Winter Survival Camp - 1978
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer
This is another photo from 1978 when I went to a camp north of Thunder Bay, Ontario for a course in winter survival. We slept out in snow shelters called quinzhees which were made by piling up loose snow, letting it settle, and then hollowing it out to make an igloo shaped structure in a place where igloos could not be made. (One needs solid wind swept snow to cut blocks for making an igloo.) Temperatures inside the snow shelter were just above the freezing mark while temperatures outside dropped to - 30 C. The hard part was getting up in the morning and going out to start fires for breakfast.