Join Us at Winter Camping Symposium 2015!

Winter Camping Symposium 2015: October 21-24

BMP HQ at Winter Camping Symposium 2014.

BMP HQ at Winter Camping Symposium 2014.

It's that time of the year again—the leaves are turning, the air is chilling, and everyone is thinking about...Winter camping!

Whether you've never been Winter camping or are a seasoned veteran to Winter camp life, Winter Camping Symposium (WCS) in Sturgeon Lake, MN is an informative, fun, and memorable event that has something for everyone! Check out the schedule of events and come for a day or stay for the entire weekend—you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Winter camping. (You can check out our WCS 2014 post for even more details.)


We're excited to be presenting at WCS on both Friday and Saturday this year:

Friday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m.: Emergency Fire Lighting. Learn how to start a fire quickly when you need it most—in cold and wet Winter weather! I'll talk about some emergency modern "cheats" to getting a roaring blaze, as well as techniques using natural materials.

Saturday, October 24 at 2:15 p.m.: Winter Camping Shelter Options. I'll talk about the pros and cons of various Winter shelter options, from hi-tech to retro-tech, and show you what Winter life is like with mountaineering-style Winter camping, canvas and nylon "hot tents," fire-based lean-tos, and quinzhees and snow shelters. I'll also make a case for what is often my favorite—no shelter! 

Learn from Legends of the Winter Trail

The line up of speakers at Winter Camping Symposium 2015 is impressive.  I've learned so much from this gang over the years! Check out just a few of the speakers on tap to share their experience and knowledge of life outdoors in the Winter:

Register Today, and We'll See You at WCS!

Don't miss the kick-off to Winter camping! Register for WCS online and don't forget to stop by and say hi—we're excited to see everyone!