Advice for Keeping Warm during Winter Camping

Hiking woman with backpack cook by campfire

Winter time can be a fun and challenging time for the camping enthusiast. Winter camping provides new experiences and new challenges that you will grow to love. A couple ways to experience camping in the winter is to pack all your warmest down gear, a quality tent and plenty of camping food.

If you are planning to hike into a remote area in the winter then you may enjoy snow shoeing to your camping destination. This provides you with a larger foot surface area to allow for easy walking on top of the snow. Another option is cross-country skiing to your favorite camping spot. This is a favorite of many camping aficionados.

If camping in the winter opposed to camping in the spring, summer or early fall you may see animals with slightly different coats. They will have their winter fur. That way by camping in the winter as well as camping during other seasons you can go to the same spot and the scenery will have changed. Not only will the leafy trees be stripped of all their leaves, but you will see birds that thrive in your camping area during the colder winter months.

To make winter camping more fun you will need to make sure you are able to stay warm. To stay warm while camping in the winter you will want to bring a warm coat, thermal underwear, and wool socks and gloves. It is also a good idea to bring a stocking hat and hand warmers in your camping gear. Inside your tent you can set up a kerosene heater in the middle far away from anything that could ignite. There are also many other types of camping heaters that your camping retailer will be able to tell you about. Sleeping bags for your camping trip are rated for temperature so make sure you bring a sleeping bag that is rated for the temperatures you will experience on your camping adventures.

When you first get up in the morning you may want to pull your clothing into your sleeping bag in order to warm them just a bit before putting them on. Most tents for camping are well ventilated and do not hold in heat for very long. To make your tent hold in the heat a bit longer, you may wish to throw an extra tarp over it and fasten it down with tent pegs designed for camping.

You will find that fewer people end up camping in the winter, so you will most likely find your favorite camping location not only available but also very peaceful and quiet! So if you like camping in peace and quiet with not a lot of other camping enthusiasts coming out to your favorite spots, then choosing to set up your camping area in the winter will work perfect for you. Camping retailers will often have special deals in the slower winter months, so waiting to buy your camping gear until you are ready to go camping will not be a problem for you. So go out this winter and every winter and enjoy the peaceful bliss of nature by camping.

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