How To Start Winter Camping: take extended day hikes and prepare a meal

Take an extended day hike and prepare a meal. Build a fire and cook a hot dog or warm up soup over your stove.

This is a great way to introduce kids and novices to winter camping and to acquire initial skills without worrying about sleeping over-night in cold temperatures.

An extension of this philosophy is to try a hut-to-hut excursion.

Eric Snowshoeing

Day trips are a good way to introduce kids and novices to winter conditions.

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