Never Alone In The Bush
- Jun 16, 2011
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- Melbourne, Victoria
A mixture of Alpine downhill, Alpine Telemarking and Cross country touring and about 12 to 16 weeks depending on snow cover and my health And my ability to sock away 3 months food from the housekeeping budget of course
WOW ! That's a massive undertaking, but quite do-able with preparation. I was thinking a few days, but that's a completely different scale. To "survive" that long, you really need to be setup well.
Have you thought about a winter job at the resort ? Get accom, money and have time in the snow.
Not wanting to sound discouraging or anything, but FYI employment enquiries: http://www.fallscreek.com.au/ContactUs
I don’t know how it would go long term, but have a serious think about building a snow structure, either an igloo or snow cave, as well as the tent and tarp. A big enough structure will protect you from wind, snow and the worst of the cold and they are very quiet, which is a bonus when it’s a stormy night.
I think it would be ideal to have a camp site big enough and well protected enough so you can be out of the tent, and still out of the worst of the weather.
A bakers tent is another option, complete with stove, or a tipi. I saw this “permanent” camp last year.
The tents comprise a raided ply wood base, tube metal frames and a big tarp over the top. The tipi is purpose built with ply wood floor and a stove.
(Sorry for all the editing. I didn't get any clear shots at the time)