Winterer’s Gathering in Grand Marais

     Have you visited the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota? If not then take the opportunity to visit during the Winterer’s Gathering and Arctic Film Festival coming this November 15-18th. I’ve only taken classes with the kids during their school trips but I’d love to take more when I have more time. 

     There are lots of activities happening during the weekend including a chili feed and gear swap. There are over 13 classes offered and some still have room for more registrants. You can check out their website for more information. And of course, you are welcome to stay at Voyageur!

WGAFF – Five letters that spell Winter in the North

Temperatures have dipped and snowflakes have been sighted on the North Shore
– this can mean only one thing!  The annual Winterer’s Gathering & Arctic
Film Festival (Nov 15-18) at North House Folk School is just around the
corner. Arctic films to tasty chili feeds, inspiring speakers to hands-on
course! A complete printable program is available online:

Hookers & Spooners: Working in Horn, Bone, Antler – Nov 13-15
Crooked Knife: Craft Your Own – Nov 14-15

Footwear For the Camp: Moccasin Making – Nov 15-16
Traveling by Pencil with Alaskan author Seth Kantner – Nov 15-16
Bushcooker Trail Stove: Craft Your Own – Nov 16
Staying Alive in the Woods: Intro to Wilderness Survival – Nov 16
Winter Camping at 30 Below – Nov 16
Sew a Bag: Sailor’s Ditty or Sailcloth – Nov 16-17
Carry Your Fuel: Craft a Steambent Firewood Carrier – Nov 16-17
Wooden Toboggan For Winter Travel: Make Your Own – Nov 16-18
Carving the Cree Hunter’s Shovel – Nov 16-18

Photography with Seth Kantner – Nov 17
Carving Inuit-Style Snow Goggles – Nov-17-18
Northern Bushcraft: In the Field – Nov 18-19