable evening with nothing more than an extra wool blanket as a groundpad and a tarp to shut the entrance tunnel.

 

The next morning I went and gathered some sassafras root to make morning tea. (Tastes like rootbeer)Then we took the kids over to see where "the man in the snow bank" spent the night. I gave a little info on snow shelters to the kids and the Scout Leaders. After that we went for a hike and learned some tree identification, tracking, snow travel, a bit of fire lighting. When we got back I made a 10 min atlatl dart and gave it a few throws before it shattered on the base of a tree.

 

I had a great time as did the kids and leaders. I hope to get out with them again soon. here are some pics...

 

Rick

depth_markers.jpg.cac71e52055578ac3cdaaceb8858d09c.jpg

the_10_minute_atlatl_dart.jpg.d7098fd4df4ad46ca6f44c735546a2f6.jpg

digging_with_the_spetsnaz.jpg.268c98c72c7c739043103cc8dca1e655.jpg

inside_the_snow_cave.jpg.72831b17c1ea844877a18c7a538385c4.jpg

Learning_about_snow_shelters.jpg.c26789ced34ef2ee6ecc2040d429a115.jpg

the_snow_cave.jpg.b52478527042777038781c1774901b2a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool...nice to see you having a possitive impact on things for a change  :whistle: , seriously though cool pics and you weren't scowling the whole time, I can tell because the kids were near you and not running away. Keep this up and they'll all want you to become a scout leader

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×