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6 Special Edition Wednesday, January 22, 1992 By GREG FITZGERALD Staff writer of The Signpost Camping is not only a summer sport at Weber State University it is also a winter sport. Those who enjoy the outdoors in the summer might want to take Winter Camping 362, to enjoy it in winter. Dr. Gary D. Willden, a professor at WSU, has been teaching winter camping for the entire 15 years hehasbeenhere. Heenjoys it, has experience and is knows about many winter activities. The course consists of in class and outdoor activities where the class put into practice what they have learned. They leam cooking, planning menus, ESKIMO (Continued from page 4) in this society. For instance, no work was to be done on caribou skins within sealing camps. It was also forbidden to eat trout or land animals on the day they ate seal meat. They firmly, devoutly held the belief that not only humans had souls, but animals as well. For example, a freshly-killed seal could not be put onto a dirty igloo floor and thus the floor would be covered with fresh powder. After this was completed water was poured into the mouth of the carcass. They believed that animals were thirsty even after death. Until the seal was completely skinned no one individual was allowed to do work for fear of offend OGDEII'S HOTTEST MUSIC MIX! All your favorite dance tracks! m miJLfv . m n m Bra 2410 WALL AVENUE, OGDEIJ 399-5729 OPEII 5-la.m. Camping is more than a three season sport WSU's Winter Camping class are learning to take advantage of the colder seasons land navigation and how to choose the right cross country skies and snow shoes. Out-of-class experiences include: building winter shelters like igloos, snow caves, and quinzhees. Other skills taught in the outdoors are: snow shoeing and learning the basics in cross country skiing. On the first overnight adventure the class hikes into camp on snow shoes and builds and sleeps in a snow cave. On the second trip the class cross country skiis in even further than before. Both campouts taken by the class are at Snow Basin ing the beast's soul. Childhood and death were considered special observances as well. At death a human soul was supposed to live in the body for five days. At this time no one cut their nails, combed their hair, or drove their dog-sleds. A woman in labor would call on the names of many souls and she often named her child after one that was most helpful. She delivered in solitary confinement in a newly built igloo or tent and stayed there for five days. She had restrictions for a year after that time-like not eating raw meat and only eating in the morning and late at night. The Netsilik made their preparations for the long winter ahead of them by breaking the thin autumn ice on the lakes and cut ii m i i i 1 1 1 1 i I II llll Mm lower ski area. According to Willden's Outdoor Adventure Information Packet, an igloo that is properly built is sound proof, water proof, windproof and warm- ' "I enjoy watching the students The insulative proper- J u ties in extreme coid tem- have the experience ana the dial- peratures nave Deen noiea by the Arctic explorer, Stefanssen. He found that with an outside temperature of -50 degrees, the entrance tem- perature is -45 degrees, -40 degrees at the floor of the entrance, 0 degrees at the door, 20 degrees at the level of the beds, 40 degrees at the shoulder level, and 60 degrees at the ceiling. Willden says that the best snow is a moist compact snow that is just under the surface. He said ting it to build ice houses. By cutting six or seven inches thick ice from the rivers and building blocks, they formed an igloo. Instead of a rounded roof, seal skins served as coverings. While the men did this, women were equally as busy making all the winter clothes from caribou skins. They sewed pants, coats, stockings and boots. Coats had sewn in hoods trimmed with dog fur and long fringes. Women's clothing was much the same, but had larger shoulder pieces for handling and carrying babies. Clothes were made of two layers, the inside layer was softer and thinner while the outside layer had fur facing outwards. The Netsilik Eskimo culture are indeed fascinating, being diverse and simplistic all in one. mm Doug Hill & Jeff Weingard will chronicle the backstage history of Saturday Night Live and re-create many back stage scenes. Come relieve some of your stress. A guaranteed laugh. the worst snow is "sugar-snow", which is snow that has melted a little bit and then frozen into small granules of sugar-type crystals. When asked what he enjoyed lenge of surviving outdoors... " Dr. Gary Willden on winter camping most about teaching the class Willden said, "I enjoy watching the students have the experience and the challenge of surviving outdoors in the winter." The four-season outdoor per MATI(0)NO A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE January 23, 1992 Doug Hill & Jeff Weingard Austad Auditorium Thursday 10:30 son needs to know survival skills to enjoy the outdoors, he said. He also offered a word of advice to those who are thinking about camping in general. "Be a good boy scout, be pre pared," said Willden. When one goes camping one should know the basic skills of camping. They should also know the snow, weather and avalanche conditions, and have the correct clothing and camping equipment. It might be good to note that there has not been a major accidents or a lost person on any of Willden's winter campingexcursions.