I'm not sure if you remember me: I used to post about some adventures of mine, be it survival-related, or simple travel-related.
I just came back from a 2-years-long hitchhiking trip from Montreal to Alaska, down to Argentina, and back up to Ecuador. Absolutely wonderful.
Anyways, every winter that I am back home, in Montreal, I tend to invite a bunch of friends to come and practice some survival skills further up north in Quebec.
This will be the 5th season we do it. Some have showed up almost every year, which is nice.
I am looking forward to gathering some ideas from you.
Here are some of the activities we used to do:
- Build a primitive shelter to spend a night in (that is a requisite to showing to those events). We have done Lean-to's, A-frames, and quimzys, so far. We highly enjoy doing the quimzys, but it'd be nice to have a variant. I've been thinking about a raised-floor wooden shelter (the main thing is trying to keep off the ground during the night... and Fir Branches, from my experience, aren't exactly enough).
- Start a fire with certain extra restrictions added in (only with a magnesium bar, bow-drill, 5 matches, etc.)
- Winter fishing through a hole on the frozen lake
- Primitive snowshoe making
- Setting up traps in the woods
And non-survival related activities such as hockey on the lake, snowball fights, and what not.
Anyways... any shelter or fire related propositions? Or anything else?