XC skiing, dog sledding & snowshoeing resort in northern MN

Wild winter vacations in northern Minnesota at Gunflint-80 km groomed trails, dog sledding, snowshoeing, wolf howling, moose searches, deer & bird feeding. Cozy cabins w/fireplace, sauna & hot tub

Dogsledding emergency survival

Other dogsledding sites tend to focus on dogs, equipment, and sledding techniques. Here we've tried to cover some things you need to know for when things go wrong. And what to do if you get stuck overnight when you planned to go just for the day.


Dogsledding Info

How to make a snow trench shelter

Instructions on how to make a quick snow shelter in case you get stuck in the snow overnight.

Dog Sledding Wilderness Adventures Trips in Algonquin Park

All inclusive 1 to 7 day Algonquin dog sled trips, tours and rides. Round trip transportation from Toronto available.

International Snow Camping Association

International Snow Camping Association official website, includes tips, info and resources for snow campers.

Backcountry Camping in the Winter

Nice little website by a guy who loves to go camping in the snow.

How to make an igloo

Instructions on how to make an igloo in case you get stuck in the snow overnight.

All About Dogsledding

This is a site dedicated to the fine sport of dogsledding. The main focus here is on overnight trips and how to camp out in the snow. But also on what to do if you get stuck overnight when you planned to go just for the day.

Bill's Snowcamping Site

This is a site about camping in the backcountry in the wintertime. You can get there on snowshoes, cross country skis, or by snowmobile. This website will tell you all you need to know about spending the night in the snow, whether you intended to do so or you just got stuck and are forced to stay the night.

Equipment you need to survive in the cold

Amazing camp stove for the winter backcountry. Most reliable stove ever made, which is extra important in the winter. This stove has saved many snow-hikers from dying in the snow.

Ed's outdoor gift ideas for outdoors people who already have everything

Every year Ed picks out one new product to be the unusual outdoors gift of the year so if you keep checking back once a year you will never be without a chrismas or birthday gift for that special outdoors person in your life.

Outdoors gear selector

Take a quick quiz to see what outdoors gear is perfect for your needs.

Snowman Bob's snowy world of snow and ice

Tips and info about snow camping by Snowman Bob

Snow Camping Tents

Choosing a good snow camping tent is very important. You don't want to go snowcamping with the wrong snow camping tent.

How to make emergency snow shoes

A fast method of making makeshift snowshoes with things easily found in the woods.

Backcountry camping in the winter

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Overnight snow camping pack list

These are the items you need to bring with you when you plan to spend one or more nights in the snow. This list contains all the items from the day pack list plus a few more since you have a bigger backpack. Make sure you at least have all the items from the daypack list otherwise you are very likely to die from cold or suffer very serious medical consequences.

Snow shoeing daypack list

Even if you're just going for the day you need to bring all the items below with you. You never know what could happen to delay your return. You might have to spend the night out in the woods. If you are unprepared for this you are very likely to die or get frostbite and have your arms and legs amputated. Don't let this happen to you, bring all the items on this list with you every time you go out into the backcountry in the winter time.

Camp stoves for snow camping

Choosing the right camp stove for your needs is very important. You don't want to go snowcamping with the wrong camp stove. There are so many sites covering gas camp stoves and there are hundreds of those camp stoves on the market so on this site we have focused on non-gas camp stoves.

How to make a snow cave

A snow cave is a great type of snow shelter if the conditions are right for one.

How to make emergency snowshoes

Making a pair of emergency snowshoes to get to safety is extremely simple. It's surprising how many people try to get to safety in knee deep snow and drop from exhaustion.

Snow camping in the backcountry

On this page we will provide you with the basic knowledge you need to go snow camping. If you are new to snow camping you should definitely read this section and afterwards go to our links section for more info. Even if you are an experienced snow camper we hope you will still learn a thing or two from this page.

How to get noticed by rescuers in winter

If you're injured or the conditions are too bad to travel you may want to stay put and wait until you get rescued. This assumes that somebody knows you're missing, so make sure you tell someone where you're going and when you plan to be back.

Snow Shelters

What type of snow shelter to build for the night or for an emergency depends on the conditions and how much time you have.

How to make a snow mound shelter - Quinzhee

This type of snow shelter requires a lot of hard work but when it's done it's just as warm as an igloo.

Getting started with snow camping

Apart from basic backpacking gear there are a few additional basic things you need to get before you head out on your first snow adventure.













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