Winter Camping Tips


Winter Camping Tips

Bored and nothing to do during the winter season? Instead of sitting on the couch drinking a warm beverage beside the fireplace, go winter camping. There are fewer bugs and people around camping sites during winter. While you can experience the peace and beauty of nature during the winter season, it may be challenging battling the cold wind. And unpredictable weather during winter. But before going camping, you have to prepare the right equipment. This is to be able to camp in the snow. Here are the tips and guideline when camping in winter.

Weather Forecast Update

Before you start camping during the winter season for your planned destination, check the weather forecast for possible storms and the changing temperature. Always be prepared for weather changes. There’s a possibility that you may encounter winter storms.

Winter Clothes

Dress in layers. Winter camping is about comfort and being dry. Wool or synthetic-based clothes helps your body to regulate your body temperature and make a big difference in cold temperatures. It keeps you warm and it can trap heat which makes great clothes when camping, wear boots that are water-resistant and have a great grip in snow trails. There are great toe and hand warmers to keep your finger and feet warm.

Winter Camping Tips

Where to Camp

Choose a campground that is sheltered from strong wind and far from mountains – as there could be a possibility of an avalanche. Look for the availability of wood to start a fire when needed and consider camping near the open water. This is for accessibility of water because melting snow consumes time. Then unpack the things you bring to start building the tent.

Essential Gear

Winter Camping Tips

First, you want to bring a tent it is important to have shelter that’s is able to withstand the harsh weather of winter second, is a sleeping bag to be comfortable during cold nights it’s good to have a sleeping bag that gives warmth and comfort during the night third, is bring an extra foam pad it gives extra cushion and prevents the cold air coming up to the ground and forth,thing is to bring an extra stove and fuel for the camp stove to be able to cook and melt the ice for instance and lastly bring a first aid kit for unexpected injuries during the camping.

Entertainment 

After fishing in the frozen lake and playing snowballs during the day the winter night is long, so it’s good to have some books to read, movies to watch or games to play or by sleeping early you might wake up to witness the beautiful sunrise.

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