Winter Camping Tips - Don Childrey
This article provided very helpful tips and advice on the best ways to prepare for your winter camping trip and how to make your experience more enjoyable.
In this article, the author talks about some great tips on what to pack and how to prepare for your winter camping trip. It included what type of clothing to wear, such as waterproof layers with warm clothing underneath. It suggests to keep away from cotton materials because once wet it takes a long time to dry, which can make you prone to hypothermia. It informs you on the best types of foods to bring during your trip and advises people to include plenty of carbohydrates in their diet to provide fuel for hiking and for simply keeping your body warm. You can also learn how to set up your tent in the snow and what is needed to keep it sturdy and as warm as possible. The article continues to provide a variety of tips on how to stay warm during the day and at night. For example, adjusting your layers of clothing when participating in physical activity is very important to prevent heat build up and sweating. Also, exercising before going into your sleeping bag will make it easier to warm up during the night.
This article was very informative and filled with great tips and advice on how to make your winter camping trip more pleasurable. It will help me in the near future preparing for the overnight camp we will be participating in. From reading this article, I have learned the proper clothing layering techniques for winter and the best ways to stay warm during the day and night without over heating.
Childrey, Don. Winter Camping Tips. 2014. [online] Backpacking.Net http://www.backpacking.net/wintertips.html