Hello fellow woodsmen ! I finally had the opportunity to go for a winter camping expedition with a friend. We planned an outing on a small mountain in the province of Quebec Canada. With temperatures around -30oC (-22oF) I had to take out the heavy artillery ! I packed most of my gear in a surplus USMC FILBE main pack. An excellent and robust high volume backpack I find excellent for bushcraft and winter camping. The pack weighed around 20kg (44 pounds) Since we were hot camping we brought a sled to carry the tent and the stove. I used a synthetic base layer as well as a light fleece shirt and a condor windbreaker. That proved to be a good combination while snowshoeing and pulling that sled LOL. The tent was quickly set up: we used an American 5 man arctic tent. This tent proved to be excellent for the conditions we were in ! The next priority was to get the stove running fast and hot. The pictures do not convey the bone chilling cold out there. A lot of time was spent preparing wood for the wood stove inside our 5 man arctic tent using mostly a saw (Sven Saw) but also an axe (Wetterling's) and a large chopping knife (Becker BK-9). My general use camp survival knife for this outing was the Enzo trapper in O1 steel and this knife performed admirably. We did quite alot of snow melting on the stove and my friend cooked an excellent beef stew ! that was a nice relief from the cold. Before going to sleep we went for a night trip to the summit of the mountain. Quite cold out there but it was worth it. Back to the tent we used the full MSS sleep system and managed to get a few hours of sleep ! Unfortunately we had to head back to civilisation but I'm already waiting for that next outdoor adventure ! I hope you like the pictures. If you guys have any questions concerning the trip or the gear I used don't hesitate to ask !