Who says camping is only appropriate in the summertime? The chilly winter season can be just as fun, for all levels of campers. There are just a few things to remember when making a journey into the snow.
Smart snow campers must make a detailed plan before leaving home. While building a snowman may be first on the list, it is important to remember that winter outings offer different challenges than summer camping. Prepare for more severe weather and shorter daylight hours by having extra gear.
Staying warm is important. Pack a base, middle, and outer layer of clothing. Bring extra hats, gloves, and socks. You can also purchase hand warmers, which work great during daytime exploring.
When setting up your sleeping quarters, put extra padding between you and the ground. Fill a water bottle with boiling water and sleep with it at your feet for extra warmth.
Once you have figured out how to stay warm, start having fun and enjoying the outdoors. Hiking during the wintertime is peaceful, due to fewer campers populating the area. Bring quality snow boots that dry quickly.