Instructors: Dale and Colleen Kiselyk, Ross Hinter, Ed Graham, Scott Williams
Partners: Frostbite Winter Camping Symposium
Location: Dale and Colleen’s land and adjacent Crown Land. Property is 2 hours Northwest of Edmonton, near Goose Lake
Description: Learn to read and understand animal tracks, trails, and signs. Discover how to set modern and primitive traps for various animals and locate prime areas for trapping success. See how seasoned trappers process animals for consumption and prepare hides for a multitude of uses. Expect interactive hands on sessions and walking through stunning Boreal Forest.
Accommodations: All participants and Instructors will be required to bring and camp in Hot Tents with Stoves. There will be one heated building on site with a small warming room and single bathroom for participants use.
Meals: All participants will be required to bring and prepare their own meals for the weekend.
Other Required Gear: It is recommended that participants bring along the following: saw, axe, knives, rope, first aid kit, warm clothing, extra warm footwear, snowshoes, toboggans, chairs, snacks, drinks, masks, and hand sanitizer. If you have access to firewood, Dale and Colleen would appreciate that you bring some along, if possible, to minimize the work and preparations before the event.
COVID: All participants need to adhere to AHS standards of safety: not symptomatic or awaiting results of testing, have not been out of the country in the past 14 days, not have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days. You will be required to fill out a questionnaire upon arrival. Masks required in shelters when social distancing is not possible. All participants will be encouraged to help to keep the warming room and bathroom clean and sanitary. (Please bring your own masks.)
Minimum Participants for workshop to run: 8
Maximum Participants for workshop is 15
Fees: $75 + GST per person – includes instructor sessions, warming shelter, heated bathroom, firewood