Hamilton County Parks District provided people a chance to learn what it takes
to survive a winter in the wild at the 2013 Winter Challenge.
gathered at Winton Woods on Saturday afternoon to learn skills and survival techniques for
surviving a winter in the woods. Skills taught at the event included primitive
fire making techniques, locating and purifying water, building a shelter,
signaling for help, cooking over a fire and basic first aid.
To get the
full experience, patrons were invited to stay overnight at Winton Wood's
Adventure Outpost. Many camped out in frigid conditions. Others opted to stay in
basic cabins nearby.
morning, participants were awoken to smells of cooked rabbit. After breakfast,
participants took part in survival challenges to test their skills from the