Cue the heavy snow. Now cue the wind. More wind, more snow. Now that's perfect. Time to take the scouts out on a backpacking trip in the snow. Welcome to "Winter Sense," a short but fairly hardcore snow adventure that gives an inside look on my work with a youth group. I have been doing this for years but this is the first time I've shown it within TNP. Launching from a beautiful, snow-driven location, Allie the Mountain Dog and myself head on up a with the boys and another adult leader to teach winter camping techniques to the boys. Hiking in for several miles towing the TNP gear sled, we bivouac in six feet of powder snow and set up camp. And don't believe the bravado from this group... they are total backcountry rookies! But the driving snow and plummeting temperatures are good attention getters when darkness falls. That motivation provides me with an attentive audience as I teach the realities of serious snow camping, fire craft, gear selection, shelter considerations, calorie expenditure, and survival priorities. I don't claim all expertise on survival knowledge but I've been using my methods for decades and they work and will keep you safe and comfortable. Come on along for another frigid and snow adventure. Oh by the way, I was sick too! //////////////////Music licensed to TNP from Jason Shaw.
Note ReconEarth: If you never heard of "The NutNFancy" Project (TNP) your really missing out on something special. I would definitely recommend his youtube channel to anyone. Everything from gear, gun and knife review to survival. He is extremely thorough in his reviews and now and then takes you along with him during his outdoor excursions. I hope you enjoy his videos as much as I do. TNP Rocks!