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Winter Camping... Wow... my favorite... :)

Am I an expert at it, why yes...

Can I give some pointers... why not...

Could it be wrapped up in just few words... sure...

"there is no bad weather, there is just wrong gear/accessories!" (thats what I say)...

Now in a long format... I can make a separate post if you all want to try something out :)

I sure hope that McCall 2020 can happen and I'm hoping its possibly not the week of the February 23rd :)
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McCallin’ All Cats 2020. Monday Feb 17- Thursday Feb 20... optional off the books Snow Camping Friday Feb 21- Sunday Feb 23. McCall Crew
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McCallin’ All Cats 2020. Monday Feb 17- Thursday Feb 20... optional off the books Snow Camping Friday Feb 21- Sunday Feb 23. McCall Crew

Remind me, if there is a specific reason for the event to be on that week of February? or that month in general?

Just for my own info and in case anyone else is wondering! :)
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Lots of things go into planning the event since early 2016 and “President’s Day Week” is the only time
the Earth, Moon, Sun and the stars align. Hope you can make it.

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isn't the area a groomed snowmobile area and camping is on the weekend?
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With help from Valley County, we will get a super special permit. But more on that later when i get back to McCall hopefully next week.
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It would be a neat thing to have every method presented thus far at the camp out. That way everyone gets to see the relative merits, comforts, and efforts required. Just like there is no one purrrfect cat, there is no singular >one< way to best camp in the snow.


If I come, it will be to demonstrate the Arctic Oven tent...
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Tom, you are cordially invited. Want to be a trail boss?
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Tom, you are cordially invited. Want to be a trail boss?
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If I can get there, it will be way back in the van, traveling packed snow trails and taking it easy. I may help direct parking, but that's about it. (memo to self: Leave orange hi-vis vest at home)


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what is permitted in this area that your looking at for camping?

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or this
kind of neat sled . chair inside and holds two. cost 9 thousand us dollars.
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So far, all i know is that T-Rex is allowed.
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As for the dates... February 23rd is a holiday where I come from (former USSR), thus long ago, about 8 years now, I've taken on duty hosting a winter camp out at first for friends, now its for much more than that.

This year I got Steve (JimVT's son) to come by with their PistenBulley to add to the Frandee, which I used to break trail in this years huge snowpack.

Took us about 16hrs to travel 13 miles to the camp location due to the snowpack and snow conditions.

In any case, will be tough, but I will see what I can do.

May be get one of the locals to take the Frandee up to McCall at least, as I'll be running 1544 by February hopefully :)
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