I’ve always found camping to be one of those great activities to help ease and relax the mind, while enjoying nature and Earth’s beauty. Now while I prefer to camp in the Spring or Fall, sometimes I just want to pack up and head out to the wilderness, even in the Wintertime.
Now whether you are camping with a group or solo, your safety, especially in frigid temperatures, should be your main focus and top concern. Not only must you be completely aware of your surroundings, but please remember to take extra precautions in Winter condition. Here are some tips to keep in mind when preparing to take a winter camping trip:
Tips for Winter Camping
It’s okay to reduce your plan. If you are like me, you’ll want to fit in as much as possible in each trip. Please remember that in the wintertime, your travel will be slower and the daylight hours are shorter. Reduce to your mileage goal, and don’t try to push it.
Dress in layers and bring those extra gloves and hats. Dressing in layers is an easy way to not only adjust your clothing situation, but also to help regulate your body temperature and moisture. Go with a liner layer, an insulation layer, and then a water-proof outer layer. AVOID COTTON! It doesn’t matter how careful you are, hats and gloves can easily be lost. Bring back up! It doesn’t hurt to keep a couple of inexpensive hats and gloves in your pack for when your good pairs go missing.