Essential Winter Camping Tips and Tricks

Winter is a beautiful season.

Camping is an adventurous and exciting outdoor vacation.

What do you get when you mix the two together? A winter wonderland!

Don’t let the snow stop you. Camping in the winter can be a fun and unique experience for the whole family to enjoy. Imagine building your very own version of Frosty the Snowman outside your tent, or enjoying a delicious cup of hot cocoa by the fire. Sounds like the perfect getaway, right?

We’ve put together a guide for you to follow to make these ideals a reality.

What to pack

We’ve gone over some of the basic gear you need to bring, in terms of the tent and sleeping bags, but let us divulge deeper into what you must have in order to stay warm and toasty!

Layers, layers, layers!

You’ve been hearing this expression from your mother since you were a youngin’ getting reading for school, but now you’re sleeping outside in negative weather conditions so listen up! Start with thermal polyester undergarments as your base. Opt for breathable fabrics such as fleece or wool, but stay away from cotton based attire. It’s important to not neglect your feet and pack proper hiking socks made out of wicking polyester or merino wool. In terms of your boots, choose a waterproof pair to ensure your feet stay dry when maneuvering through the snow.

Pack an extra pair of gloves

We want to make sure you keep all 10 fingers. It’s recommended to pack an extra pair of gloves, just in case anything happens. Some other additions you can look into purchasing are polyester glove liners, gauntlets to lay on top and chemical hand warmer packs! Pro tip: stock up on chemical hand warmer packs to throw into your boots and sleeping bags as well!