Would like everyone considering this trip to read the last 4 pages of this thread. "Cry of the wild" is a FB friend of mine and someone I've had the opportunity to hang with a few times now. The fellows from this trip were lucky they had him there. Winter camping is inherently dangerous. One persons inexperience can cause a life threatening situation for others. At the least, it can ruin the enjoyment of the trip for others. Also realize the core group of those who have been attending the "Minnesota Frozen Butt " for the last 2 years will decide if someone should not attend if we feel it may compromise the safety of the individual or the other hangers involved. We fully expect temps to drop well below a -20F.