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Ready, set, snowmobile trip time!

Snowmobilers on trail.

Add a little snow and an awesome machine and you have the wonderful world of snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is a popular pastime, especially in Michigan where our campus is located. I have only been on a snowmobile three times, so I'm no expert, but you can read about my adventures in my last blog post.

Every weekend you see snowmobiles on trailers riding down the freeway or snowmobiles on snowy paths on the way to a weekend or week-long trip. Whether you are going for the day, or making a vacation out of it, preparation is essential. Anytime you venture out into the cold, some risks are involved. Severe weather, unexpected hazards, injuries, or simply losing the trail … these things can happen quickly and it's best to be prepared. So, what do you need for a successful and fun snowmobile trip?

Anytime you venture out into the cold, some risks are involved. Severe weather, unexpected hazards, injuries, or simply losing the trail…
  • Map and compass
  • General first-aid kit
  • GPS and cellphone
  • Survival kit
  • Signal flares
  • Waterproof matches
  • Hand axe
  • Flashlight
  • Tarpaulin
  • High-energy snacks such as candy bars
  • Food and water for emergencies including enough for one extra day for each day of your trip
  • Most importantly – Before You Leave … Tell someone where you plan to travel and when you will be back.

We want you to have safe travels!



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