Winter Camping Symposium

October 25 — 28, 2018   Sturgeon lake, MN

Build a Toboggan

Chris Evavold from Black River Sleds

Toboggan Details

Silversmithing to sign up!

There are 3 spots left as of 10-16!

Antler Handle Knife to sign up!

Making an Antler Handle Knife Participants will learn to assemble a small blade into an antler handle as well as stitch together a sheath that will hang around the neck and will be provided information on sources for knife blades, leather, and tools required to make knives on their own. All materials are provided by the instructor. Cost is $50.00 per person. Contact Warren prior to Symposium if interested in taking this workshop. Warren M. Peterson, cell # 715-314-0797, email:

Stove Bag/Wood Bag

In this 4 hour workshop you will build your own custom sized 1000d Cordura bag for packing your stove on the trail and containing firewood around camp. $30 fee includes materials and instruction. All students must supply their own sewing machine. 8 Student maximum. Email Jon to reserve your spot.

The Annual Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

Snowshoe class will be on Friday Oct 27th and finish up Saturday morning
for those wanting to get their frames dipped at camp.
Cost $110.00 and includes choice of snowshoe kit and instruction, snowshoe
bindings will be available to purchase separately for anyone wanting them.
Kit choice:
Ojibwa, Small (10 x 48) Med. (11 x 54) Large (12 x 60)
Green Mtn Bearpaw (10 x 36)
AK  Large (10 x 56) AL XL (12 x 60)
Huron (12 x 42)   Children's Huron (9 x 36)
You can find a better discription of the different styles on our web site:

Class limited to 10 people
Call, Greg at Country Ways, 612-861-2262 <(612)%20861-2262> or email with your kit selection to reserve a space.

Make an Emergency Bucksaw Frame

Learn how to quickly construct a bucksaw frame using only a knife, some cordage, and wood you gather.  This useful skill allows you to carry just the saw blade in a survival kit or to whip up a replacement if your frame breaks while you’re out in the woods. 

 Materials fee of $10 includes saw blade and cordage.  Bring a sharp knife for carving.  Limited to 10 participants.  
Contact Kelly Hargesheimer to sign up.