It has been really quite here lately. I use all my energy for my day-job and to complete the instructors-course. After a marvelous year-course and almost halfway through the instructors-course I’m already making new plans.
Next year I will be attending the Winter-course 2020 at Living by Nature. The ultimate follow-up to the year-course.
This course will completely focus on living in arctic conditions. The cold, snow and ice. It changes everything you know about being in nature comfortably. Activities need much more planning. You cannot “just” walk outside without gloves when temperatures are -35 C or less. You’ll have to transport all your belongings on a toboggan instead of a backpack.
This course will teach me and have me make all my own clothes and equipment to travel through freezing environments. I will make my own snowshoes, snow-goggles, clothing and learn how to build a quinzhee. The expedition that let’s us use and depend on all this knowledge an equipment will take place in Canada 2022.
The theory will be discussed during the entire Winter course in every weekend, for example, on routines and disciplines in cold conditions, the use of insulation by means of snow and your body heat in the shelter. Wearing your clothing and materials in arctic conditions, dealing with overheating and hypothermia. Of course we are going to learn how to make fire in cold and wet conditions.
No Trace is now transforming from a blog to a company that will hopefully, in the future, bear fruit.