While many campers tend to think of the spring, summer and fall months as the best time to camp, don’t overlook the beauty of winter camping!
Winter Camping Tips
For A Successful Winter Camping Trip
These winter camping tips are certain to help you and your family have a good trip, should you decide to venture out and explore the great outdoors.
The biggest aspect that tends to frighten people away from camping during the winter is the low temperatures. The good news? There are many great products out there that one can purchase to stay warm and dry!
If you’ve been contemplating winter camping, these winter camping tips may be just what you need to boost you into making it happen! There are also a lot of great Fall Camping Tips that also carry over into winter camping. So you may also want to check those out.
By simply planning ahead and preparing for the possibility of cold and wet weather, you can have an amazing winter camping experience that you’ll remember forever.
Fleece is so, so warm and much needed when camping during winter. Anything that you can find made with fleece, add it to your winter camping needs list. Fleece gloves, fleece socks, fleece blankets…you name it. The list could (and should!) go on and on!
Anytime you know that you’re going to be battling against the elements, it’s always a good idea to pack extra as well. Hands and feet are typically super sensitive to cold, so you don’t want to risk the chance of getting your socks and gloves wet without extras on hand.
Waterproofing Is Key:
Mother Nature has a way of releasing moisture either through rain, sleet, snow or dew and when winter camping, that can cause you and your clothes to become wet and very, very cold. Combatting this is simple by purchasing waterproof clothing.
Gloves, jackets, sleeping bags and even boots are all items that you can buy ahead of time and take with you on your winter camping adventure to ensure that every possible part of your body stays warm and dry.
If tent camping, you may also want to put a fresh coat of waterproofing on the tent to make sure the inside of the tent stays dry.
Bring Flashlights and Other Lighting:
It’s no secret that the sun sets much faster during the winter months. Causing that natural daylight to go with it. Camping during the winter means that you’ll want to be certain that you pack adequate lighting. That way you can see objects around you.
If you have a camper with electricity, you’re fine. But if you don’t, you’ll want to pack flashlights, batteries and anything else that doesn’t need to be plugged in to charge to help you navigate and see.
One great item to consider purchasing is solar LED lights and flashlights. The solar ones are charged by the natural light during the day, to give you light all night long. You don’t have to worry about plugging them in either which makes them perfect for winter camping. Just be sure you also have a backup option too if the sun is not out much one day.
Wear Hats All Day Long:
Your body heat will escape out the top of your head which is why wearing a hat is extremely important when in cold weather. If you can wear a hat all day, do so.
Keep in mind that the body does naturally sweat without you even feeling it. So bring extra hats to change into as the day goes along. When you are getting ready for bed, don’t forget to put on a dry hat. Also be sure to snuggle down deep into your sleeping bag!
With these few simple winter camping tips, you can rest easy knowing that you are taking every precaution and doing everything necessary to make it a camping adventure that you’ll never forget!
Remember that keeping warm is key to enjoying Mother Nature and all her winter wonderland!
Looking for more camping tips? Here are a few to check out!
- Tips for Surviving Camping with Kids
- Camp Cooking Hacks On Over The Fire Cooking
- Tent Camping Hacks You Need To Know Before Going Camping
- How To Build a Campfire
- Night Camping Tips & Ideas Including Games
- How to Survive Camping In The Heat
- How to Survive Camping In The Rain