Low temperatures and inclement weather do not indicate the end of the camping season for a large number of adventure seekers.
In fact, winter is often a favorite season among many outdoor and recreational sports enthusiasts. As winter often means a decrease in the number of visitors to some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the country.
While camping in cold temperatures requires some planning, with proper equipment and preparation, anyone can enjoy camping in cold, snowy areas.
Form cruise trip several days to a winter camp night, these tips and products help you survive not only a night in the cold, but to grow at cold temperatures.
STUDY THE REGIONAL FORECAST
Know before you leave because the climate in the mountains can change from calm to dangerous in a few minutes. Photo: Pixabay
Choosing the right climate window will be an essential part of ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Hiking in a desolate winter destination only to be ravaged by a raging blizzard is a surefire way to ruin your experience and possibly end up in serious trouble.
The NOAA website has detailed forecasts that can help you plan your trip.
Having the right tent can be the difference between hot and humid during the winter camp. Photo: Pixabay
Having the right equipment for any adventure is important, but when bad weather can make your adventure dangerous, it becomes critical. If you are camping in the snow, you will need a specific store for the entire season or winter as the walls and posts are made to withstand heavy winter storms.
Choosing a good sleep bag is essential, if you are camping in the snow, then you will need a sleeping bag that has a temperature rating of at least 0 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are in regions Extremely cold can get a sleep bag that is rated at -50 degrees Fahrenheit, there are synthetic and synthetic options available at once and are usually in the form of mummy to use the heat of your own body heat.
The formation of diapers is key when you camp in cold climates, as it will warm up while walking or skiing and will cool, since the core temperature and the temperature of the hour decrease. Having a first synthetic layer that absorbs moisture and dries quickly is important.
Add extra layers as you like, but make sure to also include a waterproof layer in case things get wet. Pack a base layer and a pair of dry socks in a waterproof bag in its packaging, and some type of stove system and melt the water as these are the essentials.
CHOOSE YOUR SPOT
Try to find a safe place with views of this world while camping in the snow. Photo: Pixabay
It is important that when traveling to the countryside outside designated camping areas, choose a safe place to camp, especially on avalanche-prone terrain.
Make sure you do not camp at the base of steep or snowy faces and if you see avalanche residue, you are in a dangerous area. It is also useful to find a place protected from the wind if possible.
Once you have found a safe place, pat the snow in the area where you want to place your tent. The use of the sky, cutting board, racket or shovel creates a camping area in the snow that best represents your most intimate values. If you are a minimalist, simple flat surface may be enough, but if you are an outdoor person with a pedigree can pigeon fancier really let your creativity dig snow sliced with benches, toilets, storage areas and snow walls for provide protection against the wind and privacy The sky is the limit.
CHANGE IN DRY CLOTHES
Staying warm means staying safe in the winter, so be sure to keep a special dry diaper and socks in your pack. Photo: Pixabay
It’s easy to be complacent after a long day of intense activity because you can feel very hot and confused when you arrive at your camp. However, as soon as perspiration begins to dry and its internal temperature begins to fall, staying warm becomes a necessary measure to ensure safety and comfort.
As soon as you have finished setting up the camp, move on to a dry basecoat and a pair of dry socks at least. It is useful to always keep dry clothes in a dry bag
BRING WARM FOOD AND DRINKS
It can be tempting to crawl into your warm sleeping bag and cuddle up with an energy bar, but making yourself a nice hot meal and a warm drink will help you stay warm by providing both the caloric intake necessary to keep your body warm, and by ingesting something warm and soothing.
If you are on a multi-day trip back non-perishable goods like pasta and pre-packaged camp meals that can be made simply by adding hot water. If you’re on a single day trip or camping near your car it can be nice to fill up in high fat high protein foods like meat and dairy products.
Tea and instant coffee is another easy to pack warm beverage that can elevate your winter camping experience. Filling your water bottle with warm water and putting it into your sleeping bag can also help keep you warm on brutally cold nights.
The urge to use the bathroom can be another battle between comfort and necessity during the often freezing cold nights of winter. And while it may seem counter-intuitive to leave your warm sleeping bag to relieve yourself emptying your bladder will actually conserve energy and allow for a warmer night’s sleep.
So don’t fight the urge to go, as nature is a great place to be when nature calls.