Outdoor Adventure Expo

April 28 – 30, 2023

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9
Saturday  10 – 6
Sunday  11 – 5

Sponsored By:

FITS Icebreaker Lakes & Legends Marmot Mountain Hardwear Patagonia


Lakes and Legends Brewing Company logo Lakes & Legends
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo
All Weekend

KCM Eggrolls logo

KCM Eggrolls
Friday 4:00 to 7:30

Finer Meats & Eats logo

Finer Meats & Eats
Saturday 10:00 to 6:00

Eggroll Queen logo

Eggroll Queen
Sunday 11:00 to 5:00

$1 Popcorn
$1 Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!
(Proceeds benefit American Alpine Club scholarship program.)

Kids (12 & under) Spin the Wheel - Get a Prize!
Kids Spin the Wheel and Get a Prize!
Thrifty Outfitters
All Weekend Long !!!
(12 & Under)

Speaker Biographies and Program Descriptions

Dan Cooke

In addition to being the owner of Cooke Custom Sewing and a previous ACA Freestyle Paddling Instructor, Dan Cooke has been paddling and camping for the past 55 years.

From the Rio Grande to the Kazan River and many places in between, you will likely find Dan capturing the landscape through photography or crafting the finest canoe gear available.

Website:  cookecustomsewing.com.

Paddling the Lower Kobuk River in Alaska

Follow along on a solo paddle down the Kobuk River from the Kobuk village to Hotham Inlet and almost Kotzebue Alaska.

The lower Kobuk River is not technical, but it is remote with surprisingly easy logistics if you have a folding canoe, no bush-plane needed.

The Kobuk Valley National Park is one of the least visited national parks include the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes and the historical Onion Portage.

Sunday,  Nov. 20th, 12:15p.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 1-103

Tarp Setup Demonstration
Cooke Custom Sewing Tarp at Shosone Lake

Does your rain-fly flap in the wind?  Have you ever wanted to leave the tent behind and sleep in a tarp shelter?

Dan Cooke, of Cooke Custom Sewing, will show a variety of ways you can utilize a tarp to better enjoy your wilderness adventure.

He'll demonstrate various rigging methods, suggest some creative ideas to common challenges and show the best knots for setting up a storm-proof shelter.

Saturday,  Nov. 19th, 1:00p.m.,  Grassy Knoll (across from Expo tent entrance)

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