Sleeping Warm While Winter Camping

Staying warm at night while you are winter camping is crucial to a successful trip. This discussion covers the components of a winter camping sleeping system, preparation steps before sleeping, using external heat sources, dressing for sleep, personal variations, adjustments during the night and the morning after.

Components Of A Sleeping System

1. Sleeping pads

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Down Booties

Once in camp it is a treat to put on dry socks and warm footwear. Keeping your feet warm plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable temperature.

Down booties are super lightweight above the ankle booties made with a nylon outer shell fabric and a adjustable draw closure. They are usually made of 650 […]

More Quinzee Instruction

Who needs a tent for winter camping? Ottawa Outdoor Magazine provides an illustrated, instructional article “How To Build A Quinzee” by Allen Macartney covering what is a quinzee, digging a hole and filling it in, snug in any temperature, customizing the domicile, and cautionary notes.

If you are interested check out the article […]

Peaked Mountain

Peaked Mountain, (Latitude: N 43° 43′ 42.74″ Longitude: W 74° 08′ 58.70″) elevation 2919 feet, is a modest sized mountain located north-west of Thirteenth Lake. It is very steep sided which affords great views of the surrounding forest, lakes, and mountains, including the high peaks. The trailhead is at the parking lot for public […]

Sucker for Winter Pictures

I am a sucker for winter camping pictures – even if the winter camping involves staying in a cabin with a wood stove. Tammy at Plans to Give You Hope posted a great photo of her two girls in a winter scene. You can read her blog posting here.

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It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

Hope happens when someone sees something, decides that it is desirable, realizes that they may not get it, but believes that there is still a chance of getting it. Hope is expectation moderated by probabilistic estimation of a desired event. Robert Louis Stevenson said ‘It is better to travel hopefully than arrive’ (Virginibus Puerisque, 1881). […]