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November 20-22, 2015

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel
and traditional life ways in the North. Coursework, workshops, a winter tent camp, gear swap, community dancing, evening films, featured speakers and more. 

Featured Speaker
Australian adventurer and author Tim Cope is this year's featured speaker. He'll be sharing about his 6,000-mile journey across the Eurasian steppe by horse--recounted in his book On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads. Tim has also studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian subarctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Tim will speak Saturday night of the event and offer event coursework. More information coming soon!

Event Highlights
Great Gear & Ski Swap - International Arctic Films
Winter Tent Camping - Snowshoe Shuffle Dance
Deep Freeze Chili Feed - Winter Skills Seminars

Featured Event Course Offerings
Every year, an abundance of hands-on courses are featured during WG. Enrollment is always strong - highlights are included below. More courses will be added in the coming months. To review all of the courses in Calendar Format visit the November 2015 course calendar. 

Starting Wed, Nov 18
- Foot Felting: Slippers or Winter Boot Liners
- Salumi: Traditional Dry Curing Methods

Starting Thurs, Nov 19
- Snowshoe Construction: Build Your Own
- Sew a Bag: Sailor's Ditty or Sailcloth
- Blanket Coat: Techniques for Making Your Own Warm Wool Blanket Coat
- Everyday Slöjd for the Kitchen

Starting Fri, Nov 20
- Thrum Mittens: North American Knitting Traditions
- Lighten Up: Eating Well on the Trail
- Bushcraft Primer

Starting Sat, Nov 21
- Cooking from the New Scenic Café Cookbook for the Holidays
- Everyday Slöjd for the Bed & Bath
- Writing a Book: A Journey with Tim Cope

Starting Sat, Nov 22
- Welcome to the Bush: Northern Bushcraft Field Intensive




Arctic Film Festival Nomination Form (PDF)

- Cook County Event Info
- Area Lodging & Business Info

Event Partners

winter on the north shore

snowshoe course

winter festival

toboggan course


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