<< View All Events
Event Details
Date & Time
Sunday, November 19

Member: $65; Nonmember: $85

Contact Information

Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

Directions to Appleton Farms

Register Now

This event is offered by REI Outdoor School

See a list of all REI Outdoor School events at Trustees properties.

Outdoor Recreation, Lectures & Workshops

REI Wilderness Survival: Winter Skills

Looking for more cool stuff to do?
We've got tons more fun events and programs in your area – sign up for our monthly enews here!

  • Fitness level 3: Moderate 
    Trails in rolling terrain with some steep sections. Elevation changes of up to 3000 feet over distances of up to 10 miles per day hiking, or 6 miles per day backpacking. Altitude is below 10,000 ft.
  • Skill level 2: Intermediate 
    Comfortable hiking and am beginning to explore some new trails with more challenging terrain. I've got a backpack and want to learn how to use it more often.
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 10

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know including winter emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, and how to make your own emergency kit with all the essentials. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outdoors during the winter.

  • As a result of this class, participants will gain knowledge regarding
  • Winter Emergency Kits/Essentials
  • Winter Emergency Priorities
  • Winter Emergency Shelters

Bring to class:


  • 2 Liters of Water - At least two one-liter water bottles, such as a Nalgene bottle, or a large hydration bladder, such as a Camelbak.
  • Daypack at least 30 Liters
  • Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
  • Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing - Moisture wicking synthetic or wool layers to help keep you comfortable and/or dry.

Provided by REI:

  • Group First Aid Kit

The Trustees of Reservations - Appleton Farms

Map image of The Trustees of Reservations - Appleton Farms

More directions and information

Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, and historic farm buildings are part of this pastoral landscape - a rare glimpse into New England's agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Jr., and his wife Joan, Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country, established and maintained by nine generations of the Appleton family. Six miles of footpaths, bridle paths, and farm roads (easy walking).

Get more information and register >>
Nov 21
Tuesday Tea and Stroll
Francis William Bird Park, Walpole
Nov 24
Green Friday Hike at Notchview!
Notchview, Windsor
Nov 24
Green Friday Opt Outside Hike
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
Nov 25
Thanskgiving Wee Farmers
The FARM Institute, Martha's Vineyard
Nov 25
Winterizing Garden Equipment
Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens, New Bedford