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Offline awbrown: N. Illinois, USA

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Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« on: August 04, 2013, 12:30:24 pm »
The annual Winter Camping Symposium is coming up before we know it. Just a heads up, it has been moved to a new location.

Camp Icaghowan, a YMCA camp, not too far from Minneapolis.

Camp Icaghowan
899A 115th St.
Amery, Wi 54001
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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 03:11:44 pm »
Looking forward to this event.  Coming from Chicago, this location knocked off some drive time.  But I did enjoy Camp Miller. I was amused to see that the camp officials used the same tactics to manage us as they likely use for their kids and it seemed to work just fine.  It is a sweet place and I am sure that Camp Icaghowan will be as well!

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 08:38:44 pm »
Do they have the dates set yet and if so when is it? Thanks.

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 09:05:39 pm »
Is there any reason why it was changed? Although Camp Miller was a longer drive I truly enjoyed the Maruscos.
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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 10:41:00 am »
To answer Kaifus, the dates are Oct. 24-27.

I also really enjoyed the Maruscos, but I don't think we've seen the last of them. I have no inside knowledge but I have a hunch that they are still heavily involved.
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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 10:51:00 am »
Oopps, sorry......it's spelled Maruska
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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 09:52:14 pm »
I hope we haven't seen the last of them. I always enjoy seeing what new kind of stove they cooked up. I am also looking forward to this event. I nice to reconnect to like minded individuals.
Mike

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 07:24:33 pm »
Hey guys, I will make updates to the News/Events posting for the WCS. As far as the Maruska boys go, I have spoken with all of them and I'm sure they will be involved this year....


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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 02:29:48 pm »
I see Brian Muraska has begun marketing his stoves......Muskrat Metal Works........He loves making stoves, I'm looking forward to owning one for no other reason then the fact that his enthusiasm and passion is so infectious.

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 09:16:15 pm »
I found a photo of Brian Muraska at last years Winter Camping Symposium. He gave a nice presentation on stove building and had a number of his creations in operation.

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 09:21:44 pm »
Those "glass" ports are a nice touch.

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 10:25:55 pm »
Those glass ports are indeed interesting. The first two stoves on the table show a glass viewing port in the front. He was experimenting with a way that would allow you to enjoy watching your fire. The glass ports are made with pyrex cupcake cups. I'm not sure how successful his experiment was, as the cups would pretty quickly fill with sooty smoke, but it was neat to watch for awhile.

He has all sorts of neat ideas and loves experimenting.
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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 10:44:07 pm »
I was at that presentation last year.  I walked away thinking that he should start to sell them.  Glad he thought the same.  I have a feeling that our hobby will spread in time.  Nice cottage industry.

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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2013, 05:51:29 am »
Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is important. I think the matter of simplicity goes further than just food, equipment, and unnecessary gadgets; it goes into the matter of thoughts and objectives as well. When in the wilds, we must not carry our problems with us or the joy is lost.
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Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2013
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 08:31:03 pm »
Hope to make it to the event this year. Timing may just work out.