Winter camping is very awesome and dangerous section of camping.
Winter camping gives campers many challenges to overcome.
Once you have proper experience in the winter camping, you can enjoy the experience of camping in snow.
But before you head for camping in snow, see that you have properly packed all the necessary items required for making the winter camping safe.
Negligence towards the winter camping gear can lead to disasters. Not only the camping gear, but winter camping safeties are also different. Being warm is the most challenging thing in winter camping.
To enjoy the essence of winter camping, you should know how to survive in the harsh snows of the winter.
Surviving in winter camping:
Weather and camping gear: You never know what the winter weather gives you. Sometimes it may give you bright sun or some times a stormy hurricane. So, always be prepared for the weather and its adverse effects.
See that you have made the arrangements properly and in case of spoiled weather you are ready to face the adverse effects. When you are heading away from the campground, remember to carry necessary items and first-aid kit.
If suddenly the weather changes and you got stuck in a storm, your camping gear must provide you food and necessary items.
Traveling: Navigation in winter snow is not easy, so when packing the camping boots check for the probable conditions. If you are traveling in early winters, sturdy leather boots are enough.
If traveling in less snow, snow boots are preferred. If the snow is very dense, then you should use a snow traveler for better transportation. Always carry a map of the location you are traveling, everything seems like the same after a heavy snow fall. So, check for signboards which help you to find the location.
Light: Have you ever observed that sunsets are very fast and you are rarely left with less day time? So, remember this subject while packing the necessary items for the winter camping.
Bring a good company such as a good book or some entertaining games. As the nights are longer and winter nights are very cold, see that you have made proper arrangements in surviving. Carry battery lights for providing light in the dark winters.
Dressing: To fight the coldness of the harsh winter air, you should dress properly. The better or best way to stay warm in winter is to dress in layers. Clothes are the easiest ways of fighting the coldness and the dressing should also be carried out in a pattern.
First wear clothes which can transport moisture away from the skin, or exactly it must have the ability to soak the moisture. Next wear insulating layers clothes such as fleece jacket or woolen sweater which captures the warmth inside the clothes and does not allow the coldness to reach the body. Finish the clothing process by wearing water proof clothes that can drift the snow from the clothes.
- Always stay hydrated, carry warm waters for controlling the adverse effects.
- Pack more fuel and food. Fuel can be useful for melting snow into water.
- Never buy winter camping gear without knowing the pros and cons of winter camping. Prefer rented winter camping gear when you are knowing about winter camping.
- Be safe and avoid hypothermia attack.